The things one ends up contemplating while running...
I found myself thinking about this the other day on my run home from work. I prefer doing a longer detour on my way to or from work getting about 10-15k out of what could be a 3k commute. If I do the detour to work I'll run the short route home since that run ends up being more about getting home than anything else.
This also goes for when I'm not run commuting. I'd rather do 15k one day than splitting it up into two sessions on consecutive days.
From a purely pragmatic view this just makes more sense to me. I've spent the time getting ready for a run, and I'm gonna have to spend time after the run getting ready for the rest of the day, so I might as well get the most out of it. Also: Getting out the door is always the hardest part(especially during winter in Norway). Once I'm out, I might just make the most of it.
I am however under no illusion that my way of doing this is correct in any way, shape or form. I do however like to pick the brains of people with more experience than me. So what do you prefer? 5k runs six days a week or 10k runs three days a week? Something in between?
And also: Anyone have any articles on the subject? Has any research been done on the difference between more runs versus longer runs?