The good, the bad… and the fun

After telling you all about our experience, the time has come to give you an overview of what this race (and everything attached) might have in store for you. Virtually every person whom we have told about our project of running a trail marathon in the mountains of Northern Mongolia has reacted with (polite) scepticism: why would we want to choose such a remote place, let alone such a hard challenge, for our first steps as husband and wife? Why not choose to spend a fortnight on the beaches of Bali or in a luxury tourist resort on some African … Continue reading The good, the bad… and the fun

A post on food!

I know you are all curious about the food here. We have eaten Mongolian food for ten days now and are still alive, even though we are happy we brought some of our own food. First of all, you can not drink water from the pipes here, which means either buying bottled water – which we never do in Europe – or boiling it, waiting for it to cool down and only then drink it. We were extra careful, even brushing our teeth with drinking water from the bottle, but keeping hydrated was not easy. I think the most critical … Continue reading A post on food!

MS2S: la Maratona all’Alba della nostra luna di miele…

Finalmente un post in italiano! Eccoci al racconto della gara, che non è una traduzione del post in inglese, ma un altro racconto, perché tanto una maratona è abbastanza lunga da poterla descrivere in mille modi. Facciamo un passo indietro per dare il contesto: siamo nel nord della Mongolia, in un campo di tepie e ger da cinque giorni, con il bagno fuori, le zanzare e i ragni più grandi che abbia mai visto, uno spazio vitale inesistente, una dieta raffazzonata e dobbiamo partire per fare una maratona trail, in montagna, con partenza a 1550 metri, picchi di 2500 e … Continue reading MS2S: la Maratona all’Alba della nostra luna di miele…

Rain, rainbows and reindeers

Yesterday was a hard day. Let’s just say tepies look a lot less romantic when it rains inside and everything is wet and full of giant mosquitoes and huge spiders. But since after the rain comes the rainbow… today was a much better day. We accompanied the three participants from South Africa on their hike for about 3 km, then did a 11 km trail run to include the first 2.5 km of our race, which is a super technical trail in the forest (and which we will face in the dark at 4.30 am in two days’ time). We … Continue reading Rain, rainbows and reindeers