To the start on the running track a group of runners accompanies me, which gradually becomes smaller. The thermometer rises to 34°C – still pleasant for me. I need 3 days to run out of the greater los Angeles area. When I get up after a break, every single muscle hurts, but after 5 days the muscles have gotten used to my daily routine and I run 50 kilometers per day without pain.
Along the planned route several huge forest fires rage. I change the route to avoid the fires and escape in the Mojave Desert along the Interstate in case of emergency. The thermometer rises to 46° C during the day.