Should you head out the door for a 30-minute run or a 3-miler? If you train for a marathon, are you working up to racing for 26 miles or for a certain number of hours? You can plan your workouts by time or distance, but each has its advantages. Here’s how to decide.
Another benefit to using time is that it’s easier to fit into a schedule.
Triathlon season is over for me, but first cyclocross (CX) race of the season is next weekend. So I’m keeping my schedule of running 5K three times a week. But I’ve given up on timing. I used to watch to see if I was improving. Running hills helped in CX races, as there’s often short, steep climbs and staircases. But the bike never gets any lighter… 😉