Jeremy Duehring Unintentionally Became a Veteran Run Streaker
Jeremy Duehring is a streaker, but not THAT kind of streaker!
For the past 5 years a day hasn’t passed where he didn’t lace up his sneakers and go out for a run.
Today I’m going a few easy miles with Jeremy as we discuss how daily running became his normal.
From Inconsistent To Non-Stop
Running has been present in Jeremy’s life since he was a child.
Growing up he ran races with his dad and was a soccer player in high school.
He continued running sporadically throughout his college career until he joined the Navy.
Joining the Navy forced him to run more consistently, but as his responsibilities increased his running decreased.
Balancing family and career was causing him to gain weight and not take care of himself.
Searching for a way to change his habits, he was inspired by a friend that had a 2 year run streak.
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A Streaker Was Born
Jeremy’s 5 year run streak didn’t begin with big aspirations.
Initially he was determined to run at least a mile a day for 30 days.
A cross country move was in his near future and in an effort to continue his healthy habits he decided to extend the streak to 2 months.
At the 2 month mark his son encouraged him to go 1 year.
Running everyday for so many years has taught Jeremy a few things…
- A run streak is not for everyone.
- Vary intensity and distance as to not tax the body too much.
- The hardest part of streaking is getting out the door.
- Keep a 1 mile easy day as a “rest” day.
- Listen to your body to keep injuries at bay.
- Be honest about your fitness and if in doubt cut back on miles.
Stress is unavoidable in our lives, but running should not be a contributor to that.
If running stops being fun then changes need to be made.
Chasing PRs Led To The Trails
A year ago Jeremy went for his 4th attempt at a PR in the half marathon distance and fell short.
Chasing a time goal had become a chore.
The non-stop training and intense focus had taken the joy out of running.
Much like he fell into streaking, the same happened with ultras.
Jeremy agreed to pace a friend for a 100 miler, only afterwards realizing the distance he would need to cover.
His training for pacer duties included completing a 50k trail race.
Trails brought a renewed sense of joy to his running.
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