Advent Runstreak Day 2

Nice run on a beautiful night. It took me a little bit longer than usual to get motivated enough to gear up and head out. Turned out the winds had died down since I got home from work and it was just about perfect for a late evening run in December. There was a bit of mist in the air, and enough snow on the ground to make it slippery at times which provided some additional encouragement to slow the pace and just enjoy the run.

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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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