Lots of runners will enter a 5K or 10K
race at this point in their training. Now this
does help to give you an 'edge' when it comes to
the marathon. In effect it's like speed work and
provides the same benefits.
The downside is the risk of injury if you
push too hard during this race. So if you do
participate in a local 10K event, remember - you
don't have to go all out.
Find out more in our article
Critical Weeks in your Training