Great Wall, you are my Everest.
I am running the Great Wall Marathon on May 21st!
42.2km, 3800 steps, altitude, humidity, heat, a 50% increase in marathon time, rising 300m in 1km at the 35km mark, crawling to the finish.
These are some of the things I have to look forward too…
Who wants in?
I’m running mostly for the experience but I want to finish un-injured so my training plan loosely follows this:
1 long run
1 stair work-out (17 flights of stairs in my apartment- increasing a set each week)
1 medium distance run/ stair + run /incline run
1 10km run
“Luckily,” China is really un-accessible. There are stairs everywhere! I think increasing my leg strength and building up my endurance are the two most important factors in training.
Technically I started training last week but am headed to Thailand for 3 weeks next week so basically the next month is a write-off.
If only a tan could make you run faster.
Any tips from runners/ marathoners/ ultra-runners out there??