2012 Renewal — Human Endurance, Part 2: World Run II coming to our area this week!

Mark Russell is one of the owners of Metro Run and Walk and is an avid walker and runner.

Mark Russell is one of the owners of Metro Run and Walk and is an avid walker and runner.

Tale of the Tape Through Week Eleven

Weight:  January 1 = 189, March 18 = 178.5  11 weeks,  loss of 10.5 lbs.  Behind of 1 lb per week pace.

Mileage: Week 11 run/walk miles: 26.3.  Avg weekly mileage: 36.0.  Above target min of 35 mi/wk.

Tape note:  Weight up due to St Patty’s Day corned beef & potato mega-splurge the evening before weigh in.  Yum!  True weight (Mon-Tue) is around 177, so trajectory still good.

Jesper Olsen of World Run II is nearing the Washington, D.C. area!

Good timing!  Last week we explored the running/walking endurance abilities of the human body, and I listed some pretty amazing endurance feats.  As luck would have it, I heard about another feat that is ongoing and nearing our area over the next couple of days.  World Run II is a Europe – Africa – South America – North America continual run.  Check out the route, and the current live coverage which puts runner Jesper Olsen around Fredericksburg, VA as of last night.  World Run II is a sequel of the original World Run I which was an east-west around-the-world endurance run back in 2004-5.

I have traded emails with Jesper, and I would like to tag along for some miles with him this week, but circumstances are conspiring to make that tough.  He welcomes the company, so if any of you can make it out to Route 1 in the Woodbridge to Alexandria stretch over the next few days, keep on top of his progress and give it a go.  His moving pace looks to be around 9-10 minutes per mile.

He must have some great stories…

 

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