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Member since Dec 2011 • Last active Jul 2020

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    13 minute PB is top stuff!

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    I'm doing ok, halfway through day 10. I've done 109km so far so I'm massively behind - fucking up the race last week messed up the plan and it's hard to fit in long runs during the week (I really wish I'd done this when I was working from home, I am SO FUCKING SICK of running with a laptop in a rucksack). I'm struggling for motivation in general, not really eating properly and sleeping really badly (those things are all ongoing, connected issues) but the thing that's destroying me is the weather... Today is "not humid" and it's 78% humidity. At night it gets down to 25 degrees. I simply cannot drink enough to replace how much I'm sweating, also I'm grossing people out by wringing out my shirt at traffic lights. Hmm so maybe I'm not doing so ok. This weekend I have a 2 hour flight and 11 hour train journey, but will spend some time in a city even fucking hotter than here, so let's see how much running I get done.

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    Slow reply due to shitty internet... Managed 15km yesterday so it's kind of still on track, will see what I can manage today. There's a torrential downpour going on right now so it might be another treadmill horror session.

    Well done on how yours is going so far!!

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    And it's fucked my Julyathon too as yesterday was going to be my 31km... Contemplating doing it today but my ankle is quite swollen. So far done 6, 20, 7 and 16...

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    The race was a fucking disaster. I was sick the night before, then slept through my alarm and missed the train... Got another train and one of the organisers picked me and my friend up and drove us to the mountain, ended up getting super car sick and arriving with 5 mins to spare. Not a great start. The route was a combination of nice trail, slippery cobbles (an ancient temple trail) and road. It was cold and incredibly foggy, couldn't see more than 10 metres at times. Felt progressively worse until I was so dizzy I couldn't see properly, no doubt due to having eaten the grand total of a latte all day and having puked up my dinner the night before. Quit at 16km. Definitely the right choice but I still feel crap about it.
    Managed to make the last train back home with 2 mins to spare, so it ended ok at least (though was a bit touch and go thanks to zero visibility driving down the mountain and then the taxi getting stuck in the electronic toll on the highway, gahhhh).
    Here are some pics of me looking miserable on the mountain.

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    Also, the trail race at the weekend gets more ridiculous as we have been kicked out of the hotel we're meant to be staying in afterwards (before we've even checked in!) because we are forrin... so we are now going to take sleeping bags so we can sleep on the mountain. In the rain. FFS.

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    First injuries (not me, for once) in the Julyathon challenge so walking is also now allowed. I've redone my plan to move about 15km a week to walks, which I can hopefully do at lunchtimes, pollution and rainy season allowing. Still a hell of a lot of running ahead.

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    Interestingly (well not really) I'm now breaking even more rules by writing about democracy and independence (amongst other non-ccp friendly things) from within mainland China but on a VPN hosted in HK. Break alllll the rules!

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    Atta boy! Do you have Strava or anything so I can give you meaningless kudos?

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    What can I say, I didn't go to school for maths!

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