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: 25.0 km (Accumulated: 21618.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:33:21
Country: Chile East
Start 13:20am., 14c, m. wind, l. rain. At green km-marker "KM 40" on the hwy. R-9, North of P. Arenas. Finish 16:37pm., 15c, strong wind and half overcast. At green km-marker "KM 15" on hwy. 255-CH towards Argentina.
Sun & logistics..
A short stage as we still try different strategies towards the surprisingly aggressive sunburns. Luckily the big swelling of the right hand after the strong sunburn on the first 43km stage (without sunblock) is almost gone but its still of some concearn as even with sunblock factor 50 and overcast - the sunburn accumulates during the running.
Today the test was a bit of white 'powder for babies' - as you can probably see on the startpicture ;-) And if this doesnt help I'll use the method from running across Siberia during the spring, summer and autumn of 2004: a thick layer of white toothpaste ...keeps you effectively blocked from sunburn and as a side-benefit make you smell fairly fresh the 1-3 weeks between places w. shower in the remote areas !
During the next approximately 5-7 days I begin to run into the open areas towards the Argentinian border region and we'll probably be out of data-signal range and perhaps also mobilephone-signal range for a few days. This means that the pictures for the daily reports (and in worst case the reports themselves) may be delayed untill we get back within signal range. Most likely near Rio Gallagos on the Argentinian side of the border.
But this also means tenting the next 4-5 days which I look very much forward to with its extra oppotunity to experience the fantastic nature down there in Patagonia !! It should also give much less hectic days after the stages than here in Punta Arenas where Jamie and I have had our base after the daily stages so far; buying supplies, preparing the car, getting the required legal papers etc. etc.
So; there should be time to begin writing the promised bits of history about this region of the world and some impressions of its culture and nature too :-)
On todays stage I by mistake reset the "endomondo" gps-application which I use for tracking the run live on-line - so when you click the live coverage and click my name you'll see two streatches for todays run. The first 6.5km, then a new 'track' starting right where the first ends, and then the last 19.1km of the stage. I'll try to be more carefull with where I place my fingers on the gps-device in the future ;-)
The exact route can be seen each step of the way via the gps-documentation system which transmits live as I run. In case of lack of transmission signal it will be uploaded automaticly when I reach carrier signal again.
When you click at the "live coverage" you need to further click on "jesper kenn olsen" in order to see the stages which has been completed if I am finished with the days running, since I am thus not transmitting live before the next day. The time you see at the live-coverage is the total time spend on that particular stage from the run starts to the finsh point (including time spend on reststops for food, water, navigation, local authorities, road safety etc.) where as the time at the top of this report is the "stopwatch time" which is excl. all stops.
The pictures from the stages will usually be uploaded in the evening but can be delayed depending on wether I have data-signal to transmit them. They will be displayed under each daily report when you click on "Reports" in the main meny and select the contry or continent I am currently running on. They are coded with the gps-location at which they are taken and their position will be displayed on the little map next to the report.
Besides giving an impression of the run, the gps-data and live-transmission is an essential part of documenting that the run is actually done running each step of the way across the continents.
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