Runner's World

In Defense of Keeping Your Training to Yourself

If you wanted to, you could track (and marvel at) every one of Camille Herron’s training runs on Strava leading up to the 2015 100K championships in the Netherlands.

After joining the app, Herron thrived on the community and transparency. “I wanted to show people the work that went into what I was doing,” she says. It was impressive—her 120-plus-mile weeks helped her win the title in 7 hours, 8 minutes, and 35 seconds.

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