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.

5 comments:

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

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

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    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.

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    3. Yes, everyone else is just a mere mortal. As Homer once said "Mo is their leader": http://youtu.be/3yZqtw8K-74?t=10s

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