An Advent Running Calendar

I saw this on Reddit the other day and thought it would be a neat thing to do. Here’s how it works:

advent-calendarLike those Advent or Christmas calendars that the kids get with chocolates inside that you reveal one by one each day leading up to Christmas, the Advent Running Calendar involves a daily run.

The twist is that you start with one kilometre on December 1, and then add a kilometre each day until Christmas Eve. Twenty-four days straight, and 300km total by the time you are all done.

That’s a bit more than I’d like to attempt these days, but maybe someone out there wants to give it a shot. Having done a 62 day run streak earlier this year, I can tell you that the first week and a half will be fairly easy. After that, when the runs get above 12 or 13km, you’ll be in for a challenge.

Personally, I’m going to stick with the chocolate kind of calendar and go with my usual four-day-a-week schedule.

Update: I ended up getting inspired by my own post. I won’t be doing the progression of 1km a day, but I will see if I can do a run everyday until Christmas as a straight up Christmas runstreak. Like my last one, the rules are simple: run at least a mile everyday (1.61km). It ends on Christmas Day for sure.

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