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Taipei 101 Vertical Run/Walk

Throwback to 2015.
12th edition of the Taipei 101 Vertical Walk/Run.

The Taipei 101 Vertical Run/Walk takes place every year, usually in early May. Registration opens about a month before the event, and sells out within a few days.

I signed up for the 2015 edition as soon as the online form was available, the process was pretty straightforward, with an English interface available. The fee back then was 800 TWD for an individual registration.

This is more of a fun than competitive event, unless you’re part of the professional group who races for performance, and a cold hard cash reward. One of them shared some interesting insights on her preparation, and Taipei 101 experience. In it, she alluded to some “monster steps”, which made me think of those huge irregular stone steps going up Elephant mountain 象山, 😱! Continue reading Taipei 101 Vertical Run/Walk

Up, Up, Up

Vertical World Circuit 2015.
Vertical World Circuit 2015.

So, I signed-up for the 4rth edition of the Taipei 101 Run Up, taking place on May 3rd. The online registration went without a hitch, it was easy, so easy, that I forgot it meant walking up the second tallest building in the world. XD The 3000 individual spots did  get snatched off in two days, so the event surely enjoys some popularity.

Though confident that my daily dose of cycling and walking was enough to keep me in shape, I still figured it’d be a good idea to train a little (duh!), especially after reading the detailed race review from a Vertical Run pro. So, two weeks ago, I went and walked about a thousand stairs at a fast pace, a more strenuous exercise than I originally thought, and which at times made me want to puke my innards. Verdict: I am so not ready. Continue reading Up, Up, Up