No. 8, Revisited [Runners]

Dad 2
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“What do you write in your log every morning?”

“I write the mileage, time of run, pace, course. All streak details.”

“What was one of the reasons for starting your running streak?”

“I wanted to become a better racer, and I realized how quickly you get out of shape without commitment.”

“What advice would you give to someone who’s considering starting a streak?”

“There can’t be any excuses. I’d also advise they run first thing in the morning; there’ll be less excuses, and it doesn’t interfere with anything.”

No. 8 [Runners]

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“How many straight days have you run at least one mile?”


“How many total miles have you logged during your streak?”

“Let’s see… 50,923. I started on August 13, 1985.”

“What’s been your biggest running-related setback during the streak?”

“When I tore my hamstring in May of 2012 during a church softball game. I tore it on May 7 and could only run a mile a day through May 26. … I didn’t think I’d race again without properly treating it. … I just ran a marathon this past June.”