I was challenged to compete in the Runner’s World Run Streak from Memorial Day through July 4th. My goal was to run at least 1 mile each day through the entire run streak. Unfortunately I made it 12 days before my body was past the point of exhaustion from overtraining. In the 12 days I ran 26.5 miles, which is about what I run in a month. I took the day off and ran Day 13 today. Although this wasn’t in one streak, I’m going to continue to run as much as possible between now and July 4.
Have you ever run a Run Streak? How many days did you make it and how far?
To aid in the run streak, Runner’s World posted a FAQ to help runner’s be successful. Some times included
- Be running on a regular basis for at least six months.
- Keep the intensity and volume light on rest days.
- Running only, no cross training counts.
- Don’t run if your injured.
- Tag #RWRunStreak on Twitter
Another forum for advice offered seven tips from veteran streakers.
- Do most runs at a comfortable pace.
- Anticipate tough days that make it tough to run
- Recruit other runners
- Remember to recover
- Listen to your body
- Be patient
- Remember to do the laundry, lol.
With all of this said, it is important to listen to your body. Have you thought about doing a run streak? It is not to late to start.