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!
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!
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!
After speaking with Ray we decided we would not take the train back to San Miniato where we left off because we would need to run an extra 8k to get back to our route, and we had already added more kilometres than expected in the first 3 days of our run. The next closest station that intersected with out route was Empoli.
Saturday morning in Florence is beautifully serene, except when you have us bozos racing through the streets to the train station. We decided on the 7:45 train so that we could be back to running before 9AM. Since we had 45 minutes to sit, we took our recap video: Continue reading “2 April 2016 – Run Day 4”
We expected to feel tired from our late night and additional kilometres on day 2 but happily we felt pretty good! Well other than my sunburn. Sunscreen was not working at all and I was getting fried.
Below was our route for the day, we were heading into the hills! Looks a bit far…
After breakfast Sylvie drove us to the “Leaning” Tower of Pisa. We’ve never been to Pisa, so this was pretty cool! It would have been nice to have run to it last night to see it lit up at night, but it wasn’t meant to be. Next time. 🙂