World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 40.0 km (Accumulated: 26094.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:41:06
Country: Chile West
Start 10:17am., 18c, overcast and l.wind, at green roadsign "Bienvienido a Michilla" on hwy.1. Finish 15:06pm., 22c and same, at yellow tar-marker "149.100" on hwy.1.
... Not having proper runningshoes is definately a problem. Tthe ones I can get at the tiny sportshops here in Chile are good, but far from good enough for the distances beyound around 20-80km of running per week which most recreational shoes are designed for. There is a fair leap to the 200-400km per week during the world runs; and to continue for one to two years at a time ... ;-)
My shoessponsor, Ecco, though is pouring in a huge effort in Trying to get a shipment through to me, and I am sure that it eventually will work out. If not earlier than when I get closer to North America. This will be a little bit of 'painfull running' as there is around 4500km to 5000km left of running before I hopefully reach the tip of the South American continent. But we'll find a solution; it will just take a little more patience for me and those following the run as I may need to keep the daily distances at a safe level which without the 'heavy duty runningshoes' means a bit shorter than the 40km average of the last few days.
Its worth mentioning that I do have 1 pair of Ecco Biom runningshoes left - but I have to use them quite economically - as with a favorite piece of candy left for the amount of one year, perhaps, ;-) They have nearly 2000km of running in them and still holding up to my surprise, so I use them when I get too close to more serious injury and then once I in the safe-zone again, substitute them for the locally bourght shoes (for example Addidas) which eventually gives some injuries when beeing put to this "ultimate test" !