Friday, May 01, 2009

Stage 13 - Pescantina

Jan the medic (known affectionately now as Mister Blister) worked his magic on my feet this morning, and I made some judicious, last-minute shoe and sock modifications. The net result was my most pain-free day on the road so far. I ran 42 miles in up to 84 degree heat, most of it with my Swiss friend, Christian Marti. We finished in a little over 9 hours, and saved plenty for the hills, which start tomorrow.

As it's May Day here in Europe, truck traffic was blissfully light. I really don't enjoy running as a contact sport.

We are now level with the south shore of Lake Garda, to its east. Tomorrow will be spent working our way 43 miles to the north end of the lake. We have only 3 days left in Italy, before moving on to Austria. Tomorrow's our official two week anniversary! Now I've got my "flatland" legs working again, it'll be interesting to see how they respond to hills, which they haven't seen in days.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's hear it for pain-free! Can't wait to hear what you think of Austria.
MCL

Slaire said...

Pinch and Punch....

Helen Yang said...

Yay Russ! So glad to hear that you're enjoying the journey.

Cathy said...

I'm missing your twinkle toes photos! Keep on truckin' Russ, you're doing a great job. Love reading about your adventures.
Cathy Bridge

Anonymous said...

Have fun up in those hills. Well, by the time you read this, maybe you have already had your fun. Careful on the downhills if you have any of those anytime soon.

Best!
David Phillips

Anonymous said...

Seen any Buttercups on your journey?