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Increased Coronary Artery Plaque Volume Among Male Marathon Runners (Max out at 4 miles per day with 2 rest days totaling 20 miles per week for the sweet spot)

Increased Coronary Artery Plaque Volume Among Male Marathon Runners (Max out at 4 miles per day with 2 rest days totaling 20 miles per week for the sweet spot)

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[The risk is in the training.](https://twitter.com/GuruAnaerobic/status/1441299981491707904?s=20) Running a Marathon is fine **as an acute stressor.** What we should be careful of is making the acute stressor a chronic one.


The_On_Life

Everyone who is involved in fitness and not an addict: wow, I'm shocked /s


Steve_Dobbs_69

This is ridic. Long distance runners deal with increased oxidative stress on the heart muscles leading to scarring, which ends up being unhealthy :( Was planning to try to run 20 miles in a day lol after I ran 10 miles the other day (did it in 1 hour and 40 minutes). Going to now mix up my running into 1 sprint day (1 mile), 1 hill day (1 mile), 1 long distance day (10 miles), 2 medium (3-4 mile days), and 2 off days. Will not be doing any marathons.


Bacon_Nipples

What's the point of purposely wearing out your body? We've known long distance running to be an awful form of exercise for ages and it's not even an enjoyable one, why do people choose to blow out their bodies over bragging rights? Especially people who are otherwise relatively health concious


Steve_Dobbs_69

It's not about bragging rights, it's more about being able to beat limitations. And...the health benefits that come with it or so you'd think. 20 miles a week is still a decent amount though.


usertoomany

Why do people do anything. This blow out of body was considered healthy anyway. Nobody saw this coming. Runners live longer and healthier lives ( depending which areas they run in). Good for mind, body, soul, what more does anyone need!


converter-bot

20 miles is 32.19 km


useles-converter-bot

20 miles is the height of 18531.69 'Samsung Side by Side; Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Refrigerators' stacked on top of each other.