One of the ways to increase weekly mileage is to run twice a day. It sounds a little daunting, but surprisingly running twice a day isn’t as hard as you think and is a great way to break up longer mileage or develop a deeper level of fitness.
Most of the two-a-day workouts I incorporate into my training involve an easy run in the morning and then intervals in the evening. When I first started doing these, I was a little worried at first that I wouldn’t have enough “left” for a hard track workout after a morning run, but quite the opposite is true. The easy morning run acts as a “warm up” and I’ve found that I actually run faster in the evening after a morning run, than if I weren’t to run at all. My body feels loose, things feel “primed” and ready to go by the time I get to the track. And I’ve got the added bonus of a higher mileage day, without the higher mileage ‘fatigue.’
If you’re looking to build endurance and fitness, then incorporating at least one two-a-day workout into your training plan is a great idea. Focus on making one workout easy and the other slightly more challenging.
Here’s a great two-a-day workout to get you started:
Want to start doing two-a-days? Here are six great workouts from some amazing bloggers to get you going. Click the picture to take you to the original post.
Do you incorporate two-a-day workouts into your training?
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