I'm in a rut, a groove that goes round in circles Concentric circles smaller and faster Anticlockwise chasing time. Always chasing time
Here, runners with endurance take over from those with strength. The skill lies in keeping up a sustained pace for a long time, effortlessly. Pace is king in the 5000m and the 10000m, where the best keep their hearts beating under control. A long distance spirit is needed; you do not run these races without lengthy, painstaking preparation, the bench test for competition. Nevertheless, these events are not exclusive to those with the most endurance. Speed, as a fruit of well-cultivated resiliance, also has its place. So much so, that 800m and 1500m specialists are sometimes outstanding at these events too.