Third week recap of Mercury’s AT transit

#15  T  7/21 54.8 miles Craig Creek to Black Horse Gap  4am-12:10am       20:10   2.7 mph
#16 W 7/22 54.1 miles BH Gap to Punchbowl Crossing  5:05am-midnight 18:55    2.9 mph
#17 R 7/23  47.4 miles Punchbowl  to Reids Gap             4:35am-11:30pm   18.55    2.5 mph
#18 F 7/24  47.2 miles Reids Gap to Loft Mt. CG              3:57am-11:20pm   19:23    2.4 mph
#19 S 7/25  39.2 miles Loft Mt. CG to Hawksbill Gap     4:40am-8:30pm      15:50    2.5 mph
#20Su7/26 12.8 miles Hawksbill Gap to Thornton Gap 4am-11:15am            7:15   1.8 mph
#21 M 7/27 26.3 miles Thornton Gap to VA602                 4:15am-4:35pm      12:20   2.1 mph

After 21 days, Mercury covered 971.1 miles  a 46.2 mpd average
Due to reinjuring her left shin and not being able to run in order to recover, the woman’s endurance record is now 99.9% unattainable unless Mercury has a miraculous recovery.
We will set new goals and continue northward towards Katahdin.

Who is Mercury?

Liz Derstine, trail name “Mercury”, is a distance runner, endurance hiker, writer, and musician residing in Boston, MA. She holds fastest known times for women on the Appalachian Trail (supported, northbound), Long Trail (self-supported), and Pinhoti Trail (self-supported).

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