World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 45.0 km (Accumulated: 33369.0 km)
Elapsed time: 04:13:57
Start 10:20am., 16c, clear & light wind, at cross of Snow Hill Rd. & Hwy.15 in Hartsville. Finish 15:20pm., 22c, allmost clear & same, at cross of hwy.912 & hwy.15.
A Hill !! ;-)
- Normally a hill shouldnt be news and certainly no surprise to a long distance runner. But, after nearly 2000km of absolutely flat roads, from Key West, through Florida, Georgia and South Carolina state... It was a more than welcome sight when I about 25km into todays 45km run almost to my disbelief finally saw a little hill in the horizon. Then another hill and a coulple of small bumps' :-)
Despite all the challenges and other circurstances when doing these run's around the world then the daily terrain and nature actually play a huge role in the total 'motivation-strength' on any given day of the run !
Not since the 1500km of absolutely flat desert when running through the Nullabor in 2004-2005 in Australia and the likewise flat streatch through the Nasca desert last year in South America - has there been as flat streatches as this. And I have to say, the last month has also been a bit monotonous. But on the other hand its often just as much a question of keeping the eyes open and to avoid looking at any given landscape as "the same" just because it at a first glance looks a bit bland or wellknown !
For example today there were several small lakes where I spotted beavers, at one place busy building a dam of twigs and small branches (actually beavers are present in all lower 48 states in Usa). In other waterholes near the road I could see the shiny shields of turtles amongst the waterplants and resting in the grass on the shores. And as on other days there were eagles high in the sky a couple of times.
Actually South Carolina has deers, coyotes, racoons, bats, fox and black bears amongst others. And, ofcouse - snakes, as I painfully found out last week ;-) Though only 6 out of the 38 species are venemous. In the wetlands there are alligators as well, but I have no plans of getting to verify that !
In a few days I should reach North Carolina and with the spring coming now there should be good chances that there finally is a change in sourroundings ahead :-)