He's a week into his epic bid to run across America. Patrick Sweeney has so far clocked up 7 marathons – there's only another 113 to go! Below he gives us a little update on progress so far:
“The race is going great! The weather has been sunny and relatively warm. I am enjoying the company of my teammates. 3,000 miles (approx 5,000km) is quite a long race! The brain wants to do it but the body after the first 130 miles in five days has yet to find a groove.
“It's interesting trying to figure out how hard I can push without injuring myself. So far I have been taking it a little slower than I want to but I think it is smart to ease into this.”
Patrick's marathon times have so far ranged from 4h 22m to 5h 15m.
He adds: “The vibe of the event is much more of an adventure than a race. I look forward to each day's run and all the experiences ahead of me. My Ambit3 has already kept me from getting lost more than once and I am very thankful to have it!”
We'll be giving regular updates on Patrick's progress. Stay tuned to find out more.