I decided to take a rest day today to let my legs rest up for this weekend’s race. They were feeling pretty tired on Tuesday’s and yesterday’s runs, so I think it’s the right call.
Did you know that the longest running streak in the U.S. is coming to an end in July? Mark Covert first started his running streak on July 23, 1968. On July 23 of this year he will voluntarily end his 45 year running streak. He kept his streak alive through a broken foot, arthroscopic knee surgery, and kidney stones. Covert was featured in an article in the April 2013 issue of Running Times called ‘Streakers Uncovered’.
He has recently taken up bike riding, which has less impact on his feet (he has a total midfoot collapse in his right foot), and is planning to train and push himself in his new sport.
I also need to tell you about Prancercise! I first heard of this form of exercise on the Today show a few weeks ago. I again ran across it today in an email, so I think that is a sign it is worth sharing with you. Check out the video- this lady is completely serious.
The Prancercise gallop, which is shown at 2:30 in the video, is my personal favorite. There is an official website and she has a book.
Have you ever had a running streak? How long was it?
Who is adding Prancercise to their cross training routine??
How would you react if you saw someone doing their Prancercise while you were out for a run/walk/ride on your local trail?