Aug 22, 2016
Although this past week was one of light and slow running, I still managed a total of 80 km. I’ve felt a lot better than I expected, but can detect a background level of fatigue. It will still be wise to keep it shortish, slow, and easy for at least another week. After that I have to decide on the next focus. Not sure what that should be at this stage.
Another old favourite photograph here, where I was running along the southern rim of the Grand Canyon. Of all the great places in the world to run, this would have to be close to the best. And earlier in the day Carmel and I had taken a helicopter flight over the canyon. The road and, as was the case here, the even closer walking trail, closely parallels the rim for about 30 km or more.
On This Day
Aug 22, 2012
Distance today = 45.34 km; Total distance = 10,416.26 km; Location = Holly Springs, Mississippi (7 km east of) – 34 43.065′ N, 89 24.584′ W; Start time = 0929 Finish time = 1657
I awoke this morning feeling like crap. Not sure why, but I did have a very bad night of sleep. I was very low on energy right from the beginning of the run, but was pleased to get through 45 km. It was a bit less than I’d have liked, but the late start to the day and the way I was feeling made it a sensible decision.
The landscape here in Mississippi is different again. I am encountering lots of gently rolling hills, lush forests, and significantly less roadkill. I am not sure if this latter fact is due to a lower density of wildlife, or if it’s just smarter wildlife?
I’m looking forward to a good night of sleep and, hopefully, a much better day tomorrow. It’s heating up again, but the humidity is, thankfully, staying low.
Aug 22, 2013
Distance today = 45.32 km; Total distance = 25,193.00 km; Location = Broadmeadows, Victoria – 37 39.139’ S, 144 57.116′ E; Start time = 0900, Finish time = 1658
Another short day, with lots of media commitments. I headed into the city during the morning, stopping for an interview with The Age, before running on to the MCG for an interview with Channel 7. I received a surprise visit from one of the Tour Bois late in the morning, Davey Drew, who rode his bike alongside me for an hour or more.
Later in the afternoon, I was joined by, Brad, a friend of Hannah’s, who ran the last 6 km with me. Brad’s parents, Margaret and Rodger, came along too, and picked us up at the end, driving me back into the city.
Tomorrow I will be back in the countryside, as I head north towards Sydney.