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Ha ha, no I haven't started running naked.

But I'm working out every day. I don't run enough to do a running streak. I think my longest running streak (this century) is 5 days. But I've been trying to work out almost every day; either a run, a bike ride, or a gym workout. Most of the time life interferes once in a while, or I just feel like skipping a day, so I average 5-6 days a week.

So I went back and checked for my longest workout streak, and it was 11 days. And I thought I might as well just commit to streaking and maybe go the whole month of May.

So starting April 30th I have not missed a day yet, which means I am up to 14 days now with tonight's run making 15. PR! (not counting my youth)

Running is going well. My sore butt and hammy finally faded away and is now completely gone. It cost me four weeks of almost no mileage, but I needed that break anyway after the marathon. Now I have four decent weeks under my belt and I'm back to 4 days a week of running. Building up mileage and getting back in shape. I've been to the track a few times to work on speed, but otherwise running 6-8 miles. I will start up on long runs next week with 10 or so. Plenty of time to lay down base before ramping up to marathon training in a few months.

I go to the gym once a week, or about every 5 days. There I do mainly upper body and core exercises, but also some leg stuff too. I do circuits through 12 different stations. Three sets, 8-10 reps, very little rest between, so my heart rate stays high and it is a good workout.

The other days I do bike rides along the beach. 9-20 miles. I don't work too hard on these usually, but I keep a steady pace. It counts. I figure any exercise that makes me sweat for at least 30 minutes counts for the streak.

This Saturday I'm doing a 5K on a fast course. Planning to run sub-7 pace, and see if I can get under 21:00 (6:46 pace). Fun. I've also decided to do the Long Beach Half on October 7th, in case anyone wants to come visit. Our guest rooms have opened up.

Life is good.

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All sounds good. This has given me a bit of inspiration. Maybe I'll try to start streaking. They'll all be runs, though. 

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Iron Bangle. That's the sort of streak that'll keep you young, as opposed to the kind that will land you in jail.

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If sweating for at least 30 minutes is the threshold, mowing my lawn TOTALLY counts! Yesssss .... 

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1) A much better streaking picture would have been appreciated.

2) Bummer about the empty guest room. Sorry it didn’t work out.

3) I like that kind of streak! Mixing it up! Mixed workouts 🏋️   mixed drinks 🍸 🍺!

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So glad...my first thoughts were "wow bangle has really let himself go since LA"...

Awesome you are back into it again & shaken off the niggles. Good luck for your 5k race. Sub 21? You must be feeling a fair amount of fitness already?

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This is a nice reminder that I need to be more consistent with the cross-training...so good for you!  And I'm thinking about doing the Long Beach Half again, although (of course) I won't be needing a room.

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21 hours ago, SIbbetson said:

Streaks are addicting - good luck!  🙂 Also I'm Googling the Long Beach half....

There is also a full. And it is flat and fast! Might be warm-ish, but probably good weather. Come on out!

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