I hope everyone had a great holiday season. Here in Atlanta, we had a slightly bizarre holiday season weather-wise with days ranging from 40 degrees and raining to 70 and sunny. I ended up wearing every type of running gear I own. The joys of life in the south. Despite the odd holiday weather swings, we were able to maintain a holiday mood and had a great end to the year.
But on to other things. Important things. Streaking things. How did every one's holiday workout streak turn out? Much like the weather, we had mixed results here. Initially, I started with an all running streak. I made it 16 days running at least one mile per day (some days were combined with biking as well), but for a mix of reasons, I broke the streak. First, I felt like the quality of my workouts was dropping due to the monotony. Sure, it is only a mile, but I don't do well with boredom, so my actual workouts started to suffer. On top of that, I quickly shifted back in to marathon training upon finding out that I am a 26.2 with Donna Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer Ambassador. Both of these items combined to re-introduce rest days into my schedule and adjust my approach to the whole streaking thing. Despite of not officially streaking the entire time, much was still learned and gained from the experience. Here is a breakdown of my workouts for the 34 day period.
Days worked out: 28 out of 34 days
Longest consecutive streak: 16 days
Number of miles logged: 82.44 Running, 30.2 Cycling, 5 Hiking
Fastest mile, Running: 7:45
Slowest mile, Running: 9:20
Average Run length: 3.75 miles
Shortest Run: 1 mile
Longest Run: 10.5 miles
Training plans started: 1 marathon, 1 donut dare
Races: None, but many days were spent dreaming about and planning for races.
Number of Holiday Treats consumed: Not sure, but I am positive that it is more than the number of days I worked out and I don't regret a single one. :)
Feel free to link up your holiday streak recap or recent training recaps here. I'm excited to catch up with everyone post holidays and hear how your streaks went!