Marathon vs Sprint - choose your pace

Running is one of the most affordable ways to strengthen your body and mind. However, different approaches to training exist. Some people run fast but can't maintain speed for long. Others prefer a measured pace in which they cover incredible distances. Which is best?

The marathon and the sprint are the two poles in the running world. The sprint is a short but brisk run at full speed. Sprinting demands rapid engagement of muscles, but exhausts them quickly – this is also the pace of our stressful daily lives.

Marathon running is not about speed, but about strength and endurance. It stimulates the activity of all organs and systems, strengthens bones and muscles harmoniously, improves coordination. A bonus is the psychological effect. Long, deliberate running stimulates the release of endorphins – hormones of happiness, they are our allies in the fight against depression and anxiety. Long runs have been shown to boost self-esteem, help you relax and find inner peace.
Running a marathon is a great way to relieve endless stress and improve your health. Regular long runs for pleasure lead to a long and happy life. The question is how to do systematic training.

A great solution is to set an achievable and measurable goal. For example, run the Chisinau Big Hearts Marathon 2023. If you sign up for the race now and start training, you'll get a priceless prize – the habit of running – along with the medal for your chosen distance.
Set ambitious goals, sign up for 5, 10, 21 or 42 km, and change your life.