My long run this week only needed to be about 13mi, and knowing I would be in Romania I did a quick Segment Search on Strava to find where people were running in the area. I found a nice route not far from the hotel that seemed to offer the right distance and some good altitude. When I got out there, though, I had some trouble with my GPS watch and it wasn’t able to get enough signal to navigate the route. I decided to just start running and see where I ended up, and the GPS finally got a signal about an hour later. I probably only did about 8 miles instead of the 13, but I had a good time out there. The trails were well maintained (appeared to be mostly for mountain bikers) and there wasn’t anyone else out there.
This song is from a lesser-known Norwegian musician by the name of Savant. It’s a funky techno song that is catchy as hell, and I can’t get enough.
I had a nice week of training, although it was a bit of a deload week. Running in Romania was a real treat! I’ll be back in Cyprus next week.
Until next week!
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Brandon Chase is a writer, endurance athlete, and guide based in Maine. He is a former Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and spent nearly a decade overseas serving at embassies in Egypt, Cyprus, and Pakistan.
Along with a 98-day thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, he has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked the West Highland Way, fastpacked in the Himalayas, and trekked around New Zealand and South Africa. He also regularly competes in ultramarathons at the 50k, 50-mile, and 100-mile distances.