7 April 2016 – Run Day 9

Viterbo to Ronciglione

Our beautiful crew drove us to Viterbo, which when you look at a map appears AWFULLY close to Rome! Steve and I were getting pretty impatient to finish this thing. After today, only one run day to go until Rome!!

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Day 9 Route

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6 April 2016 – Run Day 8

Day 8 – Radicofani to Capodimonte

We may have left Vivo d’Orcia a little later than planned because of our late night (it was worth it!).

Sylvie and Jen drove us to our starting point, this little walled village at the top of a windy long windy road. I love our starting photo!

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We’re leaving Tuscany today! One more milestone will be met when we enter the region of Lazio! Rome, our destination, is in Lazio!

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5 April 2016 – Run Day 7

Day 7 – Torrenieri to Radicofani

It’s day 7! Sylvie and Jen drove us to Torrenieri to start the run. It took us a few minutes to figure out which way to go (another pitfall of not starting where you left off), but we found our way! I’m not sure if Sylvie and Jen ever did find a cafe for morning coffee though!

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Day 7 route

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4 April 2016 – Run Day 6

Day 6 – Siena to Torrenieri

It was weird to start our run not even remotely where we left off the day before, but this is what we agreed to after discussing the ‘hard stop at 5PM’ with Supercoach Ray. I have to admit that it’s much easier on tired brains and bodies to be moving toward our destination than backward and getting further behind each day! Still, it hurts a bit that we didn’t have one more day in the schedule to get caught up on the distance, but we had to be in Rome on Friday, so this was not that trip!

We had a quick breakfast and got ready to check out Siena!

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Steve and Cristina, our wonderful AirBnB host

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3 April 2016 – Run Day 5

Day 5!! Florence to Quercegrossa

We didn’t have to drive anywhere to get to the start this morning! This is the only day in the entire run where we ran straight from our apartment 😀 We got up early to pack up and bring our bags to Sylvie and Jen’s and put them into the van. It’s amazing really how much stuff we were dragging along. Or rather, that they were dragging along as our crew ♡

After a couple of days running east, we were very very excited to hit another milestone – we were heading south! The image below was how it was mapped by the mapping company, but because they broke the run into 9 segments (and we were running 10) we needed to balance it out, and to be honest, my left foot was starting to bother me and I wasn’t really feeling a 90k day! Our planned finish today is the village of Quercegrossa. I did my best to find a location for Sylvie and Jen to meet us that was fairly obvious, and felt that a small town would be the way to go. A parking lot to be exact!

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Day 5 route

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