We were out for dinner recently for a friend of a friends birthday. There were 30 odd people, quite a few of whom were recreational athletes. Plumbing Boy & I got chatting to some people sitting near us, (Dad & Son) with Dad telling us his son is a distance runner & won some prize money last year. Of course my ears perked up & I asked son about his running & distances & he proclaimed his long distance was 5kms.
I was somewhat perplexed at 5kms being classified as distance running............goes to show how much I really know (SFA)! However after listening & research at home, it would seem that anything further than 3km is considered long distance! Having not grown up in the athletic's world I had no idea!
So all of you out there who can run further than 3kms you are a long distance runners!
So I don't need to be running half marathons nor marathons to call myself a long distance runner??
Hmmm. Well, I since there is only 30 sleeps to go til Marathon number 3 I'd better keep up with the training.
I have 32 - 34kms to run tomorrow & am hydrating like ninja. This will be me for the rest of the day!!!