Installation at Crown Point, Burnley.
Installation by Andy Goldsworthy
So today is a watershed day in the evolution of the Abichal.com, many thanks to Tejvan and the Vasudevaserver team for all their help.
Due to server problems I had to stop using the blog and transfer posting to Multidayrunning.com.
That blog is now discontinued and all activity takes place at Multidays.com.
Whether or not I shall keep a blog during the 2007 3100 mile race will depend on how much training I get in between now and then. The more training – the less blogging.
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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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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…