Tag Archives: China

First Chinese trail run race report

Way, way back in February, I ran a trail half marathon, in the mountains of NW Beijing. It was called Aijiang Mountain cross country race. Here is the race report. Previously, I’ve only run one “trail” race, a full marathon … Continue reading

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Great Wall marathon race report

Last Saturday, I ran or actually jogged/walked and crawled the Great Wall Marathon. As expected, this course was like no other I’ve attempted. One of my all-time longest days. Needed to be on a chartered bus by 3:30am  Saturday morning … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is The Great Wall marathon

(this was written few days ago) Tomorrow is the Great Wall marathon, ready of not. Yesterday, I did the race ‘inspection’ tour. Jumped on a bus at 6:30am for 2+hr ride NE to the wall with about 500 other folks. … Continue reading

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Great Wall marathon training

Just ten days until the Great Wall Marathon. I am half way through “the taper.” No madness yet. Today’s run was a tough one, likely my last tough one. A 20min easy warm up, 10x1min ‘fast’ with 2min recovery and … Continue reading

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Move to Beijing

At the moment, the family is sitting on a Delta B767-300ER, on the tarmac at SeaTac airport waiting to fly, not visiting but to move, to Beijing. Yes, Beijing, China. How did this happen….? Good question. Don’t think I have … Continue reading

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My next marathon…..?

This photo is fantastic, the misery, the agony. Not sure the total elevation gain but likely 4-5,000 ft. Do I really want to subject myself to this kind of pain…..? May 2016, The Great Wall marathon. Bet I’d really regret … Continue reading

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Is that really Chinese?

The first of this month, we switched Will’s schools. We left the neighborhood church based daycare for a Chinese Immersion school. It was NOT an easy decision. All of us adored the old daycare; the teachers, the low key style, … Continue reading

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