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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

Stage 3
15-May-2012 07:22:32 AM [(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London]

Day 3 and I have realised what should have been obvious yesterday. We’re not running in an hour glass. That would suggest that time was fixed and sand was finite. Clearly that is not the case. Time is not restricted to the granular measure of 60 minutes and the sand is not conveniently limited to a fixed volume. Both time and sand are infinite. Clearly we are running in an infinity glass!! A glass of indeterminate time and volume. A glass that flows ever upward as we traverse the next sand dune.

 

But enough of that. What’s really happening? Well you’ve probably worked out that day 3 involved a lot more sand of the vertical nature. Less than yesterday, with some flat areas, and better scenery. But man was it hot. I took a reading of 50c at 4pm in the sun at camp! I have taken a photo to remind me of the moment….I hate to think what the temperature was when we were slogging across the reflective joy of the salt flats, or at midday as we were experiencing the pleasure of the last stage in to camp – 10.2 km of infinity  glass.

 

Feet are in cracking shape. No blisters. But legs are starting to fatigue. There were a few testing moments today when the legs appeared unable (unwilling?) to receive the message. Clearly they will be spoken to!

 

All well in the team. Blain and Soph were strong today and everyone is in good spirits.

 

Thanks again for all the messages. Great to hear from Team Olswang. And I loved the Finlay stories Potzy! I can just imagine him taking over the fire engine and leading the woo woo charge. Missing you both even more than all the sand in the infinity glass – please do shoot me if I ever mention leaving you guys for another desert ultra! Great to hear you’re running with us Mum. Blain and Soph loved your email. Big hello to the NZ chaps. There’s a guy out here strutting round in Speedos Bung like your good old surf club days! And hello to Sister Carlene and family. I’m wearing white camo – but I think you’ve found me in the photos now. And a big g’day to the Aussie Atacama boys. Do keep emailing me about beer and food…you’re all missed in the tent.

 

See ya ‘ol at the end of the next one!!

L.

1 COMMENTS

Trish

Posted: 26-Sep-2012 04:54:41 PM

5:30 am with Coach Jay! welcome Whitney and (forgot his name) from the New Haven gym!lots of enrgey and encouragement.WOD 19:57 sub for TTB was KTE my were more like Knees to belly button some to elbows!4 generations out there today Grandpa (me), Son (Espo), Grandson (Floores), Great Grand Daughter(Lauren)Seth thanks for the shouts!

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