This past weekend I ran the Blacksburg Classic 10 Miler. The race was originally supposed to be held on February 15, but it got postponed due to snow. They rescheduled it to March 2, setting up my very first back to back to back for longer distance races.
Last year I had three races on three consecutive weekends, but they were a color run 5K, a 3.2 mile race, and the Blue Ridge Half. That totaled 19.4 miles of racing for the three weekends. This year it’s going to be this past weekend’s 10 mile race, a trail half marathon (my first trail race), and the Asheville Half Marathon at the Biltmore Estate. That’s a total of 36.2 miles.
The logical part of my brain says this is doable and it’s kind of like I’ve already been there. The emotionally driven part of my brain (the part with no sense) is freaking out about the fact that this is different from marathon training because these are races, not training runs.
Have you ever done races on back to back (to back) weekends?
How much running would you do in between these three weekends if you were me?
5 thoughts on “Back to back to back”
I have no experience in back to back longer races, but I think a lot of it depends on if you’re actually going to RACE them or just run them easy!
Hey I got my picture back, woot!
I don’t plan to race any of them. This weekend’s trail half was more about survival than anything 🙂 Yay! Glad your picture is back!
Bill and I used to run three marathons in four weeks, which meant two were back-to-back. I’d recommend treating your races as long runs and running your regular runs during the week unless you’re wanting to race on of your races. Then you might want to cut back on your weekly mileage a bit!
Whew I cannot imagine 3 marathons in 4 weeks! Thanks for the advice 🙂