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: 41.0 km (Accumulated: 31034.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:58:14
Start 09:17am., 25c, overcast & light wind, at km-stone "79/45-10" on hwy. 45 North. Finish 14:19pm., 37c, humid, cloudy & no wind, at km-stone "119/45-10" on hwy. 45 North.
A Big Loss.
Today the person who has provided me with the skills (apart from running), the curage and most of all the determination required to finish the first world run and embark on this second run around the world, died.
My grandmother, Elizabeth, passed away at age 95, after having been not only very active all the years but also an extreme inspiration with a will-power I have probably not met anywhere else.
Later I'll write more and upload the details of todays and yesterdays run as well as the Christmas calender. But for now, what I can do is honour her memory - without her and taking me on adventorous travels abroad from the moment I was old enough to walk, these world run's would not have been possible and I most likely would not even have had the idea or courage to embark on them, and much less be successfull at them.
Thank You for Everything ! :-))
As chance happens I passed the 31 000km mark today. Suitable as she showed similar grand scale in all she did; business, family, life !
Christmas calendar, day 6:
One of the more 'tiny' advices to give reguarding preventing running injuries is never the less important if you do a lot of km's in your training, and especially if much of it is on tarmac/paved roads:
Shift Side ! Freqvently and at best several times during each training session. It may seem like a minimal difference, wether you run on the right or left side of the road, but as most roads have a camber to drain off for example rainwater - it means that your right or left leg (whatever is on the 'outside' of the camber) will get a little 'overstreatch' for each landing and each push-off you make throughout your run. If its a long run, then only a few days like that can make the beginning of overuse and inflamation of the long tendons on the inside of your upper thigh, as well as the achilles tendon when its flexed and streatched diagonally/sideways instead of straight through' when you run on an even surface without a camber.
An example is that I about 2½ week ago to my surprise had a strong pain on the inside of the left leg - I couldnt figure out what was wrong; I was streatching, doing strength exercises, getting enough rest/sleep, eating fairly varied etc. etc. When I was out of ideas why this problem was appearing my friend from Australia, Phil Essam - himself an experiensed ultrarunner, asked if I was running on "one side only". Exactly ! I had for the last few days been very concearned with the traffic so I had without thinking of it kept to the left side of the road in order to face oncoming traffic - and thus... overstreatching the left leg.
The next day I alternated sides of the road every half hour or so, and the beginning injury was gone 12 hours later :-)