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DAY 3 Stage 2 (Ron Schwebel)

 Friday, November 30, 2012
Another testing day in the Antarctic.

Course was set at 3.2 km, but included a steep 90m hill each lap.

Greg went with ski poles today, and powered up the hills. There was some nice compacted snow to run on. but some sections were very soft and slow.

The weather was very benign to start with, sunny, 5 deg and light winds. This deteriorated during the day as the clouds came over, the temperature dropped and the wind picked up. Each lap got colder during the afternoon.

Start time was 11:30am and finish was at 7:50pm. We managed 14 laps, so 2 ultramarathons achieved. 122km in 2 days.

After finish is the worst. We stop running, get colder, pick up our gear, trudge to the Zodiacs, wait on the windy shore.
Yesterday we had a 1km trip on choppy waters back to the ship. It's a great relief to be back onboard.

It's now day 4. No racing this morning, but a short stage this afternoon. Then we camp on shore overnight.
We are all looking forward to that...not a lot.
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