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Running Math Fact Questions

How many miles are in a 5k?

3.1 miles requires relatively little buildup, the training doesn’t take over your life, and the race is over fairly quickly.

How many miles are in a 10k?

A 10k foot race is 6.2 miles. 10 kilometers is approximately 6.2 miles.

This is the absolute best distance to run for both enjoyment and physical exercise

It’s just long enough that you can still run it hard without much regard to strategy, and just short enough that you won’t be hurting afterwards or the next day like a 10-mile, half, full, or ultra.

How many miles are in a ½ Marathon?

A half-marathon is 13.1 miles or 21 kilometers. It's a good goal for runners who have already completed a 5K race or a 10K race and are looking for a new challenge. If you can complete 3 miles, you can start to train for a half-marathon.

How Many miles are in a Full Marathon?

A marathon is 26.2 miles or 42 kilometers.

Before you attempt to run a marathon, it's a good idea to be running for at least six months and run at least three times a week. If you've never run a race before, you probably want to start with a shorter race, such as the 5K (3.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) or ½ marathon (13.1 miles).

How many miles are in an Ultra?

An ultra marathon is any race, on foot, that is longer than the 26.2 mile traditional marathon. Although there is no limit as to how long an ultra marathon can be, the most frequent starting distance is 50 kilometers.

If you plan on running an ultra marathon for the first time, there are some key training differences to keep in mind. First, your pace will be much slower and you will find less of a need for speed work.

Second, you will need to run more miles per week than when training for a traditional marathon.

Third, you will eat a lot more not just while training for, but also while competing in an ultra marathon.

Finally, you will have to wear a hydration pack with plenty of storage for food and other items, as many ultra marathons don't have as many water or aid stations as you would think.

Remember- ultra marathon running isn't about speed. The endurance is what is important!

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