Remember when I used to run a lot? Remember when 5 or 6 days a week was the norm for me?
Yeah, those days ended in September and I’m having a really hard time getting back on the horse. I’m completely over the bronchitis (thank goodness) and my hip is mostly back to normal. But I’m struggling with getting back in the habit of running. And I actually think that not running is making running harder.
Every time I run, I feel like my body has to figure out running all over again. I feel like I’m always running on tired legs and can never get in a rhythm. I feel like I’m always in need of a rest day and I haven’t run more than 3 days in a week in way too long.
I think my problem is that my legs are missing their recovery runs. My body seems to thrive on running frequently. Even on tired and stiff days, when I’m running regularly, I seem to loosen up faster than I have been lately, despite having way too intimate a relationship with my foam roller and my Addaday roller. (Seriously, I sometimes feel like I need to buy it a drink first…)
So here we go – #RWRunStreak 2015 is about to commence!
To help me with the streak, I’ve downloaded Runner’s Worlds new App, RWGo. It’s a new app from Runner’s World to help you track your runs. It also includes various plans you can use – including one for the streak, although I did not get the app in time for that one. So, instead, I chose a plan that’s supposed to help me get to a sub-2 half marathon. Hmmm…
It’s still a very new app and it’s only available for iPhones at this point, but it has promise. I particularly love the commentary about what to wear for the weather and I love that it adjusts its recommendations based on how hard you plan to run and whether you prefer to feel warm or cold on the run.
Who’s in for the Streak with me? Here are some tips to streak safely. You know you want to join me as I try to feel like a runner again.
16 thoughts on “To streak or not to #RWrunstreak + #RWgo”
I’m not a streaker. My feet would probably rebel, for one thing. And I don’t know how I could run every day, with my crazy work schedule. It would be a challenge, for sure!
I’m not a streaker but I’m also using the offseason to focus on strength training. I really want that app but I’m on andriod 🙁 womp womp. Hope it becomes available to us soon! Good luck with your streaking!
So I am not a run streaker bc I don’t think my feet would like it. I do something active everyday but I have to mix it up to keep my body happy. Streak on friend
Good luck with the streak!
I’ll be streaking too! I wish I had downloaded the app with the plan in time, though. The app looks really awesome. I love how it tells you what to wear!
Good luck with the run streak. The app sounds like a great tool, especially for those who have never streaked before.
funny – the post i wrote for women’s running this week (and just went live today) is on this same topic. i opted not to streak this year, mostly because i need a break before ramping up to train for a sub 2 half in march.
I’ll have to check out that app.
No streaking here.
I’m personally not a fan of streaks – I really have been enjoying my rest days recently haha
I’m personally not a fan of streaks – I really have been enjoying my rest days recently haha!
I did a winter warrior challenge a few years back where I ran outside at least a mile everyday in January. It was actually super helpful for getting me out of the house and I enjoyed it more than I thought. Right now I’m dealing with some injuries so I wouldn’t partake, but I can see how streaking can get some of that running mojo back!
Great way to stay motivated 🙂 Good luck with the streak run!
Good luck getting back into the running groove!
I totally understand. For me routine is everything and if I fall off the wagon it’s that much harder to get back on!
That app looks good. Let’s hope it comes out in Android soon.
I’ve never done a running streak but it does sound like fun. However, I couldn’t do the Runners World one as I’d have to run on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, which is just not going to happen.
I just tried to find the app in the iphone store but couldn’t find it. It looks pretty cool!