What You Can Learn From the 31 Days of Running Challenge
In July, a crew of runners in NYC challenged runners worldwide to jump into a month-long run streak: for 31 days, you had to put in at least 3 miles per day. Now, I’m not the ~biggest! fan of run streaks, because I think they can glorify running while injured or overtrained, but I do think that for someone in a motivational slump, a month-long challenge like this can be awesome, if you are reasonable about it and don’t try to run through a serious issue or injury. I loved chatting with one of the men behind it, Ray Hailes, about some of the best tips he had for runners, and what he learned from doing this type of challenge a few times in the last couple of years. It definitely has me pumped to jump into it next year—this year I knew with our travel schedule, I would be hard-pressed to make it work and I would be risking overtraining and injury to stick to it, but I think it’s a fun way to motivate when you’re in a “I don’t have a goal race and I’m feeling blah” kind of mode. OK, so what are the key takeaways? Check out the full article here!
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