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Run Streak, yay or nay?


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    Run Streak, yay or nay?

    The HM plan I just started has me running 6 days already. So, is streaking just a fad, or something I could incorporate onto the off day? I was thinking a mile in z1-z2 before a yoga sesh?

    David Warden


    I’m thinking Nay, but I’m not sure I’m being objective. The new run plans were crafted pretty carefully, and on the one hand I think they are really good as-is and hate to see them modified. On the other hand… one mile on the rest day? That’s not a big deal.

    As a coach, I’ve found that most of the time athletes have the right internal barometer on volume*. If this feels like a good idea, I don’t hate it. Sort of like when my in-laws first met me. They didn’t hate me, but weren’t crazy about me either. My wife went with her gut, had a good feeling about it, and now I’m their favorite. So, you may be on to something.


    *Athletes may have a good barometer in volume, but not on intensity. That’s why the 80/20 system is needed.



    Love the analogy 😆
    Thanks for the quick response. I have ER5 today, so I’ll wait and see how I feel after work tomorrow, on the rest day, to decide…


    I’m personally not a fan. For me, it’s too easy to let my competitive drive interfere with my common sense. What do you do if something isn’t feeling right and you’re on the verge of injury? If there’s no run streak, I’ll take a day or two off just to make sure I’m not making things worse. But if there’s a run streak, the temptation to push through is too strong. If you have the discipline to back of and lose the streak if you really need it, then it might be better than what I described.


    Streaking was really a fad in the ’70s. Didn’t realize it had made a comeback.

    I was just a tad young to get into it. It wouldn’t be my best look anyway.

    I wouldn’t deviate from the plan and utilize a day off just to get a little air time. My suggestion is to incorporate it into the warmest of your 6 days if you’re looking to be the most impressive.

    Just my .02 cents. 🤣

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