Posted: 21/01/2016 at 08:28
I think I'll rejoin this because I achieved 2198 miles in 2015 and I am still on a streak so I hope to be able to complete this year too. Mentally I'm thinking 10 km per day to reach 3650 km but this depends on a lot of extra distance in a long running holiday in July, so I'm already behind.
I use Fetch to follow progress so if I set the target to the km equivalent of 2016 it's 3244. I guess I'm going to have to count up until the year gets to the future, then I'm going to have to count down
176 km completed so far. Yesterday's run was in -14C because I'm in Norway. In the year 176 AD, Roman armies were returning after a successful war against the Parthians - they who were good archers on horseback who could fire an arrow over a shoulder while retreating, called a parthian shot.) When the armies got back they brought with them a plague that lasted to about 180 AD, now believed to be smallpox or measles. It became known as the Antonine plague, after the family name of the emperor, Marcus Aurelius, who died of it in 180 AD.