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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Stage 1
13-May-2012 01:35:11 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Well, first day done. 39.5km was the final distance. Woke up at 5am to prepare my dehydrated food for breakfast. Had Shepherds Pie that tasted like brown river water, but had 800 calories, so forced it down. Couple of cups of Hot chocolate and then started the process of packing up gear, taping feet etc to get ready for the 7am start.

Course was absolutely beautiful, (very Indiana Jones ish) but incredibly hot. Hit 39 degrees towards the end of the day. I came in at 1.48pm, so 6hrs 48 min. That was good enough for 78th place which is exactly in the middle of the field of 155 people. Heat was the hardest thing, but body is feeling fine at the moment. Lets hope I am still saying that after the next 210.5km !!

 

Thanks a lot for the emails and blog comments. It is really nice to read when you feel like rubbish. Unfortunately the link here doesnt allow me to reply, but I am reading all of them, so thanks a lot !! Yes Caitlyn, that also means you! And Maree, it was 39 today! Same as Madrid !!!

 

Thanks guys. Update tomorrow. Hopefully still feeling ok !

4 COMMENTS

Dad

Posted: 19-May-2012 04:28:05 AM

God Keri, you know how to torture someone. Knowing Glen though, he will turn that into a positive and make it a goal to find a nice pool, massage and a fillet steak to die for! And still stay trim! Well done Son!! Awesome effort. Look forward to seeing you reach your Everest!!

Mum

Posted: 14-May-2012 08:21:39 AM

So proud of you, hard to comprehen how hot it must be, so exciting and encouraging reading your blog

Jodi Hodgetts

Posted: 14-May-2012 04:56:19 AM

Gosh you did that in good timing....glad your still feeling fit. I agree with Keri, I don't know how you do it but so fantastic that you are!!! I look forward to reading your next blog and the website updates. Best of luck x

Keri

Posted: 13-May-2012 11:20:33 PM

Gosh I don't know how you do it bro. In comparison I spent the day at the hot pools with a long sweedish massage followed by a nice scotch fillet steak in yummy mushroom butter sauce! My day will add to my waist though and you will come back trim and taut! Keep it up

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Have completed a few 100km events, and want to see
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