I've got a fever...
Does anyone have any insight on which is the best for 5K performance, running more miles with a majority of miles being done at an easy pace (I have read 80 to 90%) or running less total miles with a greater percentage being focused on speed and stamina.
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
Is there some ceiling for mileage when it comes to 5K racing and performance? Is there any point where runners would begin to see diminishing returns in performance?
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
I just PR'd in my 5K yesterday by about 55sec, and I've done almost no speedwork for a month, so apparently getting my mileage up has worked for me -- dunno how that applies to anyone else, but I'm certainly happy