lets go streaking!

i was doing my normal thing of browsing rss feeds when i saw that good blogfriend, meredith, was going to attempt another running streak. her february streak was derailed by illness, and rather than do the smart thing and wait for a 30 day month, she stepped up to the plate and opted to try again in march. well, it just so happened that i was reading her blog on the first. i’d already run for the day and the thought occurred to me, “hey, i have a streak of one!” i decided to join her.

having had a few months of back-and-forth performance after recovering from the mcl injury, i thought that a full month of running every day would either kick start my mileage ramp-up, or kill me. so far [after day eight] i’m still kicking [although a little stiff today]. now, i have always worked rest into my training schedule and have always treated a ‘rest day’ just like i would an actual day of training. the rest WAS my training…an integral part of it. i think the most days that i’ve strung together in a row has to be a max of six. i can’t believe that i’ve ever run more than that in a row. so, sitting on day eight completed, i’m in a whole new realm. unexplored land. virgin territory. you get the idea.

i’m really curious, though, to see how my body responds to this. i’m not over-doing the mileage, so i don’t expect an overuse injury, but i wonder how i’ll be feeling after two weeks, three weeks or by day 30. will i be dying to stop? will i want to continue? will my family kick me out of the house? i’ll do my best to keep you posted!

3 thoughts on “lets go streaking!

  1. It’s always nice to have a little challenge to keep us on track. I’m on day 67 of a 108 day yoga challenge. Running is kicking in too — thanks to registering for a 25K on May 10th.

  2. Well, well, well, look who’s posting again. (<—Hey jiif – I think he's talking about you!)

    Uh, thanks for the lesson in Base 4 on my blog today. It was quite thorough. But make no mistake – you were describing base 4, not base 5.

    In base 5, you’d have a streak of 30 days in … lemme see … 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 … a mere FIFTEEN days!

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