Short on Time Blocs: 2-Run or not 2-Run? Do a Double Day

You awaken with enough time one morning to run a short run but want to run longer. Your calendar balks.

Should you run 2-runs today? One early, and one later to experience that longer endurance experience, and add some mileage to your body’s training base?

If you are cleared to run for fitness and sport, why not, so long as you are not over-training in the larger context of your training days.

This piece at Runner’s World goes into some detail about the benefits of “doubling.” And Jeff Galloway chimes in here.

And this is not only true for running. Other training modes may be mixed, matched, and doubled. Again, don’t over-train, but do adapt and excel. The experience boosts training and performance confidence, in part because few people make room to train twice in a day, or few seize the intervals as discussed in the ‘Interval Farming’ chapter in Farm Your Training Day.

Write in, comment, or, write a guest piece for my blog about how you leverage a “daily double” into your training life from time to time. Thanks for dropping in!

 

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10 thoughts on “Short on Time Blocs: 2-Run or not 2-Run? Do a Double Day

      • Do you track All Seasons Cyclist’s blog for the latest gadgets? I never knew you road cyclists could amass so many types of gadgets and apparel. Following-up, I hope your Dad got some sleep and has fully recovered from whatever he had.

      • No, I don’t. I’ll have to check it out. I definitely have a fair number of gadgets for my bike already, though — at least enough for me!

        And I think my dad’s feeling a bit better now. Thanks for asking!

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