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: 31513.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:51:10
Start 09:00am., 27c, almost clear & light wind, at km-stone "81/4515" on hwy. 45 North. Finish 14:35pm., 41c, humid, a few clouds & no wind, at km-stone "33/4901" on hwy. 49.
On better roads... :-))
After about 10km's running there were a fork in the road, I turned right onto road 49' in direction North-East towards South America's northernmost point, wich I hope to reach in about 8-9 days if all goes well.
But what a change ! After two fairly tough weeks, with the 'thunder' of heavy truck convoys in my ears nearly every minute of the time spend running; not much space to run on at the side of the highway and usually a couple of dangerous situations each day. Not due to security in Colombia, because that has been a huge positive surprise, but because of very dangerous driving by busses and trucks.
Now its suddenly SILENCE ! Nature :-) Sceneries of beauty, with looks into a vast horizon with the lower Andes mountains as background; patches of dense jungle; small villages where people seems to have all the time in the world to greet a tired world runner and ask curious questions :-)
If you have time, please take a minute or two to look at the pictures from todays stage: In my oppinion they do Colombia far more justice than the pictures from the days and weeks running along the dusty polluted highway 45North...
NB: You can as usual see the entire gps-tracking of the run at www.endomondo.com/workouts/31709470
Christmas calendar, day 19:
Todays advice in relation to preventing running injuries is a bit of a peculiar one: Take smaller steps ! The logic behind this is that the shorter steps you take, the less impact you have in each 'landing'; and the landing impact is one of the main sources of injuries. Ofcourse, taking smaller steps almost with certainty means a bit slower pace, but, that on the other hand gives you more time to appreciate the surroundings where ever you are running :-)