Running Ideas - Deepstash

IDEAS ON THIS TOPIC

The Key To Endurance Is Consistency

As you improve your endurance, you will find distances that were formerly challenging will become easier.

  • Run multiple times a week
  • Run for both consistency and speed (set different goals for different runs within the week)
  • Remember: it usually takes 4-10 days to benefit from a run

STASHED IN:

8

The average human running speed

According to a massive RunRepeat study based on over 34 million race results, the average running times are:

  • 35 minutes for a 5K
  • One hour and two minutes for a 10K
  • Two hours and 14 minutes for a half-marathon
  • Four hours and 26 minutes for a full marathon.

We should keep in mind that the data is collected from race results. It doesn't mean every runner is racing or running as fast as they can.

5

STASHED IN:

50

We May Not Be Exercising Enough

The World Health Organization recommends 150 to 300 minutes of moderate to heavy exercise per week, which many of us are not doing as we overestimate our activity levels.

A vigorous exercise, where our heart rate reserve is more than 60 percent cannot be the same for every person, as one first needs to calculate their resting heart rate as well as the estimated maximum heart rate.

STASHED IN:

93