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In the 1 days ending Jun 23:

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  Run1 32:00 3.29(9:43) 5.3(6:02)
  Total1 32:00 3.29(9:43) 5.3(6:02)

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Thursday Jun 23 #

6 PM

Run 32:00 [3] 5.3 km (6:02 / km)

Early evening, a sunny mild summer evening in Copenhagen. Every piece of canal front filled with people evidently enjoying themselves (some, but by no means all, of the revelry being associated with Danish end-of-Year-12 celebrations). One of those evenings where it feels a joy to be alive and out taking the scene in (and something I haven't seen the likes of in the last 2 1/2 years - at home there were still lots of people on edge during summer).

Unfortunately, the run completely failed to live up to its setting, which sent me a message (again) that it often doesn't work out to do these things at the end of a long day. I was struggling with the back from the beginning and numerous stops failed to do much about it; on a less stubborn day I'd have called it a day much earlier. The rough destination was the area where the WMOC finals were in 2018, which was a good place for a run but it would have been better if I'd been running better.

(One of the reasons for the late run was that I'd discovered that my phone wasn't charging, and given that travelling without a functioning phone in 2022 is extremely difficult at best, I needed to get it fixed - fortunately staying near the main station also meant being in close proximity to places that can replace a phone charging port inside an hour).

After getting in on the ferry during the morning, my main outing for the day was to Roskilde, mainly to see the Viking ship museum (which was worth the trip), although I'll probably better remember the trip for my first of several encounters with the aforementioned Year 12s, mostly seen on the back of trucks dancing and wearing sailor's caps (not quite sure what this is about, but it seems pretty standard because I saw plenty in Copenhagen too). Most of the banners on the side of the trucks were probably in-jokes but there was one which I translated approximately as "If Trump can be President then 3A can be students". It was also obvious in both Copenhagen and Roskilde that both places will be seeing some Tour de France action in a week or so.

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