START: Wilbur Dam Rd. 4:14am
FINISH: VA 601 (Beech Mt. Rd.) 10:20pm
56 miles 18:06 3.1 mph
487.4 total miles 48.7 mpd
The ‘extra’ sleep seemed to help. Mercury ran for the first time in about seven days and walked without a hiking pole.
This was her best day since day #2 and we hope she can keep it up.
She put North Carolina in her ‘rear-view’ mirror on her 8th day out and put Tennessee in a similar spot this afternoon. Hopefully, during the next ten day period, Mercury’s daily average will be in the low to mid-50s,
Three states down, eleven more to go!
Onward through Virgina!