Run Every Day

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27/12/2012 at 19:37

Towards the end of January 2012 I thought I would try to run every day in 2012?

Four days to go and I'm up to 987 miles........

Anyone else out there who has done something similar?

Edited: 27/12/2012 at 20:15
27/12/2012 at 20:59

Ron Hill for the last 48 years Keep running

27/12/2012 at 21:16
If you've run every day this year well done, I'm amazed. It's a big achievement and you should be proud of it.
27/12/2012 at 21:56

do you feel the benefit?

27/12/2012 at 22:47

Interesting, firstly anyone who goes out running each day and gives then a benifit, that can only be good news. But for me I would ask what are you aiming for. Are you running to relax, get fit or get ready to improve. 

But if you are happy to run each day and it meeting your needs then you have achieved what you are looking for. 

29/12/2012 at 07:35
Thanks for your replies ...

A-r - RonHill - yes amazing ! There's a website dedicated to those who have kept their streak going. Having done it for a year, really makes you appreciate how doing it over 30-40 years is phenomenal.
Ekgo - thank you. I am delighted!
t-d-a - great benefits, consistency, mental strength; have to be prepared to run anywhere anytime you can fit it in. Not easy, but forces you to invest in yourself for a minimum of 15 mins a day!
TR - again thanks. Happy with my achievement - became more of a challenge as the year went on. Think I'll revert to 3-4 per week, to try to improve times.

Happy running!
29/12/2012 at 14:29
That amazing , I am just short of 600 miles for the year but a few days ago with around 5 needed a day to get to 600 I decided that my legs needed a few days off so won't achieve it , maybe next year
29/12/2012 at 17:54

I tried running every day in November but failed after about 2 weeks. I am however going to squeeze 8 miles in before Monday to reach 1000 miles for 2012 so guess its horses for courses and well done to you for a fab achievement and a more consistant approach! 

29/12/2012 at 18:03

Well done SI it takes a lot to get out every day. Your miles suggest about 3 per day which is not bad going. As for Ron Hills streak of runs (large pinch of salt) even Ron himself says it is loosely described as 1 mile minimum at whatever pace you can achieve, and he said he even counted a mile "run" of over 27 minutes once after injury or surgery I cant recall. In that case I have a streak dating back to when I was 10 months old.

29/12/2012 at 18:41
Today, I made the decision to run every remaining Saturday of 2012 and I did it
Slow improver - cracking effort what you've done. You said that you decided to attempt that "towards the end of January 2012" and that there are only 4 days to go. Do you intend to run every day til towards the end of January 2013 to make it a full year ? Well done
29/12/2012 at 22:57
I haven't run every day but I started the C25K on the 24th January 2012 and as of today I am on 1388 miles  Hoping to break the 1500 barrier by the time I have completed my year.
30/12/2012 at 13:54

Fantastic commitment and endurance - well done.

30/12/2012 at 14:02

To do that every day, regardless of weather, for a year is good going and shows quite a strength of character (or just bloody mindedness).

But I'm going to be controversial here and say you're lucky to have gotten away with it because every day without a break for that length of time is begging for an injury. So although I admire the commitment, this is not something to be recommended.

For this year, make your resolution to go for a run five or six days a week, one of those runs becoming much longer than the others and one other being much harder and faster, with a decent rest or bit of X-training each week to give your body a break.

All in my ever so 'umble opinion of course

30/12/2012 at 22:44

Good poitn Muttley, lucky on the injury front, to put this in context, there's a challenge on one of the FB run groups to do 3 miles per day for the whole of January, I've run 12 marathons in the last year and although I'll give it a very relaxed go, I'm not confident of being able to achieve that. I'm guessing there'll be a few enthusiastic new year runners who will be seeking medical attention by about day 6/7

30/12/2012 at 22:45

Thanks for all your comments - very encouraged - planning my final 3 mile run by the sea tomorrow!

Muttley - you're absolutely right though...very lucky (only 5/6 days when I had manflu and shouldn't have run  but took it very slow) , and sheer bloody mindedness YES. But then 20 years ago an orthopaedic consultant told me running was 'wholly inappropriate' for my condition.

Cartersum - sorry I wasn't clear, I did start on 1st Jan, but only decided I'd try to complete it for the year at the end of Jan, if you see what I mean.

Minimum run each day 1.5 miles 

Icklemini - had to goole c25k - fantastic 1388 starting from the couch since 24th Jan is brilliant.

NW4 - 10 month old lol

Thinking of a new challenge for 2013.

happy running all,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited: 30/12/2012 at 23:32
31/12/2012 at 13:00

I'm a self confessed Streaking addict and enjoy the structure it brings to my running, as well as a higher resistance to illness - so far!  My 2nd streak was 700 days old yesterday; my first was ended by a leg injury after 1315 days.

31/12/2012 at 13:02

Cant you get locked up for streaking ??

31/12/2012 at 13:36

Well done swittle....just off for my 3+ mile run to complete my year long streak

Here's the current streak list, I note I am a mere neophyte !!

http://runeveryday.com/lists/USRSA-Active-List.html

 

 

31/12/2012 at 21:08

lol @ carterusm! 

slow improver - every Streak starts with a single run [with apologies to Mao Tse Tung]

01/01/2013 at 13:11

i started mine today ...after reading this thread....did 2.42km 

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