Continuing on with my day-to-day diary account of my 1978 Cross America Run for The Jimmy Fund from June 11, 1978, to August 29, 1978, a total distance of 3,452 miles averaging 45 miles a day, done 40-years ago to the day…
Day 11 – June 21, 1978.
Miles run = 40.4.
Finish location – Frenchman, NV.
Weather – sunny, 85 to 100 degrees.
Comments: “Very hot today. I called Hal Goldstein on the phone but his secretary said he wasn’t in this week. Pulled the van over the side of the road and spent the night in the middle of the desert – literally! I feel great for having run this far. Say hi to all my running friends.”
Day 10 – June 20, 1978.
Miles run = 41.2.
Finish location – Fallon, NV.
Weather – sunny, 95 to 100 degrees!
Comments: “Today I entered the desert, officially. It climbed near 100 degrees today. Physically, my body is amazingly adjusting to the distance. I can’t believe I am running 1 ½ marathons a day for 80 consecutive days but if you spread it out over an entire day it is a little easier. Right now we are in a pizza parlor and the people have recognized me on TV and heard about it over the radio – they are giving us FREE pizza and beer! Nice to get a reception like this everywhere!”