Congleton Harriers running club

A five-mile road race poses a dilemma for the long-distance runner. What pace do you run it at? Longer distances are easy to get your head around setting a steady pace and cadence. On shorter distances, say 5k, you know it’s going to be flat out if you are racing (writes Nick Budd). Five miles sits in-between and the competitive runner wrestles with the idea of trying to replicate their 5k pace; after all it is only an extra two miles isn’t it?
One thing that they are certain of is that it is going to feel like a five-mile sprint.

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