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DAY 1 PT 2 and DAY 2 (Ron Schwebel)

 Thursday, November 29, 2012
Day 1, the long day, was really long. Up early, we were transported ashore on Zodiacs. A quick briefing and we are off at 8:15am.
The task was to complete as many 7k half laps, in opposite directions, as we could before cut off time of 8:15 pm.

The first few laps were not too hard. Firm snow, with a few sneaky hills thrown in. The hills seemed to grow larger and steeper during the day. There was also a section if maybe 1km of a narrow channel. Vary soft parts and some wet areas.

After about 3 hours, the sun was giving a little heat out, enough to soften the crust on the snow. This and the passage of 50 runners over and over caused the course to chop up badly. Some sections were very soft, occasionally we sank to knee depth.

Our lap times blew out from under 1 hour to 90+ mins near the end.

The weather did not change a lot, between -2 and +2 I guess. But a small change in wind is significant. The slightest wind meant an extra layer might be needed. Then in a sheltered section I would be quite warm. This meant the gortex on and off many times in the day. Same with the Beanie and gloves. We had a lunch break, 15 mins or so. The lack of activity meant a few more layers were needed until running warmed us up again.

Eventually we finished our penultimate lap about 8pm. We were given the option of another lap (it's now getting very cold) or going back to the warm, cozy ship for a hot shower and meal. Many runners went for the latter, but Team Born to Run did not hesitate to unanimously vote for continuing. That gave us an extra 7km, which will be more than handy in the final total. We finished in 13th position. 5 1/2 laps = 77km.

We were strong all day. Fatigue and soft footing did slow us down, but we did not take it easy at any stage.
We have all pulled up well the next day, so our pacing was good.

Day 2. No Running
We anchored in Deception Bay in the early hours, but by 8am the wind had picked up to 45 knots, so we could not go ashore.
Then it was off to Trinity Island, about 5 hours/100km South.
On shore, were many penguin colonies, but not much running space, so the afternoon was spent sightseeing and taking photos.
The scenery was amazing, Penguins, snow formations, penguins, icebergs and more penguins.

Tomorrow, we hope to run, but will probably be "punished" for having today off.
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