World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 45.0 km (Accumulated: 16672.8 km)
Elapsed time: 04:28:16
Start 08:50am. at Rio Lurio, at bridge-plate "Rio Lurio" at S. end of bridge on the hwy to Maputo. 26c, v. humid, cloudy andl. wind. Finish 14:34pm. At Mozambique flagpost at PDD NANTACA, at Nantaca village on the hwy to Maputo. 37c, same and no wind.
Slowly getting there:-)
.. Today the daily distance was once again raised to inch my way towards hopefully get a chance of getting near the old ave. of 50km/day (East Africa; deceases and survival while running there has taken a lot out of me and put me on 30-40km per day to get through in fairly ok health - trying to stock up force for the 2 remaining continents and last 20 000km).
In a few days I'll have a go' at 50km - a distance wich impresses no ultrarunner ;-) - butheat and steambath-like humidity here in elseway Friendly Mozambique and the loss of part of the physical confidence after a fair share of tropical deceases en route' .. has made the territory beyond 40-45km a day seem slightly worrying. Strange, as earlier, in Europe and the Middle-East, I didnt have major problems w. the occational 60, 70, 80 or 90km stage, and likewise in world run one. But I guess it shows how much confidence matters in extremerunning. And not least when doing it under extreme conditions ;-)
... There's 'homework' to be done in that area after each stage the next couple of months, I expect :-)
Other work being done is the preparation for Reino's rejoining the run for 1,5months here in Mozambique. Antonius Klaus has done great in finding both a good veichle & a driver for when he arrives !
Meanwhile Chaia is providing Excellent support-driving up to Nampula where we'll meet up w. Reino and have a change of guards' as Sarah returns to Australia.
Indeed things seems to be working out in Mozambique wich so far has turned out to be a very positive experience as opposed to Phil Essams and my logistical concearns :-)