I took up the challenge of https://twinbikerun.com/2020/05/07/run-everystreet-may-andrew/ to run every street. I thought it would be easy as I live in small town. I was wrong!
I went out on my lunch break thinking I could do it in an hour and that it would be 10K at most.
90 minutes and 10 miles later I had to abort the run and head home otherwise I’d be late for a work meeting.
What I took from my attempt is that it’s very hard to do it without a map. I wanted to challenge myself by trying to find my own way around town rather than relying on technology. But the mental strain of trying to remember which roads to visit and where I’d been was hard. I haven’t concentrated that hard on a task since my school exams!
New build estates are a killer to run around. So many dead ends and identikit houses makes navigation a challenge.
I got some strange looks from locals when I did run down dead end streets especially if the street was only a couple of hundred metres long. The locals must have wondered why I was bothering.
Long streets with lots of roads running off it are also tricky. I couldn’t work out whether I was better running the street in one go and then coming back to do the turn offs or just do each turnoff as I came to it.
Its an interesting challenge a mixture of running and mind skills.
I’ll try again but give myself more time.