World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 30.0 km (Accumulated: 8219.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:41:24
Country: Middle East
Start 09:15am, at city sign "Daraa", 7km N. of Jordan border. 18c, allm. clear and l. wind. Finish 15:37pm, at exit to Al Husn city on rd35 to Amman. 22c and same.
Nb: 11:52am. passed Jordan border.
As you can see it took a long time to run a short way (30k). Notbecause of the border crossing - I had once again OUTSTANDING support by the Syrian runners who escorded me through customs and even ran w. me through the 3km 'no-mans land' connecting the border controls. And the Jordan passport controll stood ready w. maps, official greetings and a smiling "Wellcome tothe Kingdom of Jordan" !
- No; the delay was due to instant hospitality in Jordan :-))
I went to buy a phone simcard in Al-Ramtha 1km after the border... But was invited to lunch by the young owner. Taken to a small tour of town. Stopped by a bookstore on the way where an Imam giftet me a computergame (! I mentioned, while talking ab. culture & wr2, that I missed my occational reading and.. games. Since I couldnt carry the koran he insisted to gift me a game for my joy - "Beijing Olympics" :-)
So, it took a while before I was back to the phonestore and ran on. Two friends richer !!
But before all this I had a last Syrian-farewell w. mr. Mussa who also ran w. me yesterday and nearly continued w. me into Jordan and towards Africa - no inexperiensed runner: Barcelona Olympic participant and a 2.14h. mara. pb. :-)
Todays running advice:
Remember to allow yourself to have Ambitions in your training.