Double Your Fun: Should You Run Twice A Day?

  • By Jeff Gaudette
  • Published Dec. 11, 2013

When To Do Doubles

Now that you’ve seen the advantages and disadvantages of running twice per day, it’s easier to appreciate what type of runner would benefit from incorporating double runs into their training routine.

Generally, doubles will benefit more experienced runners who have maximized aerobic development but still need to boost mileage without having their easy days be over 80-90 minutes. Or, they’re most beneficial for runners who are looking to recover more efficiently in preparation for harder workouts.

The chart above shows a brief breakdown of what type of mileage numbers you should be at before adding doubles to your training regimen.

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Jeff Gaudette

Jeff Gaudette

Jeff has been running for 13 years, at all levels of the sport. He was a two time Division-I All-American in Cross Country while at Brown University and competed professionally for 4 years after college for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. Jeff's writing has been featured in Running Times magazine, Endurance Magazine, as well as numerous local magazine fitness columns.

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