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What makes runners crazy for doubles? Three runners share why racing twice in one weekend is so much fun.
47, Calgary, Canada
EVENT: Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona (5K + Half)
HIGHLIGHT: “It was my first large race in America and my first trip to Arizona. The weather was amazing. (I may have taken a few cacti selfies!)”
PRO TIP: “I started back-to-back training by incorporating two longer runs on weekends. I even ran 13.1 miles both days to get used to pushing those tired muscles.”
KRISTEN VAN HORN
30, St. Peters, MO
EVENT: Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago (5K + Half)
HIGHLIGHT: “Getting the chance to run ‘with’ and meet Meb Keﬂezighi. (I beat him in the 5K!)”
PRO TIP: “I trained to race the 5K and ran the half marathon not worrying about my time. It made training and the weekend a much better experience.”
44, Marietta, GA
EVENT: Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah (Half + 5K)
HIGHLIGHT: “A completely unplanned PR for the half marathon!”
PRO TIP: “Running a 5K the day after a full or half marathon is a great way to boost recovery! It helped me stretch out my legs and work out the soreness before I got in the car and drove several hours home.”