World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 21.0 km (Accumulated: 33583.0 km)
Elapsed time: 01:58:27
Start 10:30am., 19c, clear & light wind, at cross of Swarthmore Rd. & Garett Rd in Durham. Finish 12:38, 25c, ˝clear & same, at cross of Mickey Cir. & Hwy.501.
Durham - the Bermuda triangle of distance running ? ;-)
A stage where I started out with a plan of doing 40km but.. ended up with 21km instead. Ofcouse one explanation could be that I was just tired, yet with only 20km yesterday that doesnt really count. No, both for me and my good support-driver Morten Durham to our surprise turned out to be one of the more difficult cities and areas to navigate through. Like a 'runners Bermuda triangle' the gps in the support-car said one thing, the maps another; and my maps a third thing ;-) After 21km we were solidly in doubt if I was at all running on the right road or even the correct direction towards the next big city, Richmond in Verginia.
To make matter even more fun' the traffic the last 5-10km was one of those East-coast horror-experienses ;-) No room next to the road and while many drivers are polite and tries to give room when I have no alternative than to run on the white stripe itself, then every once in a while there comes cars swerving out to the side when they pass by - an unpleasant mentality to put it fairly polite ;-)
So, even 21km ended up feeling like a lot more than it was. Nothing to do about that, except to have a better look at the maps off&online and continue, hopefully with a longer run tomorrow !
Also, I have to add that while the traffic is a bit unpleasant in these parts then there has been very kind help from runners up the road'; especially a runner from Richmond has helped set up a dentist appointment once I get to those parts of the contry. A thing very sorely needed for sure :-)