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: 30.0 km (Accumulated: 17905.8 km)
Elapsed time: 02:59:19
Start 10:10am. at woodsign "EPC de Mbulaua -> 9km" at small side road on the EN1-hwy to Maputo. 26c, half o.c. and l. wind. Finish 13:46pm. At woodsign "Acampamento de Mucombezi -> 100m" ca. 20km N. of Inchope, on the EN1-hwy to Maputo. 34c, v. humid, cloudy/hazy and same.
Yesterdays restday (and safari !) helped in getting the legs fresher but the exhaustion still sits deep in the body. It will be needed to take minimum 2-3 short stages more in order to get the recovery from day to day working again. Though its a bit difficult to explain to the team and I begin to fear somewhat for the continuing of the run (they have travelled long to be part of the run here in Mozambique and want, understandably, to see longer distances -but while the first 10 000 - 12 000 km of a run like this can be relatively forgiving, the 'terrain' & balance of energy to continue is often a point where the carefullness of each stage/day matters. Thats probably why you dont see people get past the 20 000km mark in these types of runs and if I dont find out how to recover properly out of the present fatigue, taking a week or two w low km, and still keep the team happy :-), Im not going to see the other side of the 20 000km as the situation now is similar to the long struggle at 21- 23 000km across the Canadian praries in wr1.).
- The Positive is, that the terrain is amazing - rolling tropical hills w. semidry rivers through the valleys, friendly people and soon an option to stock up on food &water near Inchope :-)
[Nb: You can now access the LifePilot data direct without log-in from the main page ! Also the temporarely lost pic. from N. Mozambique should be avaliable.
Unfortunately I was only able to !get the gps-tracking function to work today so no pictures - at startup programparts needs to be downloaded and the live-picture element didnt load today or later on the stage. I hope we'll have it back working tomorrow.
Untill then mobilecam. pic& wittness is used as documentation.
For the South & N. American part of the run we are searching for an alternative gps & pic. -documentation method].