Jun 6, 2015

You’d think that, having written the book, I’d not enjoy reading it – that’s what I thought would happen. However, I started reading it yesterday – the real version with paper pages and a cover – and I’m actually really enjoying it. Admittedly, it’s been a while since I was proof-reading the Word version, but it’s an entirely more enjoyable experience to just pick up the book and read it at leisure. Hopefully others will feel the same.

I’ve decided that Saturdays will now be hill training days. A longish run, incorporating lots of hills that I run faster than normal, is what I intend to do most Saturdays now until the City to Surf. It should complement well the interval training on Mondays and time trial on Thursdays (I refer to it as a time trial, though many might term it a tempo run).

The photo for today was taken on the road into Palm Springs in California. There are hundreds of wind turbines in the distance, somewhat primitive ones from the early days of the industry. The shadows are long in the late afternoon sun. By the time I reached Palm Springs it was dark.





On This Day


Jun 6, 2012

Distance today = 50.03 km; Total distance = 7368.41 km; Location = Summit, South Dakota (5 km west of) – 45 18.697′ N, 97 06.196′ W; Start time = 0826, Finish time = 1646



Sorry folks, today’s offering is going to have to be short. Lots of other commitments to attend to.

The day involved a TV interview with KDLT, an NBC affiliate, which featured on the South Dakota News tonight. The clip will be up on this web site soon. Also an interview with Terry from Watertown’s People’s Opinion newspaper.

Had a problem with my right leg today – it felt like it wasn’t working, and the left leg had to do all the work – something I’m going to have to work on.

I passed the 45 degree north latitude today, which means I’m now closer to the North Pole than I am to the Equator.

The tracker shows me about 15 km further south than my true position. Also, due to many stoppages today, the watch battery gave out, so there are two Garmin links.

Finally, I’d like to give a huge thanks to the Bittersweet Lodge for putting us up tonight, virtually free of charge. It was a very generous gesture, which we greatly appreciate. The place is great, and I’d honestly say that, even if we had received no reduction – a gem of a place, sitting right in the middle of some lovely rural countryside. It’s very reminiscent of regional France.