Training twice a day

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Mar 2012
9:33pm, 15 Mar 2012
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baz p
crave - sorry i agree with gobi on that one. i think the distance plays a bigger part of it rather than time on your feet.
Mar 2012
9:33pm, 15 Mar 2012
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Maclennane
I suppose you could argue I'm talking about running rather than training
Mar 2012
9:34pm, 15 Mar 2012
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sLickster
SOD, I'm hoping that is the case, in training for my first marathon, I've not scheduled any speed sessions and am generally running 2-2.30minutes/mile slower than 10k pace. Even though I'm only up to 40-45miles a week I've done the odd 'double' session, mainly on a weekend - reason being that I just fancied another run, not really part of the schedule. After all we all do if for the enjoyment don't we :-)
Mar 2012
9:36pm, 15 Mar 2012
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Fenland Runner
Volume is important but as Gobi states you will not get the same adaptation from two x 5 miler's compared to 1 x 10 miler.
Mar 2012
10:09pm, 15 Mar 2012
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SODIron © 2002
Slick - My marathon PB was set off the back of 7 weeks training. It was a last minute thing so I opted to only focus on steady running....1 long run per week, 3 other runs of between 40-60 mins. The end result was a marathon debut of 3h:59m:53s....all done off easy, relaxed paced running.
Mar 2012
10:14pm, 15 Mar 2012
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plodding hippo
You lucky bar steward sod
:)

I wish I knew what an easy run was9and you know i aint fast)

Agree speedwork isnt for everyone
Mar 2012
10:49pm, 15 Mar 2012
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Crave
Ah fair enough, I'll leave it now I just thought I'd put forward the alternative Malmo view and see if anyone came out the woodwork championing doubles at all costs :) errrr, just to clarify though I'm on reasonably high mileage at the mo so doubles are becoming a bit more necessary and I plan to go onto a Daniels ticking over plan (who says start doubling at 50 conveniently :)).

Interesting though how Baz said when he did start doubling he got benefits. I reckon there's a benefit there in addition to just increased mileage. This is a quote from Joe Friel (the Cyclists Training Bible): "Sleeping and working out have a synergistic effect on fitness: Each can cause the release of a growth hormone from the pituitary gland. Growth hormone speeds recovery, rebuilds muscles, and breaks down body fat. By training twice daily and taking a nap, the dedicated rider gets four hits of growth hormone daily, resulting in higher levels of fitness sooner".
Mar 2012
9:10am, 16 Mar 2012
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Gobi
Crave - nobody said don't do doubles we just said you need to be ready to get the benefits of them not the side effects.

If you saw my training week you may have a fit.
Mar 2012
9:14am, 16 Mar 2012
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plodding hippo
dont do it Gobi-------------

;)
Mar 2012
9:21am, 16 Mar 2012
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Gobi
I won't Hipps

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