Streaking part 1
I am not really a streaker, I don't HAVE to run every day. But when I am on a roll, and have gone a few days without taking a rest day, I do like to track it, and compare the current streak to previous streaks.
If you don't know, a streak is the number of days you have run at least a mile.
As it stands, my current streak is 32 days, 275 miles, and has included an 86 mile week, a 50, 2 x 31, 26 and 20 mile runs, and an 8lb weight loss. My previous best streak was during the weeks leading up to Umstead and was 19 days and 173 miles.
I don't think there is any particular benefit to this, except that, when I do have a streak going, it does motivate me to get out there and train. I am not sure when I will next take a rest day. Certainly I will be taking rest days in the taper leading up to TRT 100. Who knows?
Streaking part 2
If you have seen pictures of Anton Krupicka running, you will have noticed that he runs very minimalist. Just a pair of shoes, and a pair of shorts. Recently I have been having fun running the same as Anton at Jordan Lake. Well, "the same" maybe a bit of a stretch – minus the hair (on my head – plenty on the back), and plus the beer belly and man boobs, but yeah, other than that, the same. Yep, no shirt. In my defense, I always make sure the parking lot is empty first, I would hate to be witnessed. It's been good, somewhat liberating, and cool. Except this one time, oh my, that poor poor family out for a hike.
Streaking part 3
I guess highlights that some folks put in their hair could be called streaks. Not something I worry about.