World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 30.0 km (Accumulated: 32212.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:57:36
Start 10:30am., at "Sea View Hotel" on hwy. A1A, Bal Harbour, in Miami,26c, clear & light wind. Finish 14:34pm., at cross of Road 842 & Hwy.1 in Ft. Lauderdale, 32c, a few clouds & same.
Easy days in Florida :-)
After a few days with pushing the distances nicely I took a shorter run today. But not less enjoyable: I had good company by Laurie who had it down to an art, knowing exactly where the restrooms were along the fancy beach-front route running through some of the most expensive/fashionable naighbourhoods of the USA on our route! Not to be joked about since public restrooms is a rare thing here, and having to drink a lot of water.... Well, I guess you get the picture ;-)
On the photo's from todays stage you can also see journalist Susan Miller Degnan and her crew from the Miami Herald, doing a great job putting together one of those rare articles that go beyond the "wow, he's running around the world, he must be crazy" articles ;-) THANKS so much for taking our sport of ultrarunning serious, Susan. Its appreciated by more than just me, I can guarantee !! Another point of support was Eric Friedmann who together with Andrei wich I ran with a few days ago organizes the logistics of the world run 2 here in the Miami area.
A very enjoyable day of running and afterwards staying at Eric & Sarah's place ! A location where I soon was to feel like at home - not least when it turned out that they liked licorice (not the sweet non-scandinavian kind, but the salty strong danish. Hopefully realising that naming sweet soft pastry after the danish population is not really fitting ;-)
For my own part - the sweet days of perfect support from the Miami running community and their families will soon be over: Im ahead of scedule and expect to soon be running in the areas up near Daytona Beach if my legs will allow me to cover the distance. Before that... There's a restday coming up next saturday. I hope to use it seeing the Florida Everglades - taking part in a 80miles trail race down there. We'll see how that affects the legs, but Im a 1½ day ahead of secedule so I can allow myself to be a "normal runner" for a day :-))
I. Miss. Racing !
NB: Florida running video's online below this report (see video-link).
- Article in The Miami Herald:
www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/17/2594508/south-florida-just-one-stop-on.html . In the print-version of the paper by 18. Jan.
... 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