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Distance today: 30.0 km (Accumulated: 22693.0 km)
2005.06.14. [Sainte-Agathe; cross of Hwy. 75 & Road
305] - [Morris; cross of Hwy. 75 South & Hwy. 23].
30km, 2:48:19h. Excl. food, water, road-finding, toilet etc. stops
Time GMT - 7 hours
+15c, rain and medium wind at start.
16c and same at finish.
Although 30km hardly can be seen as an impressive stage, then it for my
part was one of the hardest stages in the run since the start back from
London and possibly also one of the most difficult runs in my 22years of
long-distance running and competing.
22 000km finds you very very exhausted, put in heavy cold rain and a rough
shoulder of soaked gravel; and you have a tuff run ahead. Add 40kg of
baby jogger and luggage sinking into the gravel in front of you while
it a run at around 10km/hour pace and not a walk - and you have a "dance
macabre" along the highway ;-)
Well; I got through it, but a bit of a struggle there. During this fun I
stopped about midways by a police car which enquired whether I had a baby
inside the stroller. I am impressed by the North American fantasy: to
think that a person gets out in the pouring rain, puts a baby and obviously
a huge load of things on top of it into a stroller - and jogs along for
hours at the highway... ;-) It seems that they don?t have that kind of
imagination in Europe, Asia or Australia... ;-)
But ok, the unpleasant experience beside, it was a friendly police officer
who had no negative comments once the situation was cleared up; and its way
it broke the monotony of "concentrate on getting 20minutes further" etc.
Hopefully better weather tomorrow :-)
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