A Mile A Day

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Today is day 1,600 (Read 278 times)

    it turns out I am shadowed to the power of 10 by Mark Covert as his streak reaches 16,000 days tomorrow.  WOW!!!  Shocked 

     

    And not to be overshadowed by the number of days he has ran, check out the fact that he has AVERAGED 9.2 miles per day.  I think I average about 5 over my streak.

     

     

    Sometime tomorrow (May 12, 2012), Mark Covert, 61, from Lancaster, California, will run a minimum of one mile and his running streak will reach 16,000 consecutive days. Covert, a track and cross-country coach at Antelope Valley College since 1990, started his running streak on July 23, 1968, and now has the longest running streak in the United States. During his own college years, Covert was a Division I All-American in cross-country. In 1972, he placed seventh at the Olympic Trials, "securing his place in running (and sports marketing) history by becoming the first runner ever to cross the finish line in a pair of Nike waffle-sole shoes." As of December 31, 2011, Coach Covert has accumulated 157,101 lifetime miles and 147,298 miles during his running streak. He now has not missed a day of running in over 43 years and has averaged an incredible 9.2 miles per day, 65 miles per week, and 282 miles a month.


      When you achieve 1,600, it is definitely a feat that is not to be diminished or even overshadowed.

       

      Congratulations Jeff!  

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

       

      Rob

        Rather humbling I should say.

        Today I just completed my third year running streak.

        I started this journey on May 13th, 2009.

        At the time I was discouraged about my weight and that my times had slowed.

        I made the decision to start running every day and forget about my times and my weight.

        I was just going to enjoy the act of running for itself.

        It was the best decision I ever made about  fitness.

        Congratulations Jeff on 1600 days.  That is amazing.

        Half Fanatic #44

        Member of the United States Running Streak Association

        Ojo


          Congratulations to both of you!

          Sara

          MM #2929

            Rather humbling I should say.

            Today I just completed my third year running streak.

            I started this journey on May 13th, 2009.

            At the time I was discouraged about my weight and that my times had slowed.

            I made the decision to start running every day and forget about my times and my weight.

            I was just going to enjoy the act of running for itself.

            It was the best decision I ever made about  fitness.

            Congratulations Jeff on 1600 days.  That is amazing.

             

            Congrats on 3 years.  That is awesome.

              Just hit 1600 with my run this morning.  Woohoo!!!!  Actually uneventful run, but I did realize that I really need some new running shoes - so off to the store I go today so stuff will stop hurting.

                Just hit 1600 with my run this morning.  Woohoo!!!!  Actually uneventful run, but I did realize that I really need some new running shoes - so off to the store I go today so stuff will stop hurting.

                 

                 

                Congratulations!!!

                 

                So, how many pairs of shoes in 1600 days???

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

                 

                Rob

                Ojo


                  Just hit 1600 with my run this morning.  Woohoo!!!!  Actually uneventful run, but I did realize that I really need some new running shoes - so off to the store I go today so stuff will stop hurting.

                   

                  Congrats Jeff!

                  Sara

                  MM #2929


                  Lush Extraordinaire

                    Congratulations! You are a savage. Big grin

                    5k - 23:30

                    10k - 49:00

                    Half - 1:48:34

                    Full - 4:01:28

                     

                    Shut the eff up and run.

                      When you have a running streak, there is a lot of fun in the number milestones.

                      1600- nice number.

                      Amazing streak.

                      Half Fanatic #44

                      Member of the United States Running Streak Association

                        Congratulations!!!

                         

                        So, how many pairs of shoes in 1600 days???

                         

                        I think my wife might kill me if she did that math.  By my estimate I probably go through 5 pairs a year, so maybe 23-24 pairs during my streak.