For runners, a time is a target, and also a limitation.
A talent of runner is shown by how fast the goal time.Opposingly, if you can’t finish a marathon within a certain time your race could be stopped on a way.In a marathon , time is an only and an absolute index.
To know what pace they have run and to decide they should get faster or get lower their pace ,runners look at a watch.Because split time of 5km or 10km determine a pace in a next section.
They are always fighting.The counterpart of it is time.
She seemed to confirm the time by looking at the watch a few times.A distance up to a goal means also a length of time to need.I didn’t know her running pace was satisfactory or not for her.She swung again her arm wearing the watch and kept running.