5. What’s your favourite distance to run/race, why?
It’s all about numbers. I run 3-4 times a week at a distance of 5-7 km. It’s primarily a matter of convenience. I have a busy work schedule, 12-13 hour shifts, so time is something I do not have much of. When I get home I need to work out, eat dinner, relax a little bit and then get to bed early enough that I do not risk ruining my sleep or the next day of work.
I can run 5 km in about 30 minutes and that is just about the perfect amount of time for me. I know there are people who run much farther than myself and more frequently, but everyone has to find a balance that works for them. I sometimes imagine that I’m running several 5 km races back to back and then I don’t feel so poorly about my lack of a great distance. Anyways, it’s about the journey, not the destination.