How to Making Friends on your next Marathon Race in China

How to Making Friends on your next Marathon Race in China

Marathon running is a loner’s sport. All you really need is a good pair of shoes and the right mindset. You really don’t need anybody else, or do you? Run with a Pacer on your Next Overseas Marathon While running is an individual sport there is nothing wrong with running with a group of friends. […]

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Run your next overseas marathon with a pacer and you’ll cross the finishing line

Run your next overseas marathon with a pacer and you’ll cross the finishing line

Running an overseas marathon might seem daunting, but imagine if you had a local there to help out. A pacer, or local runner, can provide you with some very useful information that only someone who lives in the area would know. One such thing is knowledge about the course, and the area. Runners Help You […]

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Run your next marathon with a local runner

Run your next marathon with a local runner

An extremely important aspect of training for a marathon overseas is getting used to the weather, the terrain, what to do before and after the race for maximum preparation; and staying safe. All of these advantages can make the difference between having a great trip or a disappointing one. Having a pacer run with you […]

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How To Dress For Marathons In Cold Weather

How To Dress For Marathons In Cold Weather

Cold weather can easily sabotage your strategy while running a race. You may feel warm and comfortable at the beginning of a marathon, but it won’t be long before you start wanting to take layers of clothing off to stay comfortable while running. Ensure comfort while running a marathon in cool climates by observing the […]

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How To Taper Your Training Routines Before A Marathon

How To Taper Your Training Before A Marathon

The last few weeks of training before a race are critical to your performance on the day of the marathon. It’s important that you taper, or cut back on the intensity of your training, to give your mind and body a chance to rest, rejuvenate and be fresh for the marathon. You should start at […]

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How To Dress For Marathons In Hot Weather

How To Dress For Marathons In Hot Weather

When running a race in hot and humid conditions, runners need to take certain precautionary measures with their clothing. Here are some clothing tips for running outdoors in the heat: 1. Avoid cotton & wear synthetic-blend clothing Cotton holds your sweat and doesn’t dry quickly. This can result in chafing and the fabric tends to […]

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3 Simple Ways to Deal with Marathon Anxiety

3 Simple Ways to Deal with Marathon Anxiety

After months of intense preparation, it’s finally the night before your big race. You lie in bed dreaming of the adulation of the adoring crowds as you cross the finish line. First, of course. Plus, you’ve just beaten your personal best! It’s a new course record. Nahhhh…. Back to reality. Even after the millionth sheep, […]

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10 Random facts that will Make You a Marathon Expert

10 Random facts that will Make You a Marathon Expert Part II

Knowing random facts about marathon running will not only make you the life of the party, but may give you the confidence to live up to the challenge and finish the race. Knowledge and humour loosens you up and can take the fear of race day away. Here is part II of 10 random facts […]

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10 Random facts that will Make You a Marathon Expert

10 Random facts that will Make You a Marathon Expert Part I

Joining a running group is one of the best strategies to keep yourself accountable and motivated. Friends encourage you, make sure you get in your runs, and understand the struggles that come with marathon training. We have compiled 10 random facts that will help you impress your running friends and make you the life of […]

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Watch These 3 Movies to be Inspired before your Next Marathon

Watch These 3 Movies to Be Inspired Before Your Next Marathon

Some decisions in life are complicated and difficult to make. “Should I enjoy an afternoon on the couch or do something to prepare for my marathon?” is clearly one of the more difficult decisions. But don’t despair – there is an in between. It’s not all or nothing, it’s not black or white. There is a […]

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3 Strangely Fascinating Running Documentaries on Netflix

3 Strangely Fascinating Running Documentaries on Netflix

Once you become a runner you realize how addictive the sport is and how it takes over many aspects of your life. Everything you talk about. Everything you think about. But seeing as you cannot be running 24/7 and your partner or friends will stop conversing with you if you mention the phrase “Let’s run a marathon in […]

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Interested in the China Marathon? Here are basics you should know!

Interested in Chinese Marathons? Here are the basics you should know!

The Great Wall Marathon is generally known as one of the greatest and one of the most challenging marathons in the world. However, as the path takes the participants through the valley and into the settlements and towns, spectators will be cheering and you will feel the joyous and festive mood. Date Of The Great Wall Marathon The […]

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Route Logistics In Chinese Marathons

Course Logistics for Chinese Marathons

Running a marathon involves more than just jogging to the start line and ending up at the finish line. There are some course logistics to keep in mind. Signage Kilometer signs are usually placed at each kilometer along the route. The signs are coded with colors based on the distance they represent. The signs also show […]

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Security Measures And Personal Safety In China Marathon

The world is no longer as safe as we would wish. However, that shouldn’t stop you from having fun during your Marathon race. To stay safe during your Chinese marathon, please employ these measures. Taking Care Of Personal belongings On the marathon day, you’re likely to go along with some personal items. Rather than just […]

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3 Steps to Making Race Day More Fun

3 Steps to Making Race Day More Fun

It’s the night before the big race. You are lying in bed and your heart is pounding as you think about the physical exhaustion and mental challenge you will have to endure tomorrow. Have you done enough long runs? Will your legs support you throughout the entire 26.2miles? Will you be able to push through […]

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3 Things to Avoid before Your Big Race

3 Things to Avoid before Your Big Race

Running a marathon requires a lot of preparation. The sweat and tears you put into your training pays off on racing day. To not spoil your efforts, you should avoid these three things before your big day.   Strenuous activity the day before   Marathon season is coming up, and with some of the most […]

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The Key to Staying Competitive in Marathon Running

The Key to Staying Competitive in Marathon Running

Train. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. It’s that easy, right? Whether you have countless races under your belt or are preparing for your first run – you know it is not. On top of proper training and nutrition, you need to keep up motivation. You need to find the time and money to invest into the preparation […]

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Prepping for a fun Marathon: The Do’s and Don’ts

Prepping for a fun Marathon: The Do’s and Don’ts Part 2

China is preparing for this year’s marathon season. There are some amazing races coming up. If you are a city runner, the Shanghai and Beijing Marathon might tickle your toes. But if you’re more the nature type, and enjoy running through breathtaking landscape, the Kangbao Grassland Marathon is just the thing for you. Finally, if […]

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Interested in the China Marathon? Here are basics you should know!

Prepping for a fun Marathon: The Do’s and Don’ts Part I

Preparation and training is already have the challenge of running a marathon. Maybe even more than that. Staying competitive, finding the right training schedule, figuring out a life/run balance. These are all challenges every marathon runner faces. Marathon season is coming up, with some exciting races happening in China. If you are starting to prep […]

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3 Solid Reasons to Book A Marathon Vacation to China

3 Solid Reasons to Book A Marathon Vacation to China

It is estimated that 75 percent of runners who train for marathons travel to a different city or country to compete. Going out for an early morning run is standard practice on a vacation, but what if you actually planned a trip around a race? A runcation is a vacation designed around a race – […]

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