Holiday Running Streak (Read 2688 times)

    I'm having a lot of problems with consistency these past couple of weeks - too much work, not enough sleep.  I saw the other day that Runners World is promoting a "holiday streak" where you commit to running everyday from Thanksgiving to New Years.  I think I'm going to do it.  Anyone else interested?

     

    Here's everyone who thought it'd be a good idea to run at least one mile everyday from Thanksgiving to New Years Day.

     

    Name

    Completed?

    Seanv2

     Stopped

    jeffdonahue

     COMPLETED!

    Dallas

     COMPLETED!

    Stfuandrun

     

    Montco

     Stopped

    Ojo

     COMPLETED!

    Jehu

     Stopped

    stealth_rnr

     Stopped

    Waytogo

     

    Murphy996

     

    Irishguy

     

    xhristopher

     COMPLETED!

    Rgilbert

     Stopped

    youngoffender

     COMPLETED!

    Sruiz

     COMPLETED!

    Willie_MN

     

    LedLincoln

     COMPLETED!

    Ennay

     COMPLETED!

    Slo_Hand

     

    Dtothe2nd

     

    wolfeliminator

     COMPLETED!

    Runny_babbit

     

    arlahile

     COMPLETED!

    CEIE

     

    kmays

     Completed*

    stealth_rnr

     

    daisymae25

     COMPLETED!

    Cherrieruns

     Stopped due to illness

    mgerwn

     Stopped

    ckerr1999

     Stopped

    cliffordtbrd

     

    knifey

     

    Joe.

     Stopped (but hit the 2k miles mark!)

    RoadNotTaken

     Stopped

    FlippyNoodle

     Stopped

    camille2                                    

     

    lilac_jive

     Stopped due to injury

    MichaelE

     COMPLETED!

    Spaniel

     stopped due to illness

    top_cheddar

     Stopped due to injury

    Rick_Stone

     

    Barbs595

     COMPLETED!

    papillon1966

     COMPLETED!

    doctorjen

     COMPLETED!

    iloverunwods

     Stopped

     

    PADRunner joined later, but also COMPLETED

     

    *s represent runners who started their streaks early and ran the required number of days, but didn't make it all the way to New Years Day.

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      Hmm, for me that's an interesting idea, since I pretty much write off the holidays due to travel and all.  I also don't want to force myself into running when it would be wiser to give my body a break.  That said, it might be possible, so I'll make the wimpiest possible commitment. :-)

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

        Running on Christmas morning is always kind of fun (especially if in warmer climates)!  You get out and see kids playing with their new toys.

         

        If not in warmer climates, it's very peaceful.

        And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

         

        Rob

          Why wait, start now.  And then keep running past the new year, it would solve those consistency problems.  As simple as that.


          Running Rev'd

            I did it last year and made it to the day after Christmas before being so exhausted and worn out from the holidays (I'm a minister) that I needed a mental and physical rest day. But I think it's a great idea - not only to get the physical activity in every day but to commit to taking time for yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, even if it's only 10 minutes.

            Cook, Pray, Love

            HF #2955 MM #6302

            8/23 - First Olympic distance triathlon

            10/19 - Toronto Marathon

              I did it last year, starting at the beginning of November, ending in March.  It keeps me cruising during the crap weather Smile.

               

              Today will be day 44 of my similar reboot.  I start to crave it this time of year, and it helps me survive the holidays, too.  

              "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


              Prince of Fatness

                Running on Christmas morning

                 

                .......

                 

                If not in warmer climates, it's very peaceful.

                 

                Indeed.  Now that my kids are grown Christmas celebration starts later in the day, so I have plenty of time to get a run in first.

                 

                I'm already looking forward to my Christmas morning run.

                Semi-retired.

                  Why wait, start now.  And then keep running past the new year, it would solve those consistency problems.  As simple as that.

                   

                  I might.  

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                  www.miloandthecalf.com

                   

                    I'm in, but hell, I've been doing it since New Years Eve 2007.


                    Hoodoo Guru

                      I like that idea.  That period of time has always been a recovery time for me, but this year there is no fall marathon so why not.  That ought to keep me motivated and ready for my first race of the year on New Year's Day.

                      The tangents are moot.

                       

                      iLoveAdvo.com

                       

                        I'm in, but hell, I've been doing it since New Years Eve 2007.

                         

                        I can't claim a streak for that long, but this whole idea of taking off for weeks or months at time is rather foreign to me. 


                        Lush Extraordinaire

                          I did this exact thing just about 2 years ago. I haven't stopped. Ha. Lately, there have been a lot of 1 milers, but I am still out there running daily. I am stupid.

                          5k - 23:30

                          10k - 49:00

                          Half - 1:48:34

                          Full - 4:01:28

                           

                          Shut the eff up and run.

                            I've gotten myself in trouble before trying to run through injuries, that's why I like the idea of a streak with an end date.  I think I might start tonight and then, barring injury, take it through January first.  

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                            www.miloandthecalf.com

                             

                              Believe it or not, though I plan on running 7 days a week, I am scared of running streaks.  For exactly the same reason Seanv2 doesn't care for endless streaks - maybe running when you shouldn't just to keep the streak going. When my consecutive days running gets really long (for me, maybe 50 days) I start thinking it's time to NOT run a day just to break that streak so I dont become obsessive about it.

                              I had a friend who was always concerned about "the streak".  She was up to 5 years or thereabouts and she was running really well ... in her 40's running 3:20 marathons.  She went a little too far and had some kind of hip problem and 2 years after the hip problem surgery she is still just doing sporadic running, just never been able to get it back so far.  She blames the hip problem on running when she should not have but says she couldn't help herself in wanting that streak to continue.  Be smart about consecutive days running.

                                Believe it or not, though I plan on running 7 days a week, I am scared of running streaks.

                                 

                                +1.

                                 

                                Though I have always done my best as an every day runner, and I generally don't plan days off, if I notice I've gone more than about 4-6 weeks without life handing me an unplanned day off, I'll take one just to avoid ever having so long a streak that I might start to consider the streak a "thing" in and of itself.

                                Runners run.