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Advice on back-to-back races (Read 72 times)

kristin10185


I race in SparkleSkirts

    Thanks everyone. For those creeping on my log (lol I'm not weirded out by it....it is public afterall), I will make a disclaimer that I just started logging my runs on here. Previous to what you see on my log (and prior to the ITBS crap) I completed the Hal Higdon Novice 10K plan, and before that the Hal Higdon Novice 5K plan. I switched a few running days around, but never missed a run during the 16 weeks of those 2 plans (actually I'm lying I missed a few during the Half Higdon 5K plan, because I was a baby about running in the rain back then and missed a run or 2 because of it lol, but that was it).

    PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

     

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    scottydawg


    Barking Mad To Run

      I do back-to-back races quite a bit.  But, as you know, I'm a 'fun-runner' and don't RACE them, so for me it's no problem.  So if you want to RACE both of them the best you can, I will leave the advice for that to the folks here who actually race.

       

      If you are worried about doing too much, my suggestion is treat one of them as a fun run and then race the other.  Save your legs for the one you REALLY want to race and do well in.

       

      Good luck Kristin!

      "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt

      kristin10185


      I race in SparkleSkirts

        Thanks scotty! You sprang right to mind actually when I first considered this, lol since I've read many of your 2 race weekend RRs.

        PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

         

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        Gray Runner


        Running Bear

          I'd run the Saturday one easy paced as a training run, then haul booty on the Sunday race.

          Upcoming races:  
          Mt. Cheaha 50K 2/22
          Georgia Death race 100K 3/15-16
          Sweetwater 50K 4/12
          Cruel Jewel 100 5/16-17
          Make It By Midnight FM 7/XX
          H9 50 mile 8/9
          Georgia Jewel 100 9/27
          Pacing at Pinhoti 100 11/XX
          Dunkin Ridge Trail 50K 11/XX
          Lookout Mtn 50 mile 12/20


          Dr. Cornsitter

             I think you have enough time to try a few more back-to-back training runs to see how quickly you recover from the first and how tired you are on the second. That will give you an idea of whether you want to try the weekend double or just run your best in CP and skip Brooklyn.  

             

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            Bad Ass

              Now that you PRd yesterday, have you made a decision as to which to race????

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              kristin10185


              I race in SparkleSkirts

                I registered for the Brooklyn race. Decided if I spent any more time thinking about it I was going to miss out, because it is capped at 300 registrants. Now.... what to do about it... Tempted to race the 5K in Brooklyn. Why? Because I did PR yesterday, on a hilly course, with over 5000 racers that I had to dodge and weave around. I got a 32:30 on the money, if I can take off 40 seconds per mile and really push my finish line kick, not lose 30 seconds at a water stop, I have my sub 30. This course is flat, the field is small.... hmmmmm. I thought maybe PRing yesterday would make me more ok with running the 5K easy butttttt it may have done the opposite haha. Still need to decide though...gonna do some more back-to-back training runs and see how it goes.

                PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

                 

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                kristin10185


                I race in SparkleSkirts

                  Then again, maybe I am over-estimating how much the hills and all the weaving and getting stuck behind walkers slowed me down...who knows...

                  PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:20:16 (4/13/14)

                   

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