Tag Archives: 50k

forgotten sirup

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I woke up dreading the day. My spine still hurt, and I knew there was a high chance I would have to walk 50k today. I had some breakfast, then I went back to the road. There were truckloads of people being driven around, I suspected that they were working the fields somewhere: I walked […]


Bukhara

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I was going to start walking at five in the morning, because I knew I was probably going to have to make 50k today. Only then I decided to sleep until seven, and I left the hotel at eight. On my way out of town, I stopped at this gentleman’s house: People in Uzbekistan seem […]


hole in the sky

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When I woke up, the pilgrims had already left. So I said good-bye to Katya and her husband, the owners of the pilgrim guesthouse: Then I left the village that was called Aisha Bibi after the mausoleum: One time I saw a single dog on the road: I still wonder where it was going. Another […]


the canal road

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Today was going to be easier than yesterday. Less km, less traffic on the road. Someone had told me about a village with a hotel about 30km to the West and about an alternative road that ran about 5km south of the main road. So I went looking for it: I could see the mountains […]


the other room

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I knew that the day was going to be long. So I got up early in the morning, when the hotel was still asleep, and I left the key in the door. Then I got on the new road: It was quiet walking. Good walking. One time I passed a graveyard: And sometimes I saw […]


50k – what good is a shrub?

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When I got up this morning, I figured I’d do a bit more walking than the day before: It was easy at first: I walked a light 20km, and I basically felt invincible. There were no villages. One time these two serious-looking guys stopped just to give me a lollipop: I offered them some of […]


look down look up

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I wasn’t going to walk very far today. At least that was the general idea when I set out: The road was quiet and nice: …until I had to switch back to the freeway: I didn’t like walking in the realm of rushing vehicles, so I spent most of the time looking at the green […]


5-0-0-0

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I woke up to a good sky: Some clouds with a bit of sun, not too warm yet, but not too cold either. The mountains were still there in the distance: There was no road except the freeway to walk on: When it got hot around noon, I found an underpass and climbed down under […]


50k – godlike rampage

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Who would have thought that this was going to happen during this year’s little summer vacation? (If you have no idea what I am talking about, please refer to the beginner’s guide and the advanced formula.) … Well, today I found out about yet another way to walk 50 kilometers in one day: take a […]


50k – advanced formula

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My original working title for today’s post was going to be called “hell on earth”, but when I noticed the decimal five on the GPS, I thought I’d turn it into another 50k guide. You still remember the original one (50k – a beginner’s guide)? It’s been a while. Well okay guys, here we go: […]


50k – a beginner’s guide

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Okay, two things up front: I never walked 50k, but I came really close today. As much as I enjoy the wacky side of life, I’m always trying not to sound funny when I’m talking about serious things. So anyways, here’s the two versions of my how to walk 50k guide : Version 1, you’re […]