Interesting and I would love for it to be true in my case as well. I want to start trainging for a half and I am worried that the added miles will not be kind to my body. Slow and steady I guess.
I do know some people that run back to back days all the time and they do not seem to have any problem with it. On the other hand, they are younger then me.
My biggest advice and personal challenge is to listen to my body NOT my mind. My mind is not my best running partner. Sometimes it tells me to quit because "it doesn't feel like it" but my body is in good form and will run. Other times my mind is saying "you have to do this" but my body for various reasons says just stop the insanity. Some days it is a fine line. I love challenging myself but I have to be careful not stupid.
Keep us updated on how it works for you. I wish you success!
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I'm glad running more makes things better! I have run 4-5 times a week, as well as 3 times a week. It is like 3 times isn't enough, but running consecutive days causes issues - so I've adapted my training programs and run every other day. This has been working great for me. Best wishes to you - and remain injury free!!
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When I started running a little over a year ago, I ran two days a week pretty consistently. Added the 3rd day this fall and that is where I am. Typically it is Tuesday, Thursday and either Saturday or Sunday. So I'm guessing you are running on back to back days, and that is something I have not yet tried. Up to this point, I assumed I needed the day break in order to heal, but I'm curious how you feel after a back to back run, and do I need to be adding a 4th and eventually 5th day of running.
Thanks for bringing this up -- I am VERY curious now!
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I need to check with the group to see if anyone else has experienced this. For the last 2-3 years I have been using the FIRST (Furman Institute) 3 day a week running program. I originally switched to this program because of some lower back issues I was having. I am now working with a coach and he has added a 4th day of running and if I tolerate that well we will add a 5th day. So here is the strange thing...the more mileage he is adding the better my body feels! My back has less pain, my hips have less pain etc. I am wondering if I never really got in shape enough doing 3 days a week to tolerate the intense workouts of the FIRST program and that is why I feel better now running more. It is the only logical thing I have been able to come up with. SO,,,again my question is does anyone feel better have and less aches and pains overall by doing more mileage rather than less.
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