Sunday, August 28, 2005

Day 11 and 12

Sorry about not posting yesterday, but I could not get service for the mobile phone. The day was good only 50K. I ran with 3 other runners which was good for the company, but I feel that I may have run faster than I should have. It is another beautiful town; very small with only about 300 people. The local children greeted us with cakes and asked for our autographs and took our photos. It was so nice.

Today was the grueling 77K. It was good for the first 40 miles but the last 9 were all very steep hills. I ran alone today because I knew it would be hard and I didn't want to go too fast, like I did yesterday. Wanted to do under 10 hours and I just made it with 9hr 55mins. Legs are holding steady, not getting any worse with the swelling. I think the swelling has actually gone down a bit. Several of us walked into town to get dinner, we found only one place open because of Sunday. Food was great, but I think I could eat almost anything at this point. The next 4 days will be slightly shorter runs with the last two days returning to the longer lengths to which I have become accustomed! I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, only 6 more days. This actually sounds achievable!!


Jesse said...

Great to know you are doing so well... Hang in there my friend!!! You got this in the bag!! 6 more days to the Mediterranean...

What a great adventure and a wonderful experience!!!

Take care,
Jesse Devlyn

Sai Machavarapu said...

Russell, you have achieved your G3 and are very close to your G2. Only 6 more days to go. I am sure you can do it. Everyone here is cheering you on. You are in our thoughts everyday.

Good luck.


Zack said...

we were stressing due to no post yesterday! good to hear you're well and still having wonderful experiences. you are an inspiration russ!

Val said...

So very proud of you, Russell!! Here's to a healthy homestretch. Can't wait to hear more about your adventure.