Running In China: Update 3

It’s been an eventful week of news about the coronavirus. Currently, Shenzhen has 31 cases of coronavirus and 0 deaths. The province health department has implemented a mandatory rule that any one in public must wear a surgical mask. I hope this helps stop the spread of the virus. The Chinese New Year holiday has also been extended an additional 3 days. I can only assume this is to limit in unnesscary travel while the
All of this new information is very frightening and has limited me to running only on a treadmill in my apartment building. Even with this little set back I’ve been able to keep up with my daily running routine.

So here is a recap of my week:

1. Miles this Week: 26.2 Miles

My mileage is down 1.7 miles because my Garmin watch measures distances differently on treadmill runs compared to outdoor runs. The outdoor runs are more accurate because they use GPS technology, while the indoor runs use a pedometer (step counter)

2. Number of Runs: 6 Runs

The same number of runs as last week. I switched from running first thing in the morning to running the last thing at night. I can see that it will be harder to keep up with my running schedule if I continue to run at night. It is hard to run after being awake all day. Even if you entire day was spent with low amounts of activity.

3. Miles this Month: 94.3 Miles

The month isn’t even over and I’ve already ran 3.5 more miles than December 2019. Overall more miles is a good thing, because its getting me conditioned for 26.2 miles.
Overall my running goal of finishing a marathon is getting closer to be completed. I apologize for this being a short post this week, but not too much changed on the running front.
If you are a runner and have ANY advice that will help me out, or if you would like to know more about what its like to run in China, please comment below. Thank you for reading this post.

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