Well, I am finally thawed, fed and rested with a good night sleep. Yesterday´s run was monotonous, to say the least, but I faired well. We went from nice, cold weather to hot sunny weather to extremely cold harsh winds with snow. The wind was blowing so hard that I could hardly stay upright (even with my poles). I never stopped except to put on my spikes as it became mandatory for the icy downhill portion. Running around and around a 1.5 mile loop then climbing and descending the one large hill took its toll on the legs. My achilles was screaming by the end.
I managed to complete the 11 ½ hours. The wind was blowing somewhere around 25 knots as we headed back to the ship and my body was shivering around the same speed.
It´s nice to be back on the boat.