2013 Holiday Running Streak (Read 660 times)

    Last year Seanv2 ran a holiday streak thread. I'm no streaker but have always found shorter streaks productive. Any interest this year?

     

    Last year only 35% reported completing the streak.

     

    You can read the Runners World article about this.

     

    It's pretty simple. Run at least a mile a day -- but I'm going to add a new rule. If you put your name on the list and miss a day it doesn't give you the right to pack up and go home. You need to get right back at it as soon as you can and keep piling on the days and miles until New Year's day.

     

    If you've never run a streak of a month or more I recommend it. You will learn new things about yourself as a runner: recovery, variations in daily pacing, time management, a little toughness, etc... If you do it right you might even get some nice mileage and gain a little fitness.

     

    Assigned mileage must be run in December. Think of the end of November as a warm up and New Years as your cool down.

     

    Holiday Streakers:

    Name Completed/Stopped Assigned December Mileage
    LedLincoln  Completed - With a 10K in the blizzard. Will continue streak to Boston!  237 - 225
    Phidippides  Stopped due to Monday.  
    cmarkrun  Stopped after 27 days.  
    Joann Y  Completed - Made it!  180 - 180
    Kimbalion23   Completed - Motivated and successful!  219.8
    xhristopher  Completed - Then stopped due to Jan 2nd nor'easter. 243 - 254
    mnyce  Completed - and still rolling.  225 - 238
    Oldman  Completed - And 200 days into current streak!  
    Joann Y  Completed - Made it!  180 - 180
    rgilbert  Completed - Made 3000 goal too.  309
    dallas  Stopped due to Monkey Re-Attack.  
    PADRunner  Completed - Fished with a tough trail race.   150.7
    Ojo  Completed - Ran miles with Dari!  225
    spaniel Out on the first day due to sick kids. Gonna run more and more all December.  
    Jeff CT  Completed - With a big 10K PR. Very happy! 125 142
    jpdeaux    
    mikeymike  Completed - Ready for Boston training. 301 283
    sruiz  Completed - Managed  
    Dougal 12 Went into witness protection as Runner100  250
    run.87    
    robert31320    
    viich Failed at 19 days due to good weather and kids.  
    StellarsJJayS  Stopped at 11 days due to endless sub zero days.  
    AmoresPerros    300 & Soup
    MichaelE  Completed - Too much treadmill but pretty pleased.  116
    flatfooter Stopped hurt and all jacked up but still gonna run more miles than most of us.  330
    granite_running  Stopped due to sleepyheadness. Planning on hitting mileage goal!  82
    Christirei  Completed - Glad!  150 200
    Josh Sutcliffe  Completed- Lake Crescent!  215
    not too swift  Completed - Will continue.  267
    Joe in Raleigh  Stopped due to flying time / not enough hours in the day.  256
    Oldman  Completed - More miles, more beer.  
    mollyrose    
    TJoseph   Completed - With a dead leg run but got to enjoy a beautiful day.  186
    Mendeldave    
    Sugniim    Likes for Socks!
    joescott  Completed - Happy 200 per month average for 2013 (2400 total) - 315
    mgerwin   176
    runharrietrun  Stopped due to gunk from someplace well below the neck. 158
    jmctav23  Stopped due to stopping.  
    TeaOlive  Completed - Happy New Year! 201 166
    DaBurger  Started late so must end late (Jan 3)  Fell off the wagon. 303
    elodie.kaye   Completed - Survived snow and ice! 214 - 206
    prideandjoy5    Completed - Helped get through lazy period and wants to keep going. 180 - 244
     fimmx    120
     top_cheddar    
    kmays   Completed - One day at a time!  
    Joe_   100
    Barbs595  Completed - With a Frosty 5K!  105.2
    d.a.p.  Completed - Despite/Due to limited internet time. 250 & 50 before 6am - 267
    jerseyrunner   200-225
    AMKinCO   80
    Cyberin99  Stopped due to soy un perdedor.  
    npaden  Stopped due to passing out (in running clothes). Met mileage goal. 101
    MarinaD  Stopped due to hurt all over foot. 80
    heyitsben  Stopped due to not running every day.  
    Peke98  Completed - Despite Double Blood Donation. 80155
    perryW  Stopped due to twice rolled ankle. Will streak from New Years to V-Day. 85
    Limping Monkey Completed - Best running month ever! WHOOHOO! 178 206
    Happyfeet  Stoppped due to a likely weekend bender. flu. 186 - 145
    politicalquin   237.6
    winerunner  Completed - Looking forward to next challenge 80 120
    Kathleen145 Stopped due to two days of virus induced sleep. Otherwise, has run every waking day? Doesn't plan on stopping for a bit. Still Exceeded Mileage Goal!  58.8
     Jancika  Completed - Will keep going.  202KM - 193.2KM
    Gville Kevin Accidentally started streaking and Completed with a three state salute.  
    CanadianMeg Completed - Using the dreaded dreadmill  

