World Run II / Reports
The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 44.0 km (Accumulated: 993.0 km)
Elapsed time: 04:07:07
Start 8:34am. at Kauppahalli in Oulu City. 13c, rain and l. wind. Alt. 150m, 993hPa.
Finish14:00pm. At cross of Varalantie and Oluntie street in Temmes. 15c, light rain. Alt 175m, 992hPa.
Distance relativity !
- often people react to extreme ultraruns like world run one andtwo with comments along the lines of "It cant be possible" or "it must be extemely hard and painfull. I cant imagine how you can do it day by day..".
But in fact its not only possible, but also enjoyable and I do believe its a thing most long distance runners could do if they desire set their mind to it !
I'll try to explain why - then you judge for yourselves :-)
Running longer distances than a marathon on a daily basis is not a new thing. Since the 17.century there has on/off been 6-day runs in europe; from the early UK-days w. winning distances of up to 100miles/day !
The tradition still goes on: at the moment a 6day race is going on in Sweden - and - 3100mile race in NYC !! (see multidays.com).
The world record on 6day is nearly 180km/day. Comparedour 50km/day is relatively easy and coincidently the ratio between 100m pace & marathon pace records is about the same. And distance and difference perhaps also comparably. This is a very long-drawn kind of endurence a bit as the 3100mile in New York - where Finish Pekka Alto and german Wolfgang Schwerk are the world leaders :-)
Another illustration: Yesterday marathon runner Petri ran w. us. Today he intended to do 10km but he easily ran todays stage!