Oct 3, 2014

Barry and I rode a shorter day yesterday, but it was through superb countryside and in ideal weather conditions. A great way to spend a day.

I have only been running a few kilometres per day since starting the cycling. The lower volume hasn’t seemed to affect the Achilles either positively or negatively, though it was only sore for a few minutes this morning. I guess that’s a positive.

The ESPN special is still airing in reruns for a while, but I expect to be posting the link publicly on this blog site within the next week or so. Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to attending the NRL Grand Final on Sunday and (hopefully) watching a Rabbitohs win – their first in 43 years. The last time I saw a South Sydney Grand Final win was on black and white television.


On This Day


Oct 3, 2012

Distance today = 50.61 km; Total distance = 12,580.53 km; Location = Olcott, New York State – 43 20.260′ N, 78 43.226′ W; Start time = 0805, Finish time = 1558


I had the unexpected bonus this morning of running on a pedestrian path above the Niagara River Gorge. It was only 5 km, but enjoyable all the same, with great views of Canada on the other side.

I have now added a fourth Great Lake to the list – this afternoon I ran along the southern shore of Lake Ontario. The water was very calm, and I was impressed with some of the waterfront properties – understated, but stylish.

From here I will be heading toward New York City, which I should reach in about two weeks or so.

I’m also looking forward to changing my running shoes and having more padding and protection. I have just completed 2,026 km in this current pair, which is a great life for a pair of running shoes. But I am beginning to feel the road through the 3-4 mm thick soles in the forefoot.