Jan 26, 2013

Distance today = 49.80 km; Total distance = 15,540.00 km; Location = Rio Maior – 39 20.162′ N, 08 56.162′ W; Start time = 0906, Finish time = 1732


There was barely a peep out of my left heel today, although my quads were very sore. That’s to be expected. Perversely, my right heel actually ached a bit, but it’s nothing to worry about.

It was a beautiful day of running, through quaint villages and along quiet back roads in the Portuguese countryside. There will be a lot of these roads throughout Europe, particularly in France. I even spent some time on a fire trail, hopping over fallen trees that were across the road. And Carmel had a tough time in the car on one very narrow dirt road with crumbling edges.

The weather was a lot better today. Although there was only a bit of sun, the temperature was quite high for winter – around the 20C mark – and there was no rain. If every day in Europe was to be like today, I’d be pretty happy.

PS Carmel’s Apple can’t pick up the internet in this hotel, so she hasn’t been able to post any photos today. Hopefully tomorrow.