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Ending the Runstreak Already

What is a runstreak? It’s running at least a mile a day, until….?

Last year I had been running 3 days a week, going 2-3 miles at a time. My thought was to go for a runstreak, running the same weekly mileage but just spreading it out over the seven days, though keeping a couple of long days in there. So I would go 1-1-2-1-1-3-1 or something like that, with the one mile days generally being very easy runs.

I started the runstreak on 1/1/14 and have already thrown in the towel on 1/4/14. While I have mostly recovered from my metatarsalgia, enough to run every few days, I found out quickly that running every day is not giving the feet/toes enough rest.

Still, even though this runstreak is really short-lived, I have no regrets. Sometimes you have to push yourself to know your limits. And have the wisdom to pull the plug before things get worse.

 

2 Comments

  1. ktbos says:

    Very true about being smart about knowing when not to push yourself.

    Could you have a runstreak where you run every day that starts with a ‘t’? Define your own “streak”.

  2. BikingBrian says:

    Now I’m thinking more like an “active streak” in which I do a run, bike, walk, or whatever every day.

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