I completed the Runner’s World ‘Summer Running Streak’…well, sorta.
The goal was to run at least 1 mile for 38 days straight from Memorial Day to the 4th of July. As I mentioned in a previous post, I missed 2 days because I had a crazy weekend of working non-stop. I also missed another 2 days because I had a killer sinus infection and couldn’t even lift my head off of the pillow. Then I missed another day simply because I forgot to run! So, I ran a total of 33 days out of 38.
All in all, I consider the Running Streak to be a success. Missing 5 days out of 38 is not too bad. I kept track of my total mileage and I ran 106.5 miles over the course of the running streak – which averages to about 2.8 miles per day (I like numbers).
Pros and Cons? I can’t really think of anything bad about the running streak. I think that I’ve been able to pick up my pace a bit since I’ve been running every day and that’s definitely a good thing. The streak/challenge also came at an opportune time – since I’m not training or planning on training for any races. I would definitely do another running streak!