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: 32.0 km (Accumulated: 30869.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:43:02
Start 09:40am., 11c, mist and no wind, at km-stone "54/5006" on hwy. 50 to Bogota. Finish 12:45, 29c, humid, allmost overcast and light wind, at km-stone "02/5007" on hwy. 50 to Bogota.
After the peak of yesterdays run at 3.7km's altitude it was obviously a steep downhill stage I had ahead of me today. Surely this kept the pace fairly high but at the same time it was a bit 'punishing' for the legmuscles and knees as they worked overtime' breaking the speed in the hairpin turns to avoid slipping on the tarmac wet from the high humidity and thick clouds of mist.
The view's, just as on the dramatic uphill run amongst mudslides and broken pieces of road, was equally amazing today. But less dramatic; which I wont complain about :-)
At the end of the pictures there are a few impressions from the little colombian mountain-town Fresno where I will have base for two days while running up here in the Andes Mountains. A charming place like the other small villages up here where life seems to be lived in a very relaxed way with lots of time to greet a stranger running by or engage in long talks with my excellent supportdriver Alexander.
Christmas calender, day 2:
- todays entry in the injury prevention advice is a few examples of what to listen for, when listening to the body's signals as mentioned yesterday.
First of all its ofcourse a bit hard to put words on, as its in nature a non-verbal thing; but a hint would be that the first signs that an injury is on its way, and therefore to begin finding solutions (see next 22 entries of different solutions ;-), is a lack of enthusiasm for the daily training. It can be a feeling of drained energy or just un-wanting to get out and run; there is a thin line between this and lazyness but usually one is not in doubt wether its just the comfort-zone calling, or wether its a deeper lack of urge to get out the door'.
Very often this will be the bodys first sign that overtraining or injuries are on their way. If not followed up upon, the next signals may come a few days later; a tendency to prefer to end training-sessions early, to cut off a few km's or dragging' oneself through the last km's several days/training sessions in a row. A few days after that usually comes slight soreness in the area of injury (tendons, joints etc.), and if this signal also isnt respected and understood - the road is open for full scale injuries.
The way the body gives these early warnings a week or more before they become a serious problem differs a bit from runner to runner. So the main thing remains to train oneself in how to pick up on what signals the body gives, as its just as important the physical training itself.