Wednesday, September 3, 2014

100 Days

Runner's World had presented one of their routine challenges earlier this year.  It was to do a run streak from Memorial Day until the 4th of July.  That was a span of 40 days.  I decided I wanted to give the challenge a try since I had previously completed a 40 day streak and thought it might be nice to do it again.

My streak actually began with the Soldier Field 10 Mile race 2 days prior to Memorial Day.  I was just diagnosed with post-tibial tendonitis and had begun treatment.  Most of my early runs were short and easy.  A few days were just minimal 1 mile jogs on the treadmill, but not many.  Other easy days were jogs to my PT session and then back home.  As I got stronger the runs got longer and I soon approached the 4th of July.

After the 4th of July I thought to myself that I had made it this far, why not keep going and go I did.  I have run day in and day out.  I have skipped post work drinking with coworkers and woken up early on other mornings to just get runs in.  I haven't let traveling or races interfere yet either.  This past Sunday I finally hit the 100th day of the streak.  I hit several other milestones the same day such as passing 200 miles for August and my first 20 mile run of the training cycle.  Most telling of all is that I passed 500 miles running in those 100 days meaning I averaged 5 miles per day.

The streak is still going strong.  I haven't decided if or when I will end it.  Things will get more difficult coming up as I travel for several races.  I'm also not sure how my body will react to marathons just 3 weeks apart and may need to take a rest.  Until then I will keep trucking.


  1. Hah that's exactly the reason why I started streaking. Stupid Runner's World and their dumb challenges! 829 and counting...

    1. I think you one-upped Eric and blew everyone out of the water with your unfathomable 829. Eric, keep on trucking...

    2. Yeah, pffff who cares about 100. No big deal. Mo's streak covers over 80% of the time I've even been running. I did my first run 1048 days ago. Didn't regularly run until 1004 days ago.

    3. Yes, everyone else is just a mere mortal. As Homer once said "Mo is their leader":