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Louise Damen
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I run a total of 16-18 km per week 3 runs of 5-6 km each. Is it better to train this way or one 15 km run ? Per week

The long run is the bedrock of a good training programme. However it may be easier time wise to split your runs across the week such as the 3 runs of 5-6 km that you are currently doing. The short runs are easier to recover from than the longer runs and you are spreading your training stimulus out throughout the week. However, I think it certainly is useful to try and get a long run in from time to time, but you don't even need necessary to do a long run every week. You may be able to do one every two weeks for example.

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