Runner's World

Crush Back-to-Back Race Days

THERE’S A REASON you’ll probably never see Desiree Linden, Galen Rupp, or other top pros race both the Chicago and New York Marathons. Elites know that pushing themselves that hard in more than one major marathon per season can hinder performance in race number two.

But running back-to-back races isn’t that uncommon for amateurs, whether it’s at running festivals in which you can

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