Jun 26, 2016

I’ve run 125 km this week. That’s on top of 120 km in each of the past two weeks. I feel like I should be in reasonable form for this 12 hour event in August. At this stage I’m looking at the Friday before the City to Surf, which will be August 12. Kate Day has kindly offered to act as support crew that day. For those who were following during the world run, you may recall Kate ran a total of 87 km with me in various parts of NSW towards the end of that run.

I forgot in the last report to mention some speed work I did on Thursday. I warmed up with 200 metres in a comfortable 35 seconds, then ran 1 mile in 5:33, once again feeling very comfortable. Quite encouraging. I’ll ramp up the speed a little more this week. I won’t be lacking in speed for 100 km come August.

Here’s another photo of the Garden of the God near Colorado Springs. I took this photo as I ran through the park in late April of 2012. It was a truly magical place to run, though I hardly need to say that, based on the photograph.


Garden of the Gods 2


On This Day


Jun 26, 2012

Distance today = 50.04 km; Total distance = 8372.63 km; Location = St Paul, Minnesota – 44 55.198′ N, 93 10.451′ W; Start time = 0938, Finish time = 1758



Just a quick report tonight, as we are heading to dinner soon with some wonderful people we met in New Mexico, Sherla and Dave, who invited us to stay with them when we passed through St Paul. We are, naturally, very appreciative of their hospitality.

Today was much better than yesterday. The ankle was fine, other than a period in the middle of the day after I had to run on some uneven surfaces. The shoes were much more comfortable, and I think I’ve now adjusted to them.

I ran into the centre of Minneapolis, where I needed to visit the Apple Store. That worked out successfully, but I was annoyed my Garmin watch started giving me the finger (i.e. indicating the battery was getting low) much earlier than ever before. Perhaps the battery is deteriorating over time? There is no way to replace it either, other than to get a new watch.  Anyhow, there are two Garmin links today, as the battery did give out before I was finished for the day.

I crossed the Mississippi twice today – it’s a pretty majestic river. I’ll be seeing much more of it in days and weeks to come. I also passed 4,000 miles run in the US, and I did a radio interview with station WCCO this morning, so it was a busy day all round.