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?
Ron Hill for the last 48 years Keep running
do you feel the benefit?
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.
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!
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.
Fantastic commitment and endurance - well done.
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
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
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,
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.
Cant you get locked up for streaking ??
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 !!
lol @ carterusm!
slow improver - every Streak starts with a single run [with apologies to Mao Tse Tung]
i started mine today ...after reading this thread....did 2.42km
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