World Run II / Reports
The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 43.0 km (Accumulated: 32182.0 km)
Elapsed time: 04:06:59
Start 10:15am. at shop sign "Runners High" on hwy.1, in Pinecrest, Miami, 21c, light wind and overcast. Finish 16:11pm., at "Sea View Hotel" on hwy. A1A, Bal Harbour, in Miami, 22c, overcast and medium wind.
The good stages seems to come in a flow' at the moment; one enjoyable and easy run leading to the next !!
In company of Issy and later also Alexi, both of Cuban heritage, I ran towards and past the famous Miami skyline. A city wich according to a UBS study is Americas richest city measured in purchasing power; a city wich in the Forbes Magazine has been named "Americas cleanest city" (air, water, pollution); a city with 70% spanish speaking population - But most of all... A city wich has a very friendly and well functioning running- and ultrarunning community.
- Like that of Issy & his family that are hosting our small team tonight and has treated us to a firework' of delicious dishes :-)
At the photo's from todays run you can get a little cross-cut of the city: The Mc-Donalds-Burgerking-Walmart suburbs along the highway 1, leading into the highrise of the city-centre, then the relaxed Miami Beach area (where apparently a local runner called "The Raven" has run the same 8mile streatch in the sand along the ocean for more than 20 years...Every day without exception); further North through the rich beach-view appartment and upscale hotel area into the residential naighbourhoods.
NB: Florida running video's online below this report (see video-link).
- Article in The Miami Herald:
... By the way, I got to love the following, after having heard the comparison w. Forrest Gump during my first and now second run around the world. Finally:
"Forrest Gump, of fictional fame, ran across America for three years, two months, 14 days and 16 hours.
He’s got nothing on Olsen.".
Finally a journalist who sees the difference between fictional running around the world and the real deal. That took 6 continents of running to get that statement through ;-))
OVERALL PLAN, NORTH AMERICA 2012:
1) KEY WEST to RICHMOND, 10. January - 4. March. 2171km.
2) RICHMOND to NEW YORK, 4. March - 19. March. 500km.
3) NEW YORK to BOSTON, 19. March - 30. March. 400km.
4) BOSTON to HOULTON/BORDER, 30. March - 15. April. 700km.
5) HOULTON/BORDER CANADA to NOVA SCOTIA, 1. May - 1. June. 900km.
6) NOVA SCOTIA/PT. AUX BASQUES to ST. JOHNS, NEW FOUNDLAND, 1. June - 1. July. 900km.
Total for NORTH AMERICA: 5600KM.
8/1, Arrival Miami International Airport, American Airlines 2170, 12:35 noon.
10/1, Start Key West - Miami, 300km.
18/1, Miami - Palm Beach, 100km.
21/1, Palm Beach - Palm Bay, 150km.
25/1, Palm Bay - Daytona, 150km.
29/1, Daytona - Jacksonville, 150km.
(1 restday in Daytona or J.ville.).
3/2, Jacksonville - Savannah, 200km.
9/2, Savannah - Manning, 200km.
16/2, Manning - Southern Pines, 200km.
23/2, Southern Pines - Durham/Raleigh, 100km.
26/2, Durham/Raleigh - Henderson, 80km.
28/2, Henderson - Richmond, 200km.
4/3, Richmond - Washington, 200km.
(1 restday in Washington)
10/3, Washington - Baltimore. 60km.
11/3, Baltimore - Philadelphia. 150km.
15/3, Philadelphia - Newark/New York City. 150km.
19/3, Newark/NYC - Mystic. 200km.
25/3, Mystic - Boston. 180km.
30/3, Boston - Portland. 180km.
4/4, Portland - Augusta. 100km.
7/4, Augusta - Bangor. 120km.
10/4, Bangor - Canadian border/Houlton. 180km.
15/4, arrival at Canadian border