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: 40.0 km (Accumulated: 34142.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:50:43
Start 09:00am., 12c, clear & light wind, at cross of White Ave. & Hwy.40., just North of Baltimore. Finish 13:40pm., 17c, med. wind & same, at green roadsign: "Philadelphia 67" on Hwy.40 in Aberdeen.
The Big Cities...
The last few days have been very intense as far as "big city running" goes: 3 days ago I ran from the centre of Wasthington D.C. and through its Northern suburbs. Yesterday I had reached Baltimore and ahead was yet another multi-million city for my support-driver, Morten, to navigate through and for me to run through without too many mistakes and detours.
- Safe to say: there were pleanty of those. But on the last half of the run through Baltimore I was lucky to have company of a local and very talented ultra-runner, David, who helped to make the big-city running 'painless' this particular time !
Still, with Philadelphia and New York City coming up in less than 1 week of running from now, it has been quite hectic. Both with logistics, catching up with old & new contacts and not least trying my hand with the micro-detail planning needed to prevent major mishaps and more back-tracking-by-running than what has already happened (which I guess is one of the most de-motivating moments for any runner, and certainly a tired world runner who wants to see the finish line sooner raughter than later ;-)
Therefore I had to give priority to the logistics and let the updates of the daily reports wait a little bit untill there were time and surplus for them, but atleast the gps-tracks are on-line now. I'll (fairly ;-) shortly upload the reports from the last three days - and they hopefully will be a little bit more focused on the impressions from the run, than this logistics-oriented report :-)
NB: The expected timeline for the next streatches of the run is:
30. March, Philadelphia.
2-4. April, New York City.
14. April, Boston.
18. April, Portland.
22-28. April, SCMT 6 Day Race, New York (restdays from world run 2).
08. May, Bangor.
15. May, The Canadian Border.