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: 60.0 km (Accumulated: 33996.0 km)
Elapsed time: 05:39:14
Start 08:50am., 12c, light rain & no wind, at blue sign "Welcome to Downtown Fredericksburg" on hwy.1. Finish 15:47pm., 25c, cloudy & light wind, at green roadsign "Washington 14" on hwy.1.
Finally a long run :-))
...One could say that there perhaps already has been some kind of long running going on to reach this far - but at the same time its been a lot of short and medium long stages the last 1500km struggeling up through Georgia, South- and North Carolina. But entering the state of Virginia, the spring catching up with me including blooming cherry-trees along the route today - the big cities right up ahead: Washington, Philadelphia, New York; then the energy and inspiration is flowing back to the legs and fueling better distances.
Today the finish point was at 60km and it was a truely enjoyable run all the way, even with the fall at 50km where I displayed all the clumsiness that nearly 34 000 heavy km's (21 000miles) puts in the body - getting both hands and the left knee bloody'. On that note I'll finish for the day as I need to get the hands cleaned properly (w. medical alcohol, a much more painfull exercise than 60km on the nice rolling hills of highway one ;-)
But I'll add a few more impressions and a little note about an upcoming race later when the hands are proper functional again !
NB: If any runners in the Wasthington D.C. area wants to join the run for a long or short streatch they are very welcome !! The plan is
22.March: Start at 10am., at hwy.1 at Ft. Belvour/Mt. Vernon (gps-location at http://www.worldrun.org/Endomondo.php). Finish around 14pm. at Capitol Hill/city centre (White House/Garfield-monument at East end of the park).
Approx. 20miles total.
23.: Start 10:30am. from Capitol Hill/city centre (White House/Garfield-monument at East end of the park). Hwy.1 Northbound out of City. Approx. 20-26miles.
On long term for runners wanting to join a stage - or more :-) the outline is:
25. March: Baltimore.
30. March: Philadelphia.
2-3. April: New York City.
15. April: Boston.
Since the world run is ofcourse continuous there can be some delays as I sometimes need to run a longer way around sections of the highway where runners isnt allowed and this will delay the time I reach the big cities on the route. However I'll have the updates of the progress ready here on worldrun.org as well as the daily gps-data for you to follow as usual :-)