World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 34.0 km (Accumulated: 13273.8 km)
Elapsed time: 03:07:06
Start 10:57am., at km-marker 239 on the main rd. from Addis Abeba to Moyale/Kenya. 13c, overcast w. rain and l. wind. Finish 14:54pm., at "Debub Ethiopia College of Teacher Education in Awash city, 1km after km-marker 272 on the main rd. from Addis Abeba to Moyale/Kenya. 34c,half overcast and same.
At the moment my good supply driver Tommy 'the gun' and I are trying to troubleshoot why Im getting more tired than usual the last couple of weeks - surprisingly it seems that getting more fat (preferably chocolate ;-) in the 'diet' is what helps most !!
- in extremerunning you get much more of your energy from fat than on shorter distances where carbohydrates are the main source; an average long dist. runner will allmost only encounter a signifikant fatburning zone when reaching "the wall" on marathon (as ultrarunners/extremerunners its a daily routine ;-) .
Other factors in the increased fatigue could be the altitude of 1500m to 2000m, illness, the bulk of 13000km, the stress of ethiopia or lack of protein inthe food - or in worst case, lack of motivation !