I've been participating in the ST100/100 challenges every year since 2015/16. I think my best result was 80 runs two years ago 2017/18. And I did 70 the year before that. I also had some really bad years where work travel and/or sickness kept me around 40 to 50 runs. Last year was 62 year. But THIS YEAR I finally hit 100 Runs in 100 Days!! It took a Pandemic :) Thanks again to Dev and the ST Team for putting this together. In total I clocked over 1,000 km and I lost 12 pounds!
I also put a personal tweak on my ST100/100 and chose to run a 10k loop every day around my local lake, Lake Ronkonkoma. It's the largest body of water on Long Island and it's steeped in past and current history. Before the Hamptons, the rich would drive from Manhattan to this lake. The terrain is also varying and there are lots of flat sidewalks, so from a technical standpoint the lack of cambered running really works for me.
Some current history includes local resident and Medal of Honor recipient, US Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy who died in Afghanistan. His story is featured in the 2013 movie, Lone Survivor.
The park on the southwest side of the lake is named after him.
I took lots of cool Sunset photos. The amazing thing about running around the lake is it looked different every single day. The color of the sky, the lake itself, the foliage; it never got boring.
Some of the oldest history of Lake Ronkonkoma dates back to the 1600's when an English settler Hugh Birdsall fell in love with Indian Princess Ronkonkoma, but the two were forbidden to see each other by the girl's father. As a result the girl drowns herself in the middle of the lake, and from that day forth a male has drowned in the lake every year since. Many even claim the lake is bottomless.
The book, Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson and later-turned movie Somehere in Time, starring Christopher Reeve, was also set on the shores of Lake Ronkonkoma.
All in all it's a magical lake and it's the reason I feel I was able to run 100 days injury free. Thanks Indian Princess :-)