Just recently, I did something that I usually advise against: I joined 2 races in one weekend.
Normally, doing back-to-back races on the same weekend isn't a good idea. But sometimes, the races are just too cool to pass up.
This is exactly what happened a few weeks ago when I agreed to participate in two team events: The Bull Runner Dream Team Run and X-Terra Putik Pare. I was part of a team in both events and while my training was lacking, we still managed to put in decent performances in both.
Doing back-to-back races is possible as long as you keep a few things in mind.
Choose an A race. Treat one race as a training race and the second one as "the big one." The twin efforts put so much strain on the body, it's near impossible to treat each race as an "A race". In my case, I was transitioning to off-road races so I chose to race X-Terra and treat the Dream Team Run as my training run. That meant running slower than my usual race pace on the run so I could save my legs for theRead More »from Against Orders: Doing Back-to-back Races