Every runner has a distance of their choice, but is there a one distance that is better than the others?
Shape Magazine shares the benefits of 13.1 miles in an article and one of their points was pretty spot on:
A benefit of running half marathons and shorter distances is that you get to keep running. Marathoners are typically advised to take it easy for 26 days (one day for every mile) after the big race! Half marathoners, on the other hand, can get back into their normal routines pretty much immediately as long as they feel good. Milton says this quick recovery is due to less pounding on your joints because of the shorter distance. Proper training helps, too, of course.
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