Today will be day 24 of my running streak. It’s hard to believe it’s more than halfway over. I’ve really enjoyed the extra motivation to get in at least a mile everyday since I started.
Thankfully, I’ve remained injury-free. If I do feel like my body needs a break, I just make it a very easy one mile day and that’s usually enough of a rest. The biggest drawback to a running streak I’ve found is more laundry to do!
In addition to my streak, I’m enjoying a break from race training. I love having races on my schedule to keep me motivated, but I feel like I was in constant training mode for a year and a half and it’s nice to run just to run, not because I have to. That being said, the excitement of hearing about other runners starting marathon training now for the fall does give me a little race itch. I won’t be doing a fall marathon, but I’ll probably add a shorter distance race to my schedule at some point soon.
Do you like to always have a race to look forward to or do you prefer the freedom of running without a training schedule? I like both. When I’m training for a race, I sometimes long for that freedom, but without a race to train for, I miss my schedule!
Is anyone else streaking? How is it going for you?