I had just gone for my normal 5 mile run on Sunday with Holly when I saw Runner's World's Twitter Post the Runner's World Summer Run Streak 2013. I've seen the streaks before but haven't been able to participate so I decided to check it out and learned that it was 39 straight days of running! A run streak everyday from Memorial Day to the 4th July. The minimum mileage is one mile and there is no maximum. I was already done with Day One so I decided to take the plunge! #RWRunStreak...Here I come!
Under my normal running circumstances, I would never run less than 3 miles. However, because I'm challenging myself with this run streak, I'm going to run really low mileage a few days during the week. I don't want to have an injury and I'm going to start training soon for RunDisney's Tower of Terror 10-Miler and Dopey Challenge! By using the Jeff Galloway training plan and the Runner's World Run Streak for #TOT10Miler, I think this streak will help me tremendously when it comes to getting prepared for my Disney runs. During #TOT10Miler weekend, I'm also running the 5k that morning so I need quantity and late evening training runs. I'll probably have to work in a few two-a-days when it comes closer to race time in October. For Dopey Challenge, I think quantity and consecutive-day running are going to be the key for success in these races. I'm really hoping to participate in a Runner's World Winter Run Streak too! Bring on the extra excitement for my training plans..yay!!
I managed to get in 18.08 miles over the course of 7 days, which averages 2.58 miles per run. Not bad but definitely could be better. I'll work on upping the mileage next week!
Here are my daily results for Week one:
|Day One..5.18 Miles. Met my friend Holly for a Memorial Day run.|
|Day two...3.10 Miles in my neighborhood.|
|Day 3...Quick 2.2 mile run after work in my neighborhood.|
|Day four...2.5 Miles on the treadmill at my hotel. HOT.|
|Day five...I didn't want to run at all but did it anyways. 1 mile was all I had in me.|
|Day six...Got up early and got 3 miles in while my Justin was warming up for his All-Star game!|
|Day seven...Ran 1 mile before church on Sunday. I needed a day of rest. :)|