Which is Better for Running: Going Far or Fast?

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Which one is best for you?

Are you short and sweet type of person or do you like to go until you drop? Who’s wrong? Who’s right? What do you do? Does it even matter?

Let us know and comment below what you do!

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Are you someone who enjoys exploring new routes and taking in the scenery, or someone who wants to maximize your speed and push yourself to the limit? This debate has been around for as long as running has existed. In this article, we’ll dive into the debate and see if we can help you choose.

A Tale of Two Runners

Once upon a time, there were two runners. The first, Remy B. Reel, loved running far. He enjoyed taking in the scenery and exploring new routes. The second, Daren Dlake, was all about running fast. He had a natural talent for speed and wanted to maximize his abilities. These two runners represent the two sides of the debate: running far versus running fast.

The Great Debate

So, which one is better? The truth is, it depends on your goals and personal preferences.

Understanding Your Body

It’s important to understand your body and what it’s capable of. Are you someone who naturally has fast-twitch muscles, or are you better suited for endurance activities with slow-twitch muscles? Knowing your body type can help you determine which side of the debate you should focus on.

Training Strategies

Once you understand your body type, you can tailor your training strategies accordingly. The key is to find a training approach that works for you and that you enjoy.

Personal Bests vs. Distance

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that personal bests are measured in time, while experiences are measured in distance. Whether you choose to focus on running far or running fast, remember to enjoy the journey and take in the scenery.

Finding the Right Balance

Ultimately, finding the right balance between running far and running fast is crucial for success in endurance sports. The key is to understand your body type, tailor your training strategies accordingly, and focus on what works best for you.

The debate between running far and running fast in endurance sports is a personal one. It’s important to understand your body type and tailor your training strategies accordingly. Whether you’re running far or running fast, the key is to enjoy the journey and find the right balance that works for you.


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