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|Author: ||off the leash|
|Subject: ||RE: 6 Doubles a week vs 3 Doubles a week|
The idea of routine mentioned above is really important. If you have days between your doubles (say you're doubling M,W,F), you'll usually roll over in bed on Monday and say to yourself that you'll double tomorrow instead. But if you have to double every day to meet your mileage goals, you won't have that luxury and you'll have to get up and drag your ass around a four or five mile loop.
I double M-F, five days/week, five miles per morning run. The routine is immensely helpful. I don't think about it anymore - I just get out of bed, put on my shoes, and get out the door, even if I'm still half asleep.
Another often overlooked thing in overall health (and running doubles) is getting up at the same time every day. It is something that I always try to do and yes, it is hard on Sundays to not sleep in, but you always feel fresh and alert when you get up at the same time every day. Eliminates the Monday blues! And I think it does help you feel less asleep on that early AM run.
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