Let's just begin by saying that I am not a streaker. I 💛 my rest days! But I'm also kind of a sucker for a good challenge, so I do enjoy the Runner's World Run Streaks and try to do them when I can. I think this was the first year that I did both the summer and winter streaks. Pretty exciting. 😉
My only goal for this streak was to RUN every day.
I know that sounds obvious, but when I did the summer streak, I walked many of the days. For winter, I decided that my rest days would be easy 1-milers with Sallie.
|She has gotten very pokey, so our runs were like 13-15 minute miles. |
I didn't actually do the math.
You see, I also started a Nike+ Get More Fit training program the same day, so I had some direction throughout the streak. I really think that helped to make this streak go by so quickly.
Towards the end, I was waking up a bit stiff and wobbly, but other than that, it really seems like the streak just got started.
Want to see some numbers?
Total miles for the streak - 61
Total time running - 13 hours, 32 minutes, 55 seconds
Average pace - 13:20 min/mile
I also tried to run with CharityMiles as often as possible.
My two charities for the streak were:
Habitat for Humanity - 20.11 miles
ASPCA - 19.28
Which means that that 21.61 miles didn't go to any charity. I started the app most runs, but sometimes my app would fail to actually track the run. Booooo. ☹
I was hoping to finish it out with a something a little more significant than the same old one mile route, but well, I didn't. I got a cold a few days before the streak ended and it took everything I had to get out the door at all the last few days.
All-in-all, I'm really pleased with how this streak went. Of all the RW Run Streaks I've finished, I think this is the one I've finished the strongest. Whoo hoo!!