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Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
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twice a day runs Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 2:01 pm 

The past summer I built up to a peak of 75 miles per week, a new high for me. To fit that in with my work schedule required me to do two runs a day a couple of days a week. Typically I'd run 6 miles at lunch time, then another 6 miles around 7:00pm or so. It was kind of a pain, but the only way I found to make it work.

At what mileage level do other people think it's best to start doing two-a-day workouts? Do you think two runs of 6 miles is better, worse, or the same as a single run of 12 miles as far as the training benefit goes?


ginger

Cambridge, MA
Joined: 08 Dec 2004
Posts: 46

Re: twice a day runs Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 2:38 pm 

I have heard that two 45 minute runs is better than one 90 minute run for your "easy" days. There are days when the focus is to go medium-long or long, in which case you wouldn't want to split up the run, but on other days I think it's better to do two-a-days than to do one longer run. I read this somewhere and will look for the source.

Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: twice a day runs Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 8:08 pm 

I found some good info on Pfitzinger's web site: Should you run twice per day?

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