Six weeks of separation.

Running Paris and Prague.

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16/01/2003 at 13:21
I'm running Paris on the 6th April (I wear my London Marathon "Fleece of Failure" with pride). I'm then running the Prague Marathon six weeks later. Any ideas as to what I should be doing to recover between the two races?

BB
16/01/2003 at 13:25
I'm doing something similar - London and Edinburgh 8 weeks later...there's a page on Hal Higdons site that suggests some recovery/training plans:
www.halhigdon.com/marathon/multiple/Multiplemara.htm
haven't really thought it through yet, but this might be a good starting point
16/01/2003 at 17:29
Perfect. It even gives a training schedule for the time period. Thank you very much TwoDogs. I wasn't sure whether I should ask this question in this particular forum of wild young bohemians, but of course this group came through.

BB
17/01/2003 at 12:40
sshhh! I think you got away with mentioning training on this forum!

I'm not convinced about Hals plan for this tho...I was planning at least 1 week complete non-running before starting again..
17/01/2003 at 12:49
I'm doing two in 2 weeks - my "plan" is to try and get my mileage as high as possible asap with lots of very long ones so that the 26.2 seems "just a bit longer" than a normal long run

I spoke to some guys who've done the same with no problem but they looked quite athletic

I will look at that link thank you very much
17/01/2003 at 17:01
TD, I'm going to keep running between the two races.
I did London, and recovered quite quickly, after running (albeit only for a mile) the next day.
I also did Sydney last year, and the lactic acid in my quads was beyond belief. I didn't run in the days following the race and it took ages to get going again.
Still, that was six months between races, not six weeks. I want keep up on the training as my main race race for the year is the Half Ironman in August, so I need to stay regular (hemhem). I'll be spending my summer doing a lot of cycling! I'm starting at Addiscombe Cycling Club tomorrow morning. This and the Dartford 10 in one weekend. I'd better watch out for overtraining!

BB
17/01/2003 at 21:16
I did London then Belfast last year...3 weeks apart with 2 half marathons in between but virtually no other training during the period.
I also did Dublin/ Loch Ness within 4 weeks of each other. No problems with any and all in reasonable times. I know everyone is different but I'm of the opinion that the more you do, the easier it becomes... unless your going for under 2:30 or the likes.
In an ideal world, time, money and injury permitting, I would like to do a marathon every 4 weeks with a half on free weekends. If you were going for a PB I'd take the weekend off before. I'd reckon I could get by with about one six mile training run a week on that schedule. I know its not the recommended way but I would far rather race than go on aimless 15-20 mile training runs.
17/01/2003 at 22:00
Teapot managed Barcelona, London, Belfast last year each three weeks apart, all within 2 minutes of his old man speed of 3:50. I felt quite proud of this as I enjoy a few pints after each run and sometimes one or two before, but later in the year I came across members of this 100 marathon club who do marathons like we blow our noses. One, doing number 237 in Monaco seemed very friendly, sane and healthy. Also met a pretty young lady doing her tenth of the year (in Amsterdam in October)- now the amazing thing about her, apart from her prettiness, was that she did no training at all, simply following a sort of "marathon a month keeps the doctor away routine".

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