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: 30.0 km (Accumulated: 31408.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:47:02
Start 09:50am., 23c, overcast & light wind, at km-stone "86/4514" on hwy. 45 North. Finish 13:39pm., 34c, very humid, a few clouds & no wind, at km-stone "16/4515" on hwy. 45 N.
On the cutting edge' ?
One can't say that I put in an impressive amount of km's at todays stage; so in that sense its definately not 'the cutting edge'. Perhaps beeing in the "beyond 30 000km" zone here in world run two could qualify. But, there's something else wich is much more cutting' here: The humidity and the running tights. And the thing that's beeing cut - is the skin on the inside of the legs. A nice cut for each and every running step the last 7days.
- More than a week with extreme humidity after an unusual heavy rainfall here in Central Colombia (causing severe floodings and mudslides, unfortunately killing people in the villages worst affected) has had the tiny but unpleasant side-effect that no matter what I try of shorts, tights etc.... The 'cutting' goes on from start to finish. Its a minor thing, and for sure it doesnt pose a treat to the run as with an ordinary injury, and even more - its utterly ridicilous compared w. the price the farmers and people in the rural areas has paid in discomfort due to the floodings. But; hmm... I cant say that it brings much extra enjoyment to the run ;-) Only thing more painfull than this in my view is going to the dentist, wich I definately am avoiding on this world run ! Atleast untill there is so few teeth left that there cant possibly be much pain to inflict from drilling and filling' the remaining teeth ;-)
Christmas calendar, day 16:
Todays injury-prevention advice is: To stay on the cutting edge of training litterature :-) There is a lot to be picked up both on efficient training itself, but to full measure also a lot to gain from reading the more scientific approach to injury-prevention and how to treat injuries ! This "christmas calendar" here in world run two, ofcourse is seen from the practical point of view and based on the experiense wich accumulates over the years and km's since the 1980'ties, but its important to always try to stay updated w. the theory - because once you start to think "I know it all" and begin to let go' of the curiosity to see what's new; that's probably when you begin to loose your edge as a runner !
(Its hard not to mention Arthur Lydiard when mentioning training litterature. His training theories, although more than 40years old now, In my oppinion offers some of the best basic training advice and theory wich is to be found. Its tough 'work' for sure and a lot of much more advanced methods has emerged since then, especially in relation to the intensive elements in endurence training. But still very inspiring. Though - as injury prevention its not the obvious place to look; few training regimes' are as heavy in km-amount as his were !).