Anyway, more on my first ever running streak! Officially, I completed 35 days because I couldn't run until July 4th (I had to go out of town on June 30), but I ran every single day!!!! I took the week out of town as a rest week, and boy were my legs ready. My brain was very confused when it did not have to find time to run on July 1st! I ran every single day of June! Crazy! I went into the streak knowing that I would not be able to finish it the last few days, but I am still very happy with my results! It was definitely the motivation I needed to run frequently, even during the hot summer months. I will absolutely do this again, especially if there is a race I need to rebound from, whether it be a race that didn't go so well (I am looking at you Diva's Half Marathon) or if I just need some motivation to keep running after my goal races.
|How I felt some days!|
Did I think it drastically improved my training? / Do I think I should do this more often?
Not exactly. While I was running everyday, some of my runs got replaced with one-milers just because I was tired- so my mileage was kept about the same, it was just spread out over the week with no rest days. I am glad I did this, however, because I am going to follow the Hanson's Half-Marathon plan so upping the number of days running was useful.
|I should be making Olympic teams in no time!|