Dinner Plate - Post Race RecoveryThis past weekend I ran my first back-to-back marathons with the New Hampshire Marathon on Saturday and the Maine Marathon on Sunday.

Obviously, the big concern is what do I do in between the races to keep from being completely stiff and sore on Sunday for the second race, right?

Whatever I did must have worked, because with only one small exception I felt great.

(In fact, the pulled muscle didn’t really bother me either by the time I went to bed.)

So, here’s what I did before, during and after the New Hampshire Marathon to make sure that I was able to get to the Maine Marathon starting line and able to run:



So have you ever run a back to back marathons? And if so, what do you do in the afternoon between them and the evening between the two races?

How do you get yourself ready to go from marathon number 1 to marathon number 2?

This is the first time that I’ve done it and I was kind of winging it and just playing it by ear, but I’m always open to suggestions. So if you have some good ideas, I’d love to hear them. Just leave a comment down below, and let me know what you do.

Back to Back Marathon Attempts

  1. My First Attempt at Back to Back Marathons
  2. Back to Back (Part 1): The New Hampshire Marathon
  3. Back to Back (Part 2): Bridging the Gap Between Marathons
  4. Back to Back (Part 3): The Maine Marathon

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