What is considered long distance running?

  • ny247365

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    Mar 14, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    Running is by far my favorite form of cardio, but at the same time my main goal is to achieve SLIM, toned legs, not bulky, muscular thighs. I have read that the key is long distance running rather than shorter, powerful runs/sprints, however I'm not really sure what that threshold would be. My typical cardio can be anywhere from 1-2 hours, 4-11 miles, at around 6.8-7MPH. I would like to get advice on whether it's time related (i.e. I should be running this length of time, at this pace), whether it's distance related, etc. I guess I should be looking at the figure of an endurance runner as a goal.

    Thank you for the suggestions!
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    Mar 15, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    Here is an example of long distance runners.

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    Mar 15, 2011 2:06 AM GMT
    Long Distance Running: Talking to someone from another country on your cell phone while running on the treadmill.
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    Mar 15, 2011 2:31 AM GMT
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but whenever I hear "long distance running", someone is usually referring to distances of 5K (3.1 miles) or longer. You should be running at a pace where you can comfortably carry on a conversation with a running partner (real or imaginary).