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: 40.0 km (Accumulated: 31116.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:58:12
Start 09:25am., 26c, overcast & no wind, at km-stone "26/45-11" on hwy. 45 North. Finish 14:24pm., 35c, half clear, very humid & no wind, at km-stone 66/45-11" on hwy. 45 N.
A another very humid stage, and it had its reason: After about 20km of running I passed a 7-10km long streatch of farmlands which were severely flooded. The situation is quite tough for the farmers and for sure not good for the lifestock grassing on the fields and in the forrests which is all under one meter water or more.
The areas hit by the flooding after the last days severe rainfall appears to be large, and if I understood the evening news in Colombian tv correctly, one of the cities I ran through about half a month ago, Buga (where I wrote the 30 000km report), has been hit both by flooding and mudslides and 148people killed or missing.
Heart-sqeezing as it was one of the many friendly Colombian cities I've passed through during my daily run; with beautifull ancient houses, people going peacefully about their daily business (far from the 'civil war' image I guess we have in European tv reg. Colombia) and often with a friendly and curious remark or question as to what this 'Running Gringo' is doing :-)
Christmas calendar, day 8:
Todays injury-prevention advice is a very general one, yet still an important key to avoiding injuries in relation to longdistance running:
- Plan Longterm !
The better you are at pointing out where your goals are several years in the future, the better chance you have at making a gradual and steady progress in your training across months, seasons and years. And this type of longterm-training, in my experiense, is not only a thing which will help prevent the many injuries which have their reason in too fast increase in training amount (km's) or training intensity (pace) - but also will make you a more successfull runner as long term efforts in training usually is the way to reach your full potintial !
NB: The reports are a bit delayed at present since the internet/wi-fi connections are long between out here on a remote 300km streatch of the highway. But who can blame the locals for having other worries than wi-fi and computers !! I'll try to catch up within a few days as I should begin to reach more populated areas and the daily distances will be posted a bit more up-to-date via the endomondo gps-tracker I run with to document the run: