The athletes feared injury. If they were hurt, they could not train; if they could not train, they could not compete; if they did not compete, they could not earn money. There is no union, or sick pay, in road running.
“Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon” by Ed Caesar, April 14, 2017 at 11:35AM
Once you work up to running three miles at once, “frequency is your friend,” Dollar says.
“Running 10–15 miles a week split into 4–5 runs is safer and more beneficial than running 10–15 miles split into only two runs.”
How To Start (Or Get Back To) Consistent Running, January 10, 2017 at 12:09AM
In other news, I’ve so far run 10 of 11 days this year. Only 5K (3.1 mi) runs, but (nearly) every day. Good for me 🙂