Mar 23, 2013

Distance today = 50.62 km; Total distance = 18,363.89 km; Location = Dogern – 47 36.452′ N, 08 10.279′ E; Start time = 0823, Finish time = 1702


I’m not sure how this European winter rates, but it must be one of the coldest late seasons for some while. I hear it was snowing all over the UK today, and it was down around zero where I am.

Much of my day was spent running along the Rhine River, after another early foray into and out of Switzerland. Some parts of the run were fantastic, with great cycle paths to run on. Other parts were horrific, with no shoulder and very fast cars zooming by.

There were quite a lot of modern commercial suburbs that I had to run through, although there was the occasional classic German village too. The pick of the day was Laufenberg, with its sister village across the bridge in Switzerland, Marktgasse. In contrast, I finished the day adjacent to a nuclear power station (no Homer Simpson here, though).

Right at the end of the day I reached the 70% mark for the run so far – another nice milestone under my belt.