Ok so I admit, before anyone asks, I did run today. Only 8 miles and it was on the hotel treadmill. 2 miles were at the heady heights of 8:30 min miling and felt quick. There may be some speed work required when I get home!!
Right so confession over, I’ve also sat in the car a lot and wandered around a couple of beaches and wildlife areas in Delaware with my parents. Which was ok, though I’d rather have been running all day to be honest. I did go back to normal eating – breakfast, lunch and dinner – which was odd, instead of eating all day! Lunch seemed unusual (it was a subway flatbread, pretty good) as it’s been a long time since I actually sat down and had lunch, instead of snacking by the side of the road/trail!
I’m now in an airport hotel in Baltimore ahead of my flight back to London tomorrow. Looking forward to getting home – though it’ll be Friday before I’m in my flat as my friend living in my flat for the summer (Hi Sarah!) is moving out later this week. So it gives me a good opportunity to stay with a friend, Claire, for a couple of days and catch up; before moving to another friends for the rest of the week. I could have stayed in a hotel but after three months in hotels I’m a bit fed up of them!
Ive just done my final radio interview for 5Live; you can hear it here about 30 mins into the show ‘Up All Night’. I’ve been on it about 6 times over the summer and will post a link to some others if I can find them – I think they only exist for a few days.
Heidi has wonderfully put together a selection of the photos from yesterday – they can be seen here (warning if you’re at work there’s music so mute might be a good idea).
Here’s a picture from me too:
I still don’t think it’s sunk in. Here’s the final stats (thanks to Markus Mueller!):
2012 Run across America on Trail
3302.85 miles in 80 days
Twin Harbors State Park, WA – Cape Henlopen State Park, DE
1. Mike Samuelson 719:47:13
2. Jennifer Bradley 720:26:40
Average running time was 9 hours a day.
4 runners started.