Marathon Base Building (Read 1736 times)

    Whatever the merits of doing doubles in terms of training benefit, I do not see them as being an advantage in terms of time. Illustration


    AM: get dressed - warm-up - run 5m - stretch - shower -dress

    PM: get dressed - warm-up - run 5m - stretch - shower -dress


    Everything in bold you are doing twice, so where is the time gain? 

    Do you eat more than once a day?

      I guess I must be a total slob, but I generally don't take a shower after every run. Sure if its warm out or it was a tough workout, but if it is a nice cool day evening and I just run some easy miles I barely break a sweat and don't take a shower until the next morning. I don't really warm up or cool down on an easy run either. I do typically change into running clothes though so that is an extra 5 minutes out of my day.

      Age: 49 Weight: 202 Height: 6'3" (Goal weight 195)

      Current PR's:  Mara 3:14:36* (2017); HM 1:36:13 (2017); 10K 43:59 (2014); 5K 21:12 (2016)