30 Dec '15, 11am

How to safely train for back-to-back marathons:

How to safely train for back-to-back marathons:

Elsie asks: I'm training for my first marathon, which is at the end of November. My plan is to do this marathon, and then six weeks later, I want to run another one with some friends. Is this crazy? Is it possible to run two marathons so close together? Yes, it’s possible. Perhaps it’s not always advisable, but, if you train and race smart, it is doable. On the plus side, running back-to-back marathons takes full advantage of long runs and high mileage by parlaying them into multiple races...and multiple medals. This is not something you should plan on doing all of the time though because the challenge is not without some risk. There’s a chance for an insufficient amount of recovery time between races, excessive fatigue, early glycogen depletion during your second race, and even injury. With that in mind, it’s important to listen to your body during training and once you s...

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