Day 2 – The Journey – Jan. 1, 2019

Day 2 of the journey started out a little late in the day.  After being tired from Day 1, and revelling in the spirit of the new year, I managed to sleep in (wake up late).

Then I snacked.

Then I napped.

Needless to say, by the time I got around to rowing the first leg of my daily travels, it was a little late in the afternoon, and I was running behind.  Within the first 1,000 meters, I knew that I was going to face an upstream battle, and that my arms were going to be fighting me the whole way.  I also knew that my dead arms would make victory even more sweet.

So I pressed on.

I ended up rowing 6 intervals of 1,000 meters, with 1-1/2 minute rest breaks….but evidently, the break after 5,000 meters ran a little long, and my PM3 monitor on my rower re-set to zero.  I was able to get the data, but had to complete the last 1,000 meters as a “separate” row.  I need to try and figure out how to set-up my monitor better.

With Part 1 in the books, I ate dinner, played with my son, and went for a 1 mile run.  You see, I talked myself into running a wellness challenge for myself and my friends, that required me to walk/run a mile, as fast as I could.  I didn’t want to do it, but at 9:45 PM, I stepped outside into the cool air…and ran my fastest mile yet.

Afterward, I had to get the last 6,000 meters knocked out, which suffered the same timeout issue as Part 1, but I did throw in some 500 meters intervals near the end.

It was a tough day, but mostly because I planned my day poorly.  I finished, though, so the day was a success.

Here are the pictures from my Day 2 travels.


Day 2 Route_Actual
This was the route I took for Day 2, from the island of Steilene, in the Oslofjord inlet, to Nordre Håøya island.
Day 2 Start
My starting point of Day 2, the northern tip of Steilene Island.

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This is a slide show of the close-ups I took of the route I travelled on Day 2,  10 in total.

Day 2 End
This was my ending point for Day 2, the western side of Nordre Håøya island.  I am mindful of the areas where I “make camp”, as I want the areas to be realistically easy for me to dock for the evenings, move to and from the coast, and also, forage for supplies should it be warranted.

At the end of Day 2, I have travelled the following measures:

Distance:  24,092 meters

Time:  1 hour, 55 minutes, and 20.2 seconds

Follow along on my Instagram site, to see the times and breakdowns of my rowing distances.  I will also be sharing some videos and other photos over there.

Appreciate any comments!  Feel free to share with anyone who might be interested in my challenge!



Published by Viking Mike

Just a dude trying to get to Valhalla while raising a good lil' Viking.

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