Day 16, gallery

Joke of the day 16

Today I noticed that Asprihanal has bites on his legs and I asked what had happened. Asprihanal answered that some like Chinese food, others – Finish. These are my mosquitoes. I was surprised what they had found to bite, Asprihanal you are so thin! He replies: “They simply have no choice” :-)))

Day 16

 It’s 8 am of Day 16. I just reached the 900 miles mark. To be honest, these miles are seen only on the board. A few days Ago, Ashrihanal reached 1000 miles. Now he has over 1,100 miles. Grahak reached the 1,000 split yesterday. Pyotr did it today.  All of them had personal bests. So, we are having a very good race. Yesterday was Sunday which means more people around, more noise, more everything… Rugby was played on one field, basketball on the other, people kept coming… I did 65 miles which was rather easy. Surprisingly the day went smoothly. It was tough only from 5pm to 7pm. Volodya said later that he was also having a hard time. It felt as if something had tightened up. The weather forecast for today is 27-30 C. It’s the third consecutive day we have gotten no rain. It’s sunny. A real summer!

Day 15 gallery

Day 15, pictures

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Day 14

Archived – click Post Title to view all. Day 14 is coming to a close. It’s 10:09 pm. I have 6,5 laps left. The day has been OK. AT times I felt waves of exhaustion especially towards evening, but somehow in the wave-like way, I ended up running. It was really hard to run after a 6pm break, but I managed to… I am happy that my daily mileage has been over 60 lately. I guess after the race is over, I’ll be marveling at how it is possible to run 100 km a day, to have 5 hours of sleep and to feel happy and absolutely alive. Now it doesn’t seem impossible, it seems very… natural. I realize all too well that it’s not about my physical stamina and running capacities. It’s about the flow and special energy circulating here. I am so happy to be a little receptive to it. Everybody is running surprisingly well today. Even Purna-Samarpan whose feet are getting better. He is a hard nut who doesn’t give up easily. He has completed 4 Ironman Triathlons. It’s no joke to swim for 3,5 km, then to ride a bike for 108 km and to finish with a marathon (42 km). The last time was his personal best – 12,5 hours. He was so exhausted that doctors had to give him sodium chloride injections. Pranab had to be disqualified for medical reasons. There’s nothing doing. Everything happens for a reason. Before the start, he was very nervous. Something must be going on. Volodya Balatsky seems to have been born at the 3,100-mile race: he feels so comfortable here and runs well. Today is the 25th anniversary…

Day 14, gallery