World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 26.0 km (Accumulated: 36565.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:35:45
Start 10:20am., 24c, almost clear & light wind, at brown sign "Salmon River Bridge" on hwy.1. Finish 13:25pm., 29c, clear & same, at sign "Tourist Information, Gander", at South end of Gander village, on hwy.1.
Another warm day, infact I'd be happy if we dont exceed more than the 29c of today for the rest of the run ;-)
- It is an odd thing about these cross-continent runs: as you slowly make your way around the world the body adapts in good pace to the various climates you pass through. This is the benefit of that it takes a very long time; to experiense our planet at the human body's own pace and capacity.
However, when the temperature occationaly changes rapidly... The struggle to cope with the new conditions are multiplied by the amount of fatigue and km's/continents that the body has been through already.
For example the intense heat of the Sahara Desert when running through Northern Africa (the world largest and warmest desert) in many ways felt less like a struggle than for example a day as today. The difference is that back then I was both more "fresh", having only about 9000km in the legs, and also the adaptation to the dry heat had been going on since the Middle-East part of the run and thus the body had about 4-5 months to slowly get used to the rising temperatures from 35c - 40c - 45c and finally the world run 2's max. of 53c in Sudan. On the other hand, now more than 25 000km of running later; a 'jump' of temperature to 29c quickly releases an avalance of 'complaints' from the tired body ;-))
It is good, that the finish line is beginning to draw close, on a run that has indeed been fantastic beyond what I could have expected - but also more challenging than I think my brain allowed me to comprehend even after two years of detailed research prior to the start in 2008.