Ultrarunner | Transe Gaule 2005, Deutschlandlauf 2007, Trans Europe 2009, Baltic Run 2010, M2M Ireland 2011, Ultra Trace St Jacques 2012, Orléans-Océan 2012 and 2013, Étoile Savoyarde 2014 and 2016
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Stage 18 - Nassereith
"Only" a 38 mile day today, but dominated by a 7 mile climb over the Reissepass. Here's a photo of second place runner René Strossny actually running up it! At a brisk walk, it took the rest of us mere mortals 2 hours to get to the summit at over 5000 ft.
Several quicker folks had issues today with shin splints - very painful swelling in the shins - caused by the long, steep descents. My cautious pace downhill has helped me avoid them completely. Now if only I could get rid of this cold...
Tomorrow we reach Germany, and pass through beautiful places like Füssen that Claire and I have visited before. But 30 more Austrian miles to go before we reach the border.