Seeing Double

I just got back from another 4 mile run. This is the thing: I have this urge to do double workouts every day that I’m working out, and I used to think this was horribly bad. Only now, I’m finding supporting information.

This month’s runner’s world has a profile of a woman who does ultras and the like. She runs six miles at a pop three or four times a day to practice up the mileage she needs. Thomas Jane, the actor who plays The Punisher, trained twice a day, with six hours rest in between, to get as buff as he needed to become the main character.

So, I’m not feeling injured. I’m not feeling overly sore. In fact, I feel great. Is it bad? I haven’t found that out yet.

In completely unrelated news, this stuff is delightful in that Satan way:

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2312134 Barb

    you are very inspirational to me. I love the blog. I wish I had your courage and conviction to change the things about myself that need changing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2312134 Barb

    you are very inspirational to me. I love the blog. I wish I had your courage and conviction to change the things about myself that need changing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2312134 Barb

    you are very inspirational to me. I love the blog. I wish I had your courage and conviction to change the things about myself that need changing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2932366 The Running Blogfather

    what a nice comment just before mine…

    Chris, I think with running there can be a fine line between optimal and over-training. I’ve heard from several sources that two work outs a day is a terrific way to build endurance. But you have to be careful and listen to your body when it tells you to back off because the danger is always overuse and injury. Ease into it and if the body hold up well then go for it! I myself have been considering doing two runs ones or twice a week.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2932366 The Running Blogfather

    what a nice comment just before mine…

    Chris, I think with running there can be a fine line between optimal and over-training. I’ve heard from several sources that two work outs a day is a terrific way to build endurance. But you have to be careful and listen to your body when it tells you to back off because the danger is always overuse and injury. Ease into it and if the body hold up well then go for it! I myself have been considering doing two runs ones or twice a week.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2932366 The Running Blogfather

    what a nice comment just before mine…

    Chris, I think with running there can be a fine line between optimal and over-training. I’ve heard from several sources that two work outs a day is a terrific way to build endurance. But you have to be careful and listen to your body when it tells you to back off because the danger is always overuse and injury. Ease into it and if the body hold up well then go for it! I myself have been considering doing two runs ones or twice a week.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2544387 Jon in Michigan

    There was a discussion about the RW article on the Chicago Marathon Virtual Training board. Sounds like alot of people, including Hal Higdon, thought the article (and RW) was full of it. Something about taking a small piece of research and blowing it up into the next big training wave.

    I don’t know anything about training, but these guys have alot of experience. Then again, if you are running injury free, you have won half the battle. Just be careful, Chris.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2544387 Jon in Michigan

    There was a discussion about the RW article on the Chicago Marathon Virtual Training board. Sounds like alot of people, including Hal Higdon, thought the article (and RW) was full of it. Something about taking a small piece of research and blowing it up into the next big training wave.

    I don’t know anything about training, but these guys have alot of experience. Then again, if you are running injury free, you have won half the battle. Just be careful, Chris.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2544387 Jon in Michigan

    There was a discussion about the RW article on the Chicago Marathon Virtual Training board. Sounds like alot of people, including Hal Higdon, thought the article (and RW) was full of it. Something about taking a small piece of research and blowing it up into the next big training wave.

    I don’t know anything about training, but these guys have alot of experience. Then again, if you are running injury free, you have won half the battle. Just be careful, Chris.

  • http://twitter.com/PointA_PointB Catherine Morgan

    Loved this interview, Chris. Very juicy and thought provoking. Validates a lot of things I thought were probably true about content/SEO – I might have to listen to it again.

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Thanks! : )

  • http://youtube.com/user/tommyisastrategist Tommy Walker

    This is awesome :-)

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Thanks, Tommy. : )

  • RealSheree

    Love this episode. Listened twice. Once in my car and again via the player, while web surfing tonight.

    This conversation really affirms (for me) the approach I took when designing the structure of the Social Media Practices course I developed and teach to undergrad students at my institution. Hearing this conversation gives me a shot of confidence hearing that my instincts were right to focus on what Brian calls “integrated online marketing.” (Of course, I had good tutors through Brogan, Copyblogger and similar voices.)

    I don’t teach “social media,” but rather how to use social media as an integrated part of a marketing strategy built around delivering useful information (content) appropriate for the audience of a business. I require the students develop a comprehensive strategy and tactical plan for using social media to share this content.

    I typically include a brainstorm exercise early in the semester to get students thinking about the types of helpful content a business like a family-owned lawn care business could create and share to build trust, offer value to customers and potential customers and increase business.

    Thanks to you both for sharing your insights in this show and elsewhere.

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Exactly so, Sheree. Lots of people will tell you that robots will rule the web. They will be unemployable shortly.

  • Terrence Blair

    Great interview, Chris. You and Brian are right. It’s great content written in the language of your audience. SEO without good content means nothing. SEO is important, but good content takes priority. The engineers at Google are smart enough to know to rank the content.

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Glad you liked it, Terrence! Thanks for taking the time to say hi and share. : )

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    very interesting!

  • Doris Edwards

    Thanks for this. Always inspiring. Been a copyblogger fan for years and watch it grow – and being a smart copycat :-) – Good to find this interview. Whatever happened to Copyblogger Radio at iTunes??? Keep it up Chris!

  • http://twitter.com/christiantjr Christian

    Love this interview. I laughed when Brian said people tell him they don’t understand how he makes money. I get that all the time, and it blows my mind.