Not in the “streaking through the quad sense,” but run-streaking. It is one of my yearly goals to streak as long as I can, but I will not sacrifice a race effort, or risk injury doing so. It is not that important. The injury part is important because the last time I streaked it ended with a popped calf because I kept pushing.
Yesterday, I tied my longest streak of 130 days, I know, it is not long. There are folks that have been doing this streaking thing for years. Some will tell you streaking is a bad thing – you need time off for your body to rest and recover, and while that might be true, I do not see much difference in an off day and a forcedly slow day of considerably lower miles.
For some, streaking is an excellent motivator. I am not sure the streak is motivating me, or if it is my upcoming races; either way, I have been running. My only hesitation with the streak is the crashing demotivation when the streak is over. Last time I stopped after 130 days, I had a heck of a time trying to get back into any kind of rhythm.
I know there are a fair number of people doing this Janathon thing, or whatever it is called, but who needs that? Set a simple goal of a mile or two a day, and go for it. Once the habit is formed, running becomes the standard, not the day off. Besides, it is a great way to build some base mileage and ultimately make you a better, healthier runner.