I came across this post on Reddit:
There’s a section in there:
…Mileage is such an odd thing to chase. We are so data driven these days, strava, smart watches, garmin connect, citystrides, etc. With all these connections to other runners, it has only amplified our desire to run more and show that off…
This has me thinking about other potential goals that can come out of CityStrides beyond completing every street in your city. What comes after that? Is there a sustainable version of that?
If the obsessive extreme of running every street is a marathon every day until you’re finished… then what’s the inversion of that? Perhaps a scenario where the goal shifts from completion to maintenance - run and revisit streets at regular intervals, maintaining a healthy city coverage. Run a street too much or too little/never and it turns red - run it with relative frequency and it turns green?
Perhaps it’s a yearly reset/view, so the focus shifts a bit from total completion towards manageable improvements year over year (keeping the LifeMap for a larger more long term goal).
Perhaps it’s more in-city communities, where possible - route sharing, tips, meet ups, etc. This idea is nearly completely dependent on you all, though - if you don’t want it, it doesn’t matter how much I code to make it happen.
Do you have ideas on long term / sustainable / manageable goals that would keep you running, and not burn you out?