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: 31231.0 km)
Elapsed time: 04:00:12
Start 09:15am., 28c, overcast and no wind, at km-stone "140/45-11" on hwy. 45 North. Finish 14:56pm., 36c, humid, some clouds and light wind, at km-stone "31/45-13" on hwy. 45 N.
Just as yesterday a stage with very high humidity. Different runners have different strengths reg. weather, and I for sure am no humidity-runner !
Even though the extreme temperatures in the deserts during the world runs hasnt troubled me too much; the Australian Nullabor Desert in world run one w. 40-45c in average or the Sinai, Sahara and Atacama deserts in world run one with a max. of 53c in Southern Sahara - then you can add a bit of humidity to any mid-scale temperature... and I'll be struggeling immideately ;-)
Why exactly that I dont find it a problem w. very high temperatures, or even enjoy it, as long as its in a dry enviroment, and on the other hand am troubled by any kind of high-humidity weather, I dont really know. Only thing certain is that I anyday prefer 40c or even 45c in a dry desert over even 25c but with high humidity. So, at present its a bit of a challenge.
Christmas calendar, day 11:
Speaking of running enviroment then todays advice is to remember to seek up variation in the terrain you use for your daily running !
The body usually thrives by having different surfaces for the running. And it can often be a part of preventing over-use injuries in relation to heavy amounts of training km's to make sure that there is pleanty of different terrain. Static inputs are one of the 'best' ways to aim for injuries, both in the exercise elements of your training as well as in the surfaces and enviroments.
But apart from this - it usually has the benefit of also making the training more of a Joy when having pleanty of different terrain to conduct the running in.
Personally I moved 6-7 times during my two decades as a competetion runner back in Denmark; mostly different locations in- and on the outskirts of Copenhagen, but also the provinces and lately in Malmö Sweden - wich, although I am danish - has become one of my favorite places not only to do my training when home from world running, but also in general for living. What a Great Place :-))
... The sea only 10min's jogging away, big-city running (which also is an enjoyable variation) 5min's away, open farmlands virtually outside the doorstep and the deep dark forrests of Scandinavia about 1hours running away to be enjoyed on the longer training runs !
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: