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1/18/10 4:13 P

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As long as you are listening to your body, do what feels right. And the suggestion to use other types of exercise as cross-training is a great one...it keeps you from overusing your running muscles.

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1/17/10 4:21 A

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there are articles out there about running "doubles". not sure where they are, but do recall discussion about them recently.

i used to run doubles all the time. 2 miles in the morning, 2 in the evening. when my body felt up to it, i did triple runs, but never over 2 miles on each run. i started doubles pretty early in my "training" and don't recall having any issues. i just listened to my body when it said "not today, please".

the information i am seeing is that in short distances, doubles can actually be very beneficial. in long distances it is less beneficial and more prone to injury as the muscles don't have proper time to recover after the longer runs. not sure how long their "longer" distance covers, so you might want to check that out.

I would say, if you listen to your body and don't overdo it, doubles shouldn't be a bad idea.

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1/15/10 6:47 P

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Hi
I had never run before in my life, so started slow, I've built up to Monday my first ever 3.1 miles, I run 3 days a week every other day, on off days do the stationary bike or eliptical.

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12/20/09 10:22 A

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Does it have to be running? How about cross training with another activity like biking that will compliment your running but not tax the same muscles? Too much too soon and you risk injury.
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12/18/09 10:23 A

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A very good source for running related questions and information is www.runnersworld.com . Very informative on everything running related.

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12/18/09 9:19 A

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I'm not an expert ... but my logical thinking say this:

When you start on your 2nd run of the day. Start slowly - maybe 10 minutes. And slowly build on that.

When you do things slowly & carefully you are less likely to overtrain or injure yourself.

I'll be interested to see what others have to say.

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12/18/09 9:05 A

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Ok, I get about 30 - 40 minutes in the morning before work and I can squeeze in 30 - 40 minutes in the afternoon.

I've been training for about a month.

Would it be too much to soon to run both morning and afternoon on my training days?

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