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Tim del Norte

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I am planning on running the Camino Frances in 12 days starting on the 15/10/2019. I plan to meet my wife at Santiago de Compostela and then walk to the end of the work over 4 days.

Anyone else going to on the route then?

I am enjoying the training and getting ready to run the Camino Frances. I plan to do several blog posts about my training and equipment that I will be carrying.

As for what I learn from running rather than walking the route I am not sure. But I do feel called to run the route.
 

NualaOC

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A few and hopefully lots more. See signature.
Buen Camino, Tim. There are quite a few threads here about running the Camino - you'll find lots of useful information and advice if you put 'running' in the search box (top right of the page).

12 days will be quite a challenge, though! Wishing you well with it.
 

Dorpie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia 2013
Camino Frances May 2015, July 2017, October 2019
Wow, 12 days that's impressive, I'm exhausted just thinking about it. I may well be on camino then, I'll be the one eating your dust!

Buen Camino,

Rob.
 

Tim del Norte

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte
For some reason I feel called to run the Camino this time. Next time I am hoping I am called to walk :)
 

NorthernLight

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
Aragonese & Frances 2016
Burgos to Muxia 2017
Your reasons are your reasons. You don't have to explain them to anyone other than your wife.

I'm curious how much weight you'll be carrying.
 

Tim del Norte

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte
Your reasons are your reasons. You don't have to explain them to anyone other than your wife.

I'm curious how much weight you'll be carrying.
My next blog article will cover that topic.

But I will be carrying a 20 litre running pack. Two pairs of socks, pants, shirts. At least 1 litre of water. A good quality survival bag to act as a lightweight sleeping bag if required, Water proof pants, water top and merino wool top. Snacks and food. Sports towel and soap.

I was originally planning to stay in albergues but after speaking to other people I think I might be better to stay in guest houses that have beading and towels. Also means I get a better nights sleep and can be flexible what time I get there and pre book.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
I was originally planning to stay in albergues but after speaking to other people I think I might be better to stay in guest houses that have beading and towels. Also means I get a better nights sleep and can be flexible what time I get there and pre book.
That sounds like a good plan with the way you will be doing the Camino. I imagine that you will need a very good rest each night after running more than a marathon every day
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances
SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia, May 2016
C. Frances, Sept 2017
Camino Portugues, June 2019
I used to be a distance runner, many years ago. It occurred to me - while walking it - that running the Camino would be totally doable and enjoyable for somebody in shape to do it. Have fun and tell us how it goes!
 

Mark T17

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Kumano Kodo 2012
Frances Sept 2017 (bike)
I love running and have completed a few half marathons over reasonably flat terrain, but if you start in SJPDP then you need to average more than 60km per day. I did it in 12 days on a bike when I was afforded the luxury of coasting down a few hills, I cant imagine what it would be like to run it with a pack! Good luck !!!
 

AlexanderAZ

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2017 (Sept/Oct): CF: SJPdP-->Fisterra-->Muxia (solo)
2019 (late Sept): CF: SJPdP-->Leon (honeymoon!)
I know someone who successfully ran from SJPdP to SdC in 14 days. You didn’t say where you were starting. Everyone has their own Camino and I wish you well on your’s.
 

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