DAY 4 — MEDFORD, OR, TO MEDFORD, MA

Continuing on with my day-to-day account (mailed one of these cards home every day) of my 1978 Cross America Run from June 11, 1978, to August 29, 1978, a total distance of 3,452 miles averaging 45 miles a day…

Day 4 – June 14, 1978.
Miles run = 45.
Finish location – Canby, CA.
Weather – 70 to 80 degrees.

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Comments:  “Stayed the night in a small campsite…we were the only ones there. Lonely but pretty country. I’ve been averaging 7-minute miles and doing about 25 miles in 4 hours in the morning and the last 15 or so real easy in the afternoon. My quads are tight but what do you expect after running 40-miles a day! We are in no-wheres-ville!!

 Phone booth – only way to communicate back home then.  Ran from phone booth to phone booth.

Phone booth – only way to communicate back home then.  Ran from phone booth to phone booth.

 American flag – wore this on my shorts the entire way along with four religious medals my mother gave me, one even blessed by the Pope!

American flag – wore this on my shorts the entire way along with four religious medals my mother gave me, one even blessed by the Pope!

 Pro Specs – my sponsor so I had to wear their shoes, which I had never worn until I took my first step on this run!! They were so stiff that my dad used a saw to cut grooves in the bottom of the shoes so they would bend for me!

Pro Specs – my sponsor so I had to wear their shoes, which I had never worn until I took my first step on this run!! They were so stiff that my dad used a saw to cut grooves in the bottom of the shoes so they would bend for me!