      I'm (very unexpectedly) still streaking, over a year later.

       

      MTA:  And I recommend it, if your body cooperates.

      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

        Last year Seanv2 ran a holiday streak thread. I'm no streaker but have always found shorter streaks productive. Any interest this year?

         

        I'll do it.....

        Champions are made when no one is watching

        cmarkrun


          I'm in

            I'm into it.

              I'd like to do that.

                I'm in. I actually just started my first ever streak and I'm up to 25 days now.  It feels great so far.

                  I'm (very unexpectedly) still streaking, over a year later.

                   

                  MTA:  And I recommend it, if your body cooperates.

                   

                  congrats.

                   

                  In.

                    hey, and thanks for organizing this

                     

                     

                    Last year Seanv2 ran a holiday streak thread. I'm no streaker but have always found shorter streaks productive. Any interest this year?

                     

                    You can read the Runners World article about this.

                     

                    It's pretty simple. Run at least a mile a day -- but I'm going to add a new rule. If you put your name on the list and miss a day it doesn't give you the right to pack up and go home. You need to get right back at it as soon as you can and keep piling on the days and miles until New Year's day.

                     

                    If you've never run a streak of a month or more I recommend it. You will learn new things about yourself as a runner: recovery, variations in daily pacing, time management, a little toughness, etc... If you do it right you might even get some nice mileage and gain a little fitness.

                     

                    Holiday Streakers:

                    Name Completed/Stopped
                    LedLincoln  
                    Phidippides  
                    cmarkrun  
                    Joann Y  
                    Kimbalion23  
                    xhristopher  

                      I'm in.  It'll help make it more manageable to hit 3,000 miles this year, which will in turn make building to a spring marathon more productive.

                      "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
                      Emil Zatopek


                      Hoodoo Guru

                        I'm in.  I did this last year and the 39 days was easily my longest streak ever.  It was great to keep me motivated through the holidays and also even though I was only running 3 miles most days, I jumped up to a 13 mile run in Jan. with little problem.  The consistency was worth a lot.  Thanks for starting this x.

                        The tangents are moot.

                         

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                        PADRunner


                          I'm in.

                          Ojo


                            I'm in . . . can't stop now!  Big grin

                            Sara

                            MM #2929


                            Feeling the growl again

                              In.  I will not replicate the 550 miles from December 2011 but I did commit to 400 miles elsewhere, so I pretty much have to do this.

                              "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                               


                              CT JEFF

                                IN. Marathon training anyway, I'll just fill in those few rest days with easy runs.

                                 

                                So, I ran today, does that count for the Start of my Streak? 2.5 easy miles tonight.

                                RUN SAFE.     Barefoot 1st: 6/9/13. PR: 5k=22:50 10k=47:46 HM 1:51. FM 4:28

                                 

                                - TOMORROW! Litchfield Hills OLY TRI  --8/17 Canton Lobster Loop 5k -    10/11 Hartford ING FM   - 11/15 FENWAY Spah-tan Race  - 11/27 THANKSGIVING Newman 10K