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2013-05-29 11:36 AM

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Subject: 2 races in one weekend - silly?

Hey BT,

I have a 5k Saturday that I love (local, run with my wife and the kids do the mile race, great charity event, etc.) and there is a sprint+ tri on Sunday that fits my training plan (rest and test week) perfectly.

I'd *like* to do both, and am leaning that way.  I won't get as much information from the tri if I'm on post 5k race legs, but I think that's OK.  Mostly just worried about spiking my injury risk (5 mile run in the tri).

I haven't done two, short, intense races in two days before.  My gut says it'll be fine (my training volume is enough for both), but I can't tell if that's just my desire to race (I love racing) overwhelming any spidey-sense.

Thoughts?

Thanks!

Matt



2013-05-29 11:41 AM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?
Do it.

2013-05-29 11:44 AM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?

Don't they have an event in Chicago where they have 3 races you don in one weekend?

I say go for it.

2013-05-29 11:50 AM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?

Why not?  Have fun! 

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2013-05-29 11:51 AM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?
Go for it.

I did a similar thing last season. A 5k trail (off road) race on Saturday and a Xterra triathlon on Sunday. During the last mile of the triathlon run, my legs were tired, but it was still fun. Good luck at both races!
2013-05-29 12:16 PM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?
Not silly.

Try the Disney Goofy or Dopey Challenge, thats silly.


2013-05-29 12:21 PM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?

I had a DAY where there was a 10km run followed by a 5km/15km/5km duathlon 2 hours later... talk about tired legs! 

So, it's definitely NOT silly - go do them both, and have FUN for both events! 

2013-05-29 12:21 PM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?

Originally posted by Lumber Dad Not silly. Try the Disney Goofy or Dopey Challenge, thats silly.

Agreed... definitely silly - and yet I'm still considering it for some insane reason... 

2013-05-29 12:32 PM
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go for it.

did a half marathon on a sat and olympic triathlon on sunday two weeks ago.
2013-05-29 12:52 PM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?

I did a 10-miler in the morning and a 4-person marathon relay in the evening of the same day back at the end of April.  

Do it.

2013-05-29 12:55 PM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?
I've done it, although in the reverse order.  Go for it


2013-05-29 1:08 PM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?
Not much help except to say I'm with you bro--20K on Saturday and a Sprint on Sunday.  Go us;)
2013-05-29 1:52 PM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?
If you can afford them, why not?
2013-05-29 5:06 PM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?
Just keep things in perspective and don't expect PR's in both races and you'll be fine.

There's a race in NH, Black Fly Tri, where you have Lord of the Fly, a TT Friday night, long course Saturday and short course Sunday. That's a blast! By Sunday morning, you're kind of sluggish, but the great thing is that you have the overall competitor, so you're still racing for something.
2013-05-29 5:29 PM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?
Your 5k intensity is up to you, right? If you can hold back a bit from whatever would wreck you for the next day, go for it.

I sponsored a night&day award for two races that I support. One I created and RD, and this year it fell on the same day as a night trail run for my trail running club. So I made patches for people who did both. We had two people who won both races. Each was a 5/10 option. The high school girl who won our AM 5k asked about the night race, and came out on a whim to do her first trail run, and first night run. She won the women's 5k there. Then, a regular from our trail runs came to my AM race to crush the 10k field. I mean crush it. He was ahead of the next guy by 9:59. He won the night 10k too. I think he was payched for the chance to win 2 10k in a day. I claimed no one would PR the AM course, since it was not flat. He ran without a watch, and told me after that he was close to a PR, as he likes hilly courses. Flat out beast mode this guy. And a super kind person too.

Where was I? Oh yeah. You can run both.

2013-05-29 6:51 PM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?
man, just think about it. Two nice race t-shirts from one weekend. Cant beat that



2013-05-30 5:12 PM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?

Thank you all for the polite (and inspirational) way you've said HTFU.  

The "and inspirational" isn't in sarc font, cuz it's true.  Smile

Seriously, I very much appreciate the experiences you've shared - seems it's not so silly after all!  I'm actually really psyched, and even convinced a couple other folks to join in.  

And yes, more t-shirts is JUST what I need!  (we've raced 8 or 9 times in the last 10 or 11 weeks - I need a new race shirt dresser… too bad they don't give out furniture in the goodie bags).  

Thanks again all!! 

BT ROCKS

Matt 

2013-05-30 7:34 PM
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You'll be fine to do them both. I'm doing an Oly tri on a Saturday followed by a Sprint the next day (Sunday)
2013-05-30 8:24 PM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?
Nice Matt! You will have fun and will be glad you did it. I have done it twice and regret 1. Friday night 5K, Sat morning 1/2 marathon, Sunday Tri sprint. Regret..... Only because I was spent for the tri and didnt perform well. Recently Saturday 5K, Sunday 25K no problem.
2013-05-30 10:26 PM
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Last weekend I decided to do a double PR weekend with a 5k one day and a 5 miler the next. It went way better than I expected and I hit PR's on both races. If you are in shape, you should be fine. Have a good time, double your pleasure.
2013-05-30 10:32 PM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?
Go out and have fun.

A few months back, I did a 10 mile tempo run on Saturday and PR'ed my sprint the next day. If your volume is there, no worries.


2013-05-31 6:18 PM
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For sure you can do it. Last year I did a Spartan Sprint (7k in length) on one day and a six-hour adventure race the next day.

Go for it and have fun!
2013-06-01 6:27 AM
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Subject: RE: 2 races in one weekend - silly?
Do it! I lovenmultiple race weekends, as long as neither is an a or even b race.
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