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Surrogation Bias

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Imagine the following situation: During the quarantine you decide to start training for a half-marathon (13.1 miles). The goal is to complete a half-marathon without any injuries. You need to increase strength and endurance. To monitor your training progress you find a free app that tracks the miles you run every day. Is tracking mileages the best way to train for the half-marathon? In other words, what are the pros and cons of having a performance measure of tracking mileages each day? Does it help you achieve the goal of completing a half-marathon without any injuries?


Minjeong (MJ) Kim & Fei Du

Fei Du, PhD
Assistant Professor of Accountancy
Gies College of Business
R.C. Evans Data Analytics Fellow
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Minjeong (MJ) Kim
PhD Student in Accountancy
Gies College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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