8 April 2016 – Run Day 10

Day 10 – April 8

This is it! Today we run into Rome!

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There it is!

We didn’t get up too early which was GREAT. We had a nice leisurely breakfast and packed up the car. We made the decision the previous night that we weren’t going to run the whole stretch because of the warning we received from our mapping company (that the stretch 20k from the city limits was going to be dangerous, and that we might want to consider an alternative to running). Considering the near misses so far, we didn’t want to risk trying to navigate the ‘dangerous’ sections!

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One section about 20k from Rome… the road only gets trickier from here! Who needs a sidewalk anyway! Uhhh me!!!

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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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