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: 31295.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:10:20
Start 09:00am., 22c, light rain & light wind, at km-stone "63/45-13" on hwy.45 North. Finish 12:58, 26c, allmost overcast & light wind, at km-stone "4/45-14" on hwy. 45 North.
Support-car trouble... again.
At the 32km mark the support-car was overheating more than usual (in the very humid and hot climate its not unusual w. a bit of overheating; just as with the runner ;-) and it turned out that the plastic on the cooling-fan in the engine had melted. No more running today if I wanted to be able to return to the hotel in nearby Saint Antonio - which I very much did... since the hotel has aircondition ;-))
I have lost count of how many times the supportcars have broken down during the South American part of world run two - but it must be somewhere between 10 and 20 times. I guess it says its part about just how hilly/mountanious and hot/humid this continent is ! But at the same time: One of the best and most stunning continents to experiense in its totality, running step by running step; and support-car breakdown by support-car breakdown :-)
Christmas calendar, day 13:
Todays advice on avoiding injuries may be a very obvious one, but nevertheless: Often the deep fatigues wich sometimes sets in after several days of hard training is the first warning of injuries beginning to develop.
Ofcourse its important to distinguish between the normal tiredness/fatigue after a long or fast trainingsession or a few hard days, and the more critical long-term tiredness wich takes more time to build up, but also much longer to recover from. In many cases it is one of the body's first signals to you that you need to 'back off' a little bit. Perhaps not for more than a few days, just to let it get a chance to fully recover from the training-pressure you are putting on it. If this is not done, the next step may be injuries etc. where the body more effectively tells you that you are in a zone of over-use !
... Today the supportcar made sure of that I followed this advice myself after also a short run yesterday ;-)