Oct 15, 2016

My strategy of a few easy weeks is working very well. The niggles are definitely abating, and the lower leg strain is pretty much cured altogether. I will still have another couple of easy weeks ahead, mainly through circumstances. I’ll be in Melbourne this coming week for work, then I’ll be on the Tour de Bois the week after. Neither situation facilitates a lot of running, but I assume it will do me good.

The Tour this year is around the south-east of South Australia. We’ll be staying nights in McLaren Vale, Goolwa (on the mouth of the Murray River), Hahndorf (oldest German settlement in Australia, and very historically authentic), Tanunda in the Barossa (twice), Eudunda (classic outback), Burra, Clare, and a final night in Adelaide. It’s a perfect mix of wine regions, history, geographical diversity, and a big city to finish with.

Here’s another photo from the Big Sur region of California, just to the south of Monterrey and Carmel – one I’ve never posted before. It was taken in the early morning, just after I started running. You can see the morning mist, which made for an atmospheric start to the day.




On This Day


Oct 15, 2012

Distance today = 53.11 km; Total distance = 13,210.46 km; Location = Flemington, New Jersey – 40 30.880′ N, 74 49.396′ W; Start time = 0822, Finish time = 1622


Not a bad day, despite the afternoon being wet. There was also a monster hill about half way, with a gradient of at least 20%.

I began with a run through the town of Easton in Pennsylvania, before crossing the Delaware River and entering New Jersey. This is my 22nd US state of the world run so far.

Early today I also passed 7,000 miles run in the US. I wonder if anyone else has ever run that far in the US in one year, without a single step being run over the same ground?

Tomorrow I head to Princeton, to catch up with my old mate, Craig Wallace. More on that to follow.