Finally we completely changed from day to night. Start yesterday evening at 08.00 p.m.
The route led along the Colorado a really beautiful river that belongs to different Native Indian tribes.
I would have loved to jump in for refreshment which would have been a nice treat at “cool” 30 degrees but the distance was too far just to make a ‘detour’.
Therefore I used a bucket with ice water instead to cool down my over heated head. It was a real joy.
My strategy during the night: I run about 4 miles (6,5 km) and then the following procedure is repeated time and again. I take in my „addiction drink“ and a few culinary snacks like fruits with Greek yoghurt, eggs, and once in a while a water ice. Finally I take a small bottle of water for the go.
While I continue running, my team is waiting for 40 minutes and then they follow me. About 500 m before the „magic” 4 mile mark, they are passing me and I know my next refreshment stop is soon to come. This system helps me mentally to survive the enormously long distances.
During the night I was accompanied by an animal – a “wolf” (that’s the German word to word translation for chafe!) He distressed me up to my final destination where I fought him with Q10.
A highlight after tonight’s struggle was the swim in the refreshing Colorado. *
What a pity that we now have to leave him.
*A very warm thank you to Sharon and Bill Pollan from one of the most beautiful camp grounds „Blue Water RV Park- Parker“.
By the way, they were the first to offer us our stay for free. Thanks again.
Alright, now right away into the „rack“ J
See you soon
Achim and Team