May 3rd, 2016 (Day 16)
total distance completed: 50.00 km / 31.07 miles
start: about halfway between San Simeon, CA and Big Sur, CA; to the west of Los Padres National Forest
stop: Big Sur, CA
ran by: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
total distance achieved to date: 703.72 km / 437.27 miles
Hills, hills, and more hills: that was the theme of today. The scenery was breathtaking as we were directly along the coast but the road was winding and the hills abundant. Dave likes the hills as it keeps him engaged and works some different muscles, however the downhills aren’t easy on his joints and at the end of the day this terrain renders him pretty exhausted. Despite this he covered good distance and it continues to surprise me as he tends to get pretty distracted wanting to take photos of everything! We decided that sleeping in a little later than 6am tomorrow would be a good idea in order to give Dave some extra time to recuperate.