Singles, Doubles, or Triples? How many times per day should you run?

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A consistant item on this blog has been the debate over running singles versus doubles.  I've run through the analysis from a scientific standpoint and a practical standpoint a couple of times.  Recently, I wrote an article on the subject for Running Times that integrated everything together that many of you will hopefully find interesting.  My conclusion is that there is a time and place for each, you just have to know when each is needed.  That's another reason why we can't get into dogmatic statements like I believe in singles or I'm a high mileage (or low mileage) coach.  The truth is if you want to be a good athlete or coach, you have to be highly adaptable and be able to use multiple ideas.

http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=21454

Escaping the running world: Why Learning from outside sources is needed

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Escaping the running world: Why Learning from outside sources is needed

In any field, as you rise through the ranks and get more involved in whatever field you are pursuing, you get more and more insulated in your profession. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it creates a situation where we lose our ability to look at things from an outside perspective. We become more likely to accept whatever idea or concept is ingrained in our profession without asking questions.

To combat this problem it’s worthwhile to take a step back and explore other fields outside your own. For us runner’s or coaches that means not only exploring similar sports like cycling or swimming, but also entirely separate fields that have no connection what so ever to running. For this post, I’d like to delve into a couple of lessons I’ve learned recently from various non-running sources.
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