Back-to-Back Long Runs

How to Survive Back-to-Back Long Runs

Long runs are a cornerstone of long-distance training, and when it comes to ultramarathon training, back-to-back-long runs are a common feature in many runners’ training routines.

In general, long runs condition your body to perform under the stress of gradually increasing mileage and help you adapt to staying on your feet for hours at a time. Typically, the longest run in a training plan will be slightly under the full race distance. In marathon training, this means that a long run will max out around 20 miles. Beyond the marathon distance, however, the long run and weekly mileage burden become more intense.

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