Oct 5, 2012

Distance today = 53.54 km; Total distance = 12,689.17 km; Location = Rochester – 43 07.896′ N, 77 39.986′ W; Start time = 0808, Finish time = 1642


I spent the majority of today running alongside the Erie Canal. The one thing you can rely on when you see a major ocean, lake, river, or canal in a built-up area, is there will be a cycle path or trail next to it. The Erie Canal didn’t disappoint.

It was a a very relaxing run, with forests constantly on both sides of the canal. Many of the trees are starting to change colour, making it a technicolour experience. And the towns and villages along the canal are very quaint and picturesque.

As mentioned yesterday, I reached a big milestone today – 300 marathons so far on the run. I still find it hard to believe I’ve run the equivalent of 300 marathons in just over nine months.