Yearly Archives: 2006

Day 29

Srdjan hit 2000 today amid heat and a Handball Tournament. The playground also seemed extra busy.

I managed 93 laps today after a good couple of hours in the morning. However a problem with my back quickly deteriorated my performance which ground to a halt by 9 am. Trishul was on hand to massage the afflicted area and it did help for a little while before plunging me back into the abyss. However things were never really as bad as they seemed and I got to 50 miles and came home a little earlier than usual.

Day 28

Great day. 100 laps and still alive. The recovery is underway. Today will show how things have improved. The weather has been great although this morning seems a little humid already.

Reuters came yesterday to do a story. There has been more press and TV this time than ever before. Madhuprans performance so far is one of legend.

Day 27

Today I felt like some corner had been turned even though I only managed 83 laps. Yet those laps were finished in a much more positive and relaxed state.

Day 26

“Tonight half the cake has been eaten” said Rainhald, as I prepared for my final lap of the day. It seems to have come very quickly and tomorrow Madhupran will hit 2000 miles.

Today worst became normal as I struggled to hit 84 laps. The Chiropractor came today and had a look at the major issues but by mid-afternoon things ground to a depressingly painful halt. This is where the race really begins. Getting beyond this problem is now the meaning of my life.

The weather is cloudy and cooler which is a blessing and is supposed to remain for several days.

Day 25

My problem with my quad/ham issue continued slowing me even further to 80 laps. Rathin experienced a similar kind of mileage day.
The morning rain was torrential for a while and continued wet for several hours until the afternoon. The top runners continue to impress.

Day 24

One of the reasons for this blog is to enable me to remember what happened after the race is finished.
Today was not a good day. In fact I can regard this as the worst day in some respects so far. On the second lap of the day I felt something tighten very quickly in the upper quad region followed almost immediately by the hamstring tightening – that was it for the rest of the day and I only completed 83 laps.
I haven’t stretched at all, so maybe that was part of the problem and also perhaps I was moving a little too fast, not in touch with my body. Whatever it was it turned into one of those “special”days.

Day 23

The day number gets confusing as sometimes I post in the morning and cant think without coffe in my blood.

So, another roaster, though it cooled off early tonight. Madhupran hit 75 miles for the day, 137 laps I think and Asprihanal was a little short.

Those people still trying for 51 days all maintained there levels today. Stutisheel had a poor day after a run of 114 laps. Suprabhs hit 96, Rathin continued his climb off the bottom of the pile to be replaced by Suprabha. I managed 108 laps.

Rainald counted the number of steps on the course and said it was about a 1000 per lap…

Day 21

I’m not sure what day it is anymore. I know it’s Sunday. It was very hot today and humid – just like they predicted.
Madhupran ran 75 miles today and Asprihanal took the day’s honours with 77. Phenomenal performances.
I hit 100 laps for the first time in a while.

Day Whatever

These last few days have been tougher and tougher and gets a 2 out of 10 only because somehow I made it to 96 laps. Today was a new emotional low and fortunately some people took pictures so there is evidence to support my position. I arrived just as the runners were starting so had no time to tape my arches but lost no time. However within a few laps it was clear that I was struggling and having to expend more energy just to hit 6LPH. My quads were complaining and when I pushed, shins began to grumble. By mid-morning my arches had gone again and I had to stop and tape both feet. Yesterdays taping had left me a blister or two to go with the daily crew that arrive. Although small-ish, I don’t think I’ve ever had so many blisters.
The arch problems stem from the Asics, which is not good news. In fact it meant that today I used my last pair of new shoes – New Balance 856’s – All donations of NB 857 4E gratefully accpted.

Apart from me Madhupran took the days honours for the first time in quite a few days. Asprihanal didnt quite have the power today.
Suprabha hit a 100 and Rathin made it all the way for 2 days in a row.


Helmut Schieke celebrates his 67thbirthday.

Day 20

Perfect running conditions helped everyone today except for a storm just before 9. Its getting hard to write at night at the moment and emotionally yesterday was not a good day. After seeming to work hard all day, the evening seemed to fal apart. The previous day had been very poor until 4:30 and then had a great turn to finish with 97 laps.

Madhupran seems to have foiund his game again.