The concept of a “quick turn” is taken from the airline industry. Where, while running a bit behind, the ground crew will try as hard as possible to get people off of the plane, restock the barf bags and complimentary mile high club condoms in the bathrooms, and get the old ladies with walkers on for the next flight as fast as possible. Why they don’t try to do this all the time....
The run SUCKED. It was 6 bloated, heart burn inducing, gag reflex testing miles (kind of like all of my first dates!). But, I was basically on pace, I didn’t die, and I have 6 miles under my belt for the week. Beautiful.
But this morning, 7 hours later and on 6 hours of sleep, I ran 9 more miles. It wasn’t the best run in the world, but it wasn’t shitty. (Both literally (I didn’t shit my pants) and figuratively (it didn’t suck too bad)). In fact, I negative split it with an overall pace of 7:19.
- Fueling: Odds are, if you’re running after a big dinner you’re plenty fueled. Go lighter on the water to avoid any extra “volume” to be barfed up
- Sleep: Get as much as you can between the runs, but know that the night after you’re going to need to get a little extra
- Stretch: Going to bed right after a run is BAD, but try to make it as good as possible by giving your legs a good stretch workout before sleeping.
- Difficulty: The second run will feel harder than you’re used to, but as long as you don’t have speedwork, you’ll be fine. Running isn’t supposed to be easy 100% of the time.
- Listen to your body: If you feel injured before you start the second day - don't go.
Any other tips that I’m missing here?