That was my point. My training schedule has me do a few long runs and I only get one run each time. So to do my training schedule and the run challenge, I would have to do more runs with the 1 hour separations. That adds additional workload that doesnâ€™t allow me to recover for my other workouts. Training schedule of 3 to 4 runs a week adds at least 3 - 4 more for 9 to 12 additional miles (30 min. each). Not including trying to fit extra workouts into the day. I would lean more toward the slowtwitch Big Kahuna challenge since it is focused on all three sports and doesnâ€™t force a change into my current training plan.
You do realize that in the 100/100 you can do a 30 minute run and cover say 4 miles, and you get credit for 1 run if you sort by runs and you get credit for 4 miles if you sort by distance and you get 30 min if you sort by time.
Now you could do a single run that is 5 hours long that is 40 miles long. In this case if you sort by number of runs, you get 1 run, if you sort by distance you get 40 miles, if you sort by time you get 5 hrs.
So the challenge gives you credit for whatever you want to be the hero at. I personally look at my aggregate miles, because my body only recognizes load, and frequency is the carrot to get to volume versus sacrificing volume for frequency (only a stupid person would do a single 30 run, wait for an hour and do another 30 min run in a 2 hrs training block when you can just get on with doing a single 2 hrs run if that's what's in your training plan.
But its up to you what you want to be a hero at. If you were doing 100 runs in 69 days and complaining that you can't train properly, well you only have yourself to blame!!!!
I'm not saying that we don't all get caught up in chasing stupid challenges and training stats....its OK to be a training log hero if that's what gets you to what you want out of sport, whether this is losing weight, being fitter, chasing performance at races, or just jacking up your self esteem by seeing yourself move up various standings (its all good).