Nov 11, 2012

Distance today = 50.04 km; Total distance = 14,351.92 km; Location = Godoy Cruz – 32 57.395′ S, 68 51.043′ W; Start time = 0901, Finish time = 1630


Back in the world of the internet tonight. Sorry to those who missed the daily report yesterday. You can find it on-line now too.

Today I ran the final downhill stage of the Andes. I am now officially over the range. It was a beautiful day for running, although the traffic on the road was incredibly heavy, especially for a Sunday. The snow on the higher parts of the mountains last night provided a stunning backdrop to my descent.

I am now in Mendoza, where the tracker is showing me, although my official run position is in Godoy Cruz, a satellite town just south of Mendoza. This is the wine capital of Argentina, and I’m looking forward to sampling a few of their best.

Today was also the 3,000th day in a row that I have run. Sure, there has been the occasional very short day, usually when I’m travelling, but the average during those 3,000 days has been 17.3 km. Once this world run is over, however, I reckon I’ll be backing off that average quite significantly.