|Time in the saddle on the computrainer & booked it on the run in my Kinvaras|
Doubles can also be beneficial if you're training for a marathon, especially if you're only running 3-4 times a week and you need to get the mileage in. The first time I trained for Boston, I had several 18-21km runs scheduled during the week! Sometimes I'd be able to get the entire run done in one go but sometimes I wouldn't. On days that I didn't think I'd be able to, I'd split the run up. I'd do as much as possible in the morning and then try to finish it off in the evening. Somehow a 5km run always seemed a bit more doable after a long day at work than anything double digit.
The other good thing about doubles is the calorie burn. When you exercise in the morning, your body obviously maintains a decent burn rate from the exercise and your daily activities. If you exercise again in the evening, then you'll be getting the benefit of that calorie burn while you sleep. I don't know about you, but I'd call that a double bonus, wouldn't you?
Do you incorporate doubles into your workout routine?
Have you thought about doing a triathlon? If you have, stay tuned because over the next week I'll be doing several posts on how to approach each leg of a triathlon. I'll cover everything from gear to how to lay your things out in transition to how to deal with the swim start.