Summer streaking!

Run streaking that is. I’ve never done a running streak before. Being the injury prone runner that I am, I’ve always shied away from anything that will eliminate the rest days that my legs seem to require. Runner’s World hosted a running streak challenge in December, but unfortunately, I didn’t hear about it until it was too late to join. Plus, I was beginning my Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon training so I knew I needed my off days.

Since their first running streak was so successful, Runner’s World has offered up the challenge again with their RW Summer Running Streak. The challenge will run from Memorial Day (5/28) to Independence Day (7/4) – 38 consecutive days of running at least mile a day. This is a great way to kick off the summer! I’m not currently training for any races so I love the idea of having this challenge to keep me motivated.

Since I just got over an injury, I’m going into this challenge prepared to stop at anytime if I don’t think I can handle it. I’m feeling pretty optimistic though since I haven’t even had a twinge of pain for a while now. I’m typically a 4-day-a-week runner so on my off days, I’ll just run an easy mile. If I feel like running more, I will.

Are you doing the Runner’s World Summer Running Streak? If you are, be sure to tweet with the hashtag #RWRunStreak!


  1. says

    You sound exactly like me! I’ve never done a streak before either (also injury prone) but plan to do my usual runs with an easy mile on the non-running days.  Looking forward to it! :)

  2. Kara says

    I’m pretty anti running streak. I’ve been running long enough to know my body responds really well to complete rest days. Sure, I can run every day but I’ll start to feel run down and fatigued. I do enjoy doing stupid things related to running, but I think I’ll pass on this one :)

  3. RunningIsMyDiet says

    I just can’t commit. No, I’m acutally injured as well, so I will not be participating. Hope you kick butt!


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