World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 21.0 km (Accumulated: 25031.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:05:10
Country: Chile West
Start 10:25am, 7c, overcast and no wind, at blue km-sign "km 453" on hwy.5. Finsh 12:54pm., 19c, clear and l.wind, at green roadsign "Tsunami Ruta de Evacuation... " at cross of Av. Francisco de Aguerre and hwy.5. in La Serena city.
The long and the short Run :-)
As I ran the short stage along the beachfront of La Serena I got surprised by suddenly seeing a huge flock of Chilean schoolchildren running the same direction ! It turned out that the city had a "childrens marathon" and thus there were hundreds of children sharing my road for 5-7km :-)
The distances might seem diffrent; the 40 000km of the world run two - and the 5 to 10km of the youth race in La Serena. Not as different though: in many ways running my first long distance runs also as a schoolboy back in the 1980'ties were far more challenging than my runs around the world !
Why ? Because as you gain more and more knowledge of the body and its capacity to grow you begin to understand that its the "beginnings" which are difficult - not the distance or time itself :-)