Back-to-Back, again

My racing season is off to a fun start. Last weekend I ran Madison half marathon with my father-in-law. It was my birthday weekend and I decided to dedicate my birthday and my run to Jake and his foundation which raises money for Sturge-Weber syndrome. Donations are still coming in, so thanks to all who joined my team for that race.

This weekend we are going to Des Moines for the 20k Dam to Dam, Iowa’s distance classic. Last year Steve and I did the same back-to-back runs. I like the challenge of two long runs on two consecutive weeks. It ensures that you don’t just wing-it; you could get through the first half but the second would get you.

And the big thing for me is still the pressure I put on myself. I don’t care if it’s a 5k, 10k, half, or full marathon. Putting a run on your schedule is the best way to get and stay in shape. Having a competition will give you just enough reason to eat a little healthier and out the training miles together to be successful on race day.

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Those are my thoughts. What are yours?

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