World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 52.0 km (Accumulated: 7560.0 km)
Elapsed time: 04:19:59
Country: Middle East
Start 08:58am, at km-marker 817-03/010 on rd.817. 8c, half overcast and l. wind. Finish 15:07pm, at Grand Hotel in Iskenderun .27c, humid and same.
- Yesterday I turned around a corner and am running due South. The Sinai Desert is 1000km ahead. Thats where I'llhold Christmas.
One shouldnt expect sudden changes 'by the turn of a corner' - they usually happen graduately both culture and nature; thats one of theJoys of the run - but today things do seem to have another caracter. A hint of Arabia ? :-)
A strong smell of coffebeans drying in the sun as I run into Iskenderun.
A hectic sometimes chaotic traffic w. cars & mopeds occationaly chosing the 'wrong direction'. Why bother to change side ;-) But allmost allways smiling & waving !
A man with a maschinegun and
dark deep sunglasses hails me halfway. In a deep voice w. a heavy accent: "Where are you going ? Antakya ?? Be carefull.. With the traffic and all.."
- I keep his advice in mind !!
A goatmarket streatched out 1km along the road. Goats and their salespersons in all shapes and sizes. Small children running around both. (see Live-pictures)
At the evening stroll I find a kebab stall w. an Colombian chef'. I get an extra layer of everything - w. spices that burn my lips off ;-)
Yesterday a tent behind a gasstation; today Grand Hotel w. 4 stars and all that comes with it.
Contrasts & Arabia ahead..
Todays calender tip:
An old classic: Streatching before & after run prevents injury and help recovery