World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 10.0 km (Accumulated: 34866.0 km)
Elapsed time: 01:03:53
Start 11:05am., 16c, allmost clear & light wind, at "Greenleaf Inn" on 141 State Street in Newbury Port, approx. half a km after mile-marker "80" on hwy.1. Finish 12:20, 18c & same, at mile-marker "0.4" on hwy.1 in Seabrook, half a km after mile-marker "86" on hwy1 and the state border to New Hampshire.
Time for a few easy days :-))
Today it was a brief 10km and thus it was much easier to keep the pace fairly ok despite the backpack, compared to yesterdays much too slow jogg/shuffle for 25 rough km's.
I've had a chance to weight the backpack and it turned out to be 'on the wrong side' of 20kg's, so perhaps no surprise that it was a bit of a hassle to run with it. But now I've arrived at a friendly motel in the little village of Seabrook and I'll give myself 3-4 days of rest untill my good support-driver from back in Chile in South America, Alex Hamlin, comes to drive supplies and do a little documentation filming.
He should be here the 12.th. where I then can ressume the run again. When having to take a few days 'out' of the run then its definately not the worst place: The Phoenicia Motor Inn coincidently turned out to both be one of most economical and yet most friendly places to stay on my long run from Key West in Florida to here. The staff had prepared an excellent room for me with all I'd need for a few days "holiday" and recovery !! Thank You :-))
But also in ways of motivation its probably a good thing. Despite beeing so very close to the finish; there is only about 2500km's or two months of running left, when comparing with the past 34 000km or the part running across Africa and South America - then I have not struggled more with the motivation since the difficult days in East Africa ! Oddly; since the body apart from the wear from the backpack is holding up surprisingly well. But it could be the years away from home that it compounding now. Or the effect that the terrain the last month or so reminds me a lot of Scandinavia - so it feels like I, in ways of sourrouding nature, am running at home. Yet I ofcouse am not home and havent been since the brief visit at my Fathers funeral about a year ago.
But I'll use these 3-4 days at the little motel to look forward and build the determination for the last push forward' towards the finish line !
And I want to meanwhile send a Huge Thank You to those that has supported me via email etc. during this little "battle within the battle" :-)) It means a lot to me as this kind of running is not only done by having the right background for it, determination, planning and sponsors. But also by the positive input that comes from fellow runners and people who follow the run !