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: 39.0 km (Accumulated: 18360.8 km)
Elapsed time: 03:46:11
jStart 09:28am. at entry path to Mahunguarne village, ca. 4km S. of exit road to Vilancoulo, on the EN1-hwy to Maputo. 26c, cloudy and l. wind. Finish 15:31pm. At yellow village sign "Massique", on the EN1-hwy to Maputo. 33c, humid and same.
Fighting Spirit !
Reino showed strong Finland fighting spirit today as he despite a serious intestine infection insisted in walking untill reaching the end of the stage !
Louiz made sure Reino consulted a doctor yesterday and is getting treatment.
Personally I dont like to run on any kind of medication as I think that sport and medicineare two very different things (an example of what happens when its not, is perhaps the 'circus' of some parts of professional sports. Bicycling etc.)
Yet, that is easy to say. But difficult to stick to: I have just begun the malaria pills again after deciding not to take them last 6 months as it meansfilling the body w. too much chemicals.. After the heavy monsoon rains have begun the number of mosquitos & malaria risk has climbed and I'd raughter not have more encounters w. malaria ;-)
Still I do think there is a line between treatment and 'silencing' the body's signals - in extremesport unfortunately painkillers are sometimes beeing used (and I guess allowed to a certain extent) but in a sport where you very much depend on reading' your body's reactions correct - its a dangerous course that should be avoided ! And where you need that perception of your body the most, probably is when beginning inthe sport and at the other end of the scale, when adding ultrarunning on top of expeditions as here through Africa. In both situations you enter new terrain as far as your physical limits and you need a clear response & understanding.
Even though painkillers of any kind is banned here in wr1 & wr2 its no guarantee that the body response is read' correct. In Tanzania I tried to ignore an infected wound in the right arm, only to end up at an operation table/desk in Dar Es Salaam w. a friendly but cutting-happy doctor ! Should be a lesson to learn (and Im happy not having to figure out to write the reports w. left hand :-)
I sincerely hope Reino know this lesson better than I did !
[Nb: the L.P. documentation system didnt load its picture-module last ca. 20km of the run today, so no pic. at last part. Maybe due to weak gprs connection. But the live position tracking of the stage was transmittet ok]