My Favorite Running Distance

Oh hey Philly!


Since moving into the city, I am happy to report that I have a new favorite running distance.

3 Miles Baby!


After taking a little break from running, after a groin injury – I have found that 3 miles is officially the best distance for me at this point in my life, and I couldn’t be happier about it!

I have run a marathon or two (or three!) in my day, spent the past few years in marathon training mode and since then I have taken a bit of a break.

I have missed running to run,  not running to train.


For me, going out and crushing 3 miles, or a 5k if i am feeling crazy, has been awesome for me to keep my milage up. I also love the fact that I don’t need a crazy time commitment to do it – It’s calming knowing that I will be out there for 30 minutes or less. Not sure why, but I really love that part.

I find it also allows me to do more with my workouts throughout the week. There is more time for spinning or yoga or cross fit to be paired WITH a nice little 3 mile run.


Oh, and it’s still a great calorie burn too!

Win’s all around for my new favorite running distance!


If you could only run the same distance (again and again and again!)  for the rest of eternity, what would your favorite running distance be??

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  • Reply Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep December 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I feel ya! I’m pretty much over training for long distance races. 3 miles is and always has been my favorite distance. It’s not a total time suck, and I feel accomplished when I’m done even if it didn’t take too long.

  • Reply Patty O December 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I hate running, but walk 5 miles most days, paired with some zumba it keeps me happy!

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