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RacingThePlanet: Ecuador 2015 Blogs

Stage 5
02-Aug-2015 02:50:47 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Day 5 done! The long march was long and ended up shuffling in to camp with the head torch on finishing just under 10 hours. Fantastic views of the cloud forest today as we covered 62km and came down from last night’s camp at 3400 metres to tonight’s camp at 860 metres. Long story short, I have now got the knees of a 90 year old from steep downhill shuffling for 30km. but it’s pretty much done! We have a day of rest tomorrow (some people are still out on the course and its 10.30pm) and then 10km ‘celebratory’ shuffle on Saturday. Almost there!

Ben
Energy: 5/10 the week has caught up with me and I am feeling tired now.
Feet: 4/10 I lost the battle but won the war. Didn’t bother me too much today and felt really good, however after taking my trainers off they are not happy feet. Off to the local stream to kill the fish when I wash them tomorrow.
Unusual incident: Running down the steepest trail for hours and hitting the flat to find one of my knees no longer bends. Oscar the poles became more crutch like after that for the last 6km. Also shuffling with Stan the man again for a lot of the day, stopping after 50km at a check point and the legend that is Stan pulls a strawberry jelly out of his back pack and offers it to me…I let him off not having any ice cream in there. The jelly was amazing enough.

Dilpa
Energy: 8/10 sat next to me now ad had a lie in this morning…until 6am J
Adapting to outdoor life: Did the sweeping with her heavy rucksack on (walking the course after the racers) for 10km first thing picking up all the markers…500m elevation up and 500m elevation down…and realised that living in Singapore means she has not climbed many hills for five years. But she loved it!

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