Summer Training and #RWRunStreak

As I trained for Sunday’s second marathon in a month, I started thinking to the training plan I had developed that would allow me to run fewer days of the week. Since that time, I have found out that my son moves into college on July 30th. I will have more of my summer to run than I thought originally. Then, yesterday I saw a tweet from Runner’s World magazine about a summer streak challenge.

I have to be totally honest. I always thought these streak people were crazy. I am crazy to some extent. I always thought a streak needed to be followed with lots of cross training and other exercises. My training plan for my October marathon does include these.

I decided I am going to join the challenge. I am going to run at least one mile every day from Memorial Day until July 4th. This is a 38 day streak. I am sure I can do it. I can follow my end of May/June/beginning of July training and race schedule and run at least a mile a day.

B=bike; X=crosstraining

Follow me and others who are streaking on Twitter by following the hash tag #RWRunStreak.

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5 thoughts on “Summer Training and #RWRunStreak

  1. I think I am going to try it too. I have been struggling with inconsistency for so long…don’t know what my problem is. But even on super-busy days, a mile is doable and better than nothing!

  2. I did the #rwrunstreak during the holidays — it was a lot of fun and a nice challenge at a down time of the year. The “rest” days of just doing a mile are very key, and if you need to do 2 or 3 of those days, do it. I think doing from spring into summer is a nice springboard to a great fall race training session. Have fun with it!

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