Joke of the day 6


Like I said earlier, our lap is 883 meters. And it happens very often when you want to go to the toilet you think you would better go after the next lap. It is a way to safe time. Yesterday Volodya told us a story about his 10-day race last year. On the next morning after finishing, he wakes up in his room and is going to go to the toilet. He goes to it, but passes right beside it and follows to the kitchen, then comes back to the room and then he finds himself thinking: “Ok, one more lap and then …” One more joke You may think that we only run here, but it is not true. We do a lot of things. For example, some armrestling. Yesterday when Pranab had his day-off, he came to the race (here it was better then at home anyway), I don’t remember why, but we decided to measure our strength, as it doesn’t take more than a minute. The timing was great, as we are not going to feel our arm muscles by the end of the race – only leg muscles will remain. After the race I won’t be able to do even one chin-up. Here, as the result, I defeated him with my right arm, and he beat me with his left arm. Our score was 1:1. So, tough guys were satisfied…

Day 5


The 5th day of the race, it’s 7.54 pm. It was raining heavily for hours since early morning, everything was wet everywhere: above, below, beside, inside – everywhere. It’s clear that doesn’t matter how many times you change your running shoes they will get wet in 5 minutes anyway. That’s why I have changed them only once. Later on at 7 pm, when it stopped raining, I changed them once again. My heel cord pain has gone. Let’s hope forever, at least for this race. When it rains, we should be more careful because wet shoes are heavier and add up load to tendons and cords. As the saying goes, we should hurry up slowly. I did not fly, but the day was more stable and I steadily came closer to my course speed. I am satisfied. Pavol has shin splints; he has been walking all day long. Ananda-Lahiri caught a cold. He walked the first part of the day though the rain, but now he is running. Pranab has his second day-off; he is recovering and dealing with his skin problems.

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Joke of the day 4


Here we have a real reservoir of treasures right under our feet. I cannot imagine what Prajal is doing, but he has already found three hand balls, just the onces Petya and sometimes Asprihanal have, a working Sony Erricson cellphone and a watch…

Day 4


Archived – click Post Title to view all. Today is the fourth day. It’s 19.11pm. It is the first day when I am feeling much better. Not a 100% great yet, but really better. So, I could do some running till 5 pm and then after a break I started walking again. It seems that the condition of my heel cord has become quite stable. Anyway it’s not getting worse. Pavel has shin splints, so he is walking. Pranab was not at the race till evening. Besides shin splints, he has skin blisters, probably as a reaction to the sun. But I think it is a part of another bigger problem, since the weather is not hot now and even cool in the morning. I suppose 10-12 degrees above 0; we are wearing sweatshirts. It is not very sunny, I‘d say it’s cloudy. And all these days he was wearing his white sun protective outfit while running. Today he had a medical appointment and had his traditional day-off. It has been for several years that he is lucky enough to have a day off when his rash kicks in. Soon after this he perfectly recovers, he gets back to the race and catches up. And it doesn’t prevent him from setting national records. So, we believe in him and we have got used to his stepping out for one day Shuprabha has been running in the Solumbra sun protective pants which block 99% of UV rays. Due to this find of Pranab’s, most runners have a great protection from the…

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