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: 33120.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:42:11
Start 10:10am., 17c, rain and no wind, at cross of rural road S27-87 & Tom Stanley Trail. Finish 15:00pm., 21c, light rain and same, at green city-sign "Hendersonville" on hwy. 17.
On the south state roads...
As you can see from todays pictures the run went through some very rural and remote areas. The highway 17 that I have been running on for the last week intersected with the Interstate I95 and for about 10miles I wasnt allowed to run on it. After the lucky 'sprint' the 3½ miles across the bridge out of Savannah a few days back I decided to do the safe thing and find a road wich bypassed the Interstate highway so I wouldnt have to worry about having conversations with the highway patrols ;-)
It actually turned out to be a quite enjoyable run along the "Old Possum Road" wich parrallel's the Interstate highway some miles into the forrests and swamp areas. At midway I noticed that there wasnt the usual problems with the knees so I went for a 40km to begin getting the distances back to normal again. Despite the heavy rain it was a trill to feel that both the legs and the body seems to be on its way back to usual strength :-) The struggeling during the last week was by the way balanced by some very good emails from people here in the USA and back in Europe and South Africa - it can be easy to loose sight of the big perspective and the long term goals when things is 'a battle' from day to day so it was much appreciated with the feedback !!
Also Morten, my supportdriver, put in a good effort on a day where it must have taken an extra amount of patience to be confined to sit and wait in the supportcar every 2miles in case I needed some extra warm clothes to keep the knees Ok and avoid the injuries coming back. It appears that the main reason for the problem was the rapid change to colder weather during the last 8days, so I try to put extra focus on keeping the knees and tendons from getting too cold during the longer stages untill the body has adapted to one more change in climate.
The reports from the last 3 days will be uploaded soon. The motel where we have set up base doesnt have wifi/internetaccess so I have to drive over to a nearby McDonalds and use their wifi-connection to upload the report and pictures. Not too good for the weight eighter, I can guarantee ;-)
NB: There were some problems with the phone and gps in the heavy rain and the endomondo-system shut down at 35km's and I first could get it to restart at 38km, so there is 3km's without gps-track. The gps-coded pictures worked all the way though, so you will still have the track online along with the report. (The endomondo-system often is the weakest link in the products I use during this run, but also its ofcourse more sensitive equitpment than for example the shoes, clothes, stopwatches etc. Still, it has given trouble 3 times this month so a bit of a pestilence when there is pleanty of other things to use the energy on ;-) I'll see if I can find out if there is something techincal that can be optimized with it :-)