What the heck is #rwrunstreak? That’s what I thought when I first saw it a week or so ago and decided to check it out. As it turns out, Runner’s World magazine does a couple of different running streaks each year and they began a new summer running streak on Memorial Day. Here’s what the Runner’s World staff says about the streak:
It’s that time of year again. Many of you have completed your spring goal races, and training for fall races doesn’t start for another month or two. Summer is also around the corner and the beach, ice cream, BBQs, and vacations are likely calling your name, giving you countless reasons to skip out on runs.
But don’t panic! We’re bringing back the RW Run Streak to help you—and us—bridge the gap and maintain spring fitness through the summer.
Run at least one mile per day, every day, starting on Memorial Day (Monday, 5/27) and ending on Independence Day (Thursday, 7/4). That’s 39 consecutive days of running.
I don’t think I’ve ever run every single day for more than a 5 day stretch, so I’m quite excited for this challenge. I started on Memorial Day with a great 2.5 mile run and plan on continuing today with a group run (I’m hooked after my Miami experience). I fully expect to only run one mile of a few of the days (probably the day before and after my 10k this weekend), especially if I’m doing one of my circuits.
Will you join the Runner’s World Summer Streak? Have you ever run everyday for 39 days?