Ready for the run in Taiyuan

Arrived in Taiyuan/ Shaanxi province and got my bib. The student volunteers who give the bibs to the athletes called me by my name when I arrived. Very strange. But I think I’m again the only western foreigner here in this no-mans land.  

Decisions can change so fast

I already registered for the Taishan marathon on Nov. 9th. But two days ago I got again a mail from a race organizer with an invitation to run for free in Southwest China; Nothing less than the Guizhou 100km challenge. A three day running event in the heart of the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, which…

Helong International Halfmarathon (Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture)

While I’m sitting in the airplane on my way back to Shanghai, I’m writing now these update for the blog. Today it was again a perfect race day. Perfect weather and climate, perfect dinner yesterday evening, a huge carbo loading. So this morning nothing could stop me to run again some new personal best times.…

Appearance money and event shirt

Today I got the first time my appearance money for a running event. 2000RMB just to show up here in Helong and running tomorrow a Halfmarathon. Flight tickets was 1600RMB so actually I made a 400RMB profit. Sounds not much but it means a lot for me. I already got today two more invitations to show…

Train Slower, Race Faster

It sounds strange, it is also not easy and you need a lot of discipline but it is true. Running slow makes you run faster. I ran the last 2 weeks around 200km and all in a slow speed. It was very boring and I thought I might be in a kind over over-training because…

This week’s total

Just finished the last run for this week. Amazing 43°C hot today. I really like it hot but this is getting to much. Anyway, I finished this week with a total distance of 101km in a total duration of 9h:11m including 1 rest day. All in all I’m satisfied. No sore muscles, no blisters. Shinbone…

Targets for upcoming events

During today’s run I spend my time to specify my targets for the upcoming events this autumn. Biggest concern is to learn and train to run longer distances in an even mode, like the Duracell bunny. 🙂

The first post

Quite difficult to start a empty blog. But as I also put the running shoes on my feet 2 years ago for the first time and jumped into cold water, I also will write a blog post for the first time now. During my runs I have so many thoughts, questions and experiences which I…