"On Sept 11, 2019, I will begin a run across the United States of America from San Francisco to New York. My run is driven by gratitude for the beauty of this country, and the freedom it affords to dream big, work hard, and achieve goals. I will post daily updates [on Facebook], and more substantive reflections at http://www.runjennyrun.com, so please subscribe to both!
[I will be] following largely the same route as the current FKT holder Pete Kostelnick (https://share.garmin.com/peterkostelnick, with a few minor variations). I'm attempting a supported FKT, like Pete. I've been in touch with Pete about this directly, and also with Sandra Villines who holds the female supported SF-to-NY FKT of 54 days & change."
Jenny is a 3 time National Champion at the 24 Hour run, with a best of 142.07 miles, and a professor of physics at Harvard University.
Day 1 (9/11): Started SF City Hall about 5:00am , stopped at Mountain House (just north of I-580 exit 65)
Day 2 (9/12): to Crimea House (Hwy 59, just past Keystone)
Day 3 (9/13): to Siesta Lake on Tioga Pass Rd (Yosemite)
Day 4 (9/14): to Hwy 120, SE of Mono Lake, approx 234 miles ?
Day 5 (9/15): ended at US Hwy 6 about 10 miles east of Basalt, NV (55 miles for the day)
Day 6 (9/16): ended a bit past Tonopah, NV (about 59 miles)
Day 7 (9/17): "... and on the seventh day, she rested. I walked 20 miles today, and made a tough decision to take the rest of the afternoon to ice a sore shin after a lot of descending over the last few days. I am optimistic that an afternoon off will give me time to recover, make some more efficient routines & plans for the rest of the trip, and start early with full energy & enthusiasm tomorrow! Nevada desert is beautiful, sort of moon-like, but lots of little yellow flowers and lizards. No trees today, though. Thanks again to everybody for encouraging messages!"