Studying at Tsinghua University as a foreigner

In this post, I’m going to talk about my experience of studying at Tsinghua University as an international student which I had the opportunity to attend from 2019 to 2021. I was enrolled in a post-graduate full-time program in Computer Science with a focus on Machine Learning and Deep Learning. For those who don’t know, Tsinghua University is one of the most prestigious universities in … Continue reading Studying at Tsinghua University as a foreigner

Ten advantages of running from home to work

Waking up early in the morning and rushing to our workplace is the reality that most of us face every day. The first step usually consists in fighting against the alarm to get up from bed: if you try to close your eyes after the last alarm ring, you could severely risk losing your battle against your sleep and remaining in the land of dreams … Continue reading Ten advantages of running from home to work

How I got top 5 in an Elite Beast Spartan Race

In this post, I’m going to talk about how I trained for my first Elite Beast Spartan Race and share my views and observations of it. It was my second Spartan Beast race ever and the first one in the Elite category. The race was held in Beijing in late October of 2021 when temperatures start to get chilly signaling a strong transition from autumn … Continue reading How I got top 5 in an Elite Beast Spartan Race

How I got top 10 in an Elite Super Spartan Race

The purpose of my previous Spartan Race was more to feel how a Spartan Super looks like rather than throwing myself into the real competition and I didn’t prepare it without pursuing any specific goal. However, for this second Elite race I aimed at finishing it inside the top 10. In this post, I’m going to share my impressions and my preparation plan for my … Continue reading How I got top 10 in an Elite Super Spartan Race

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The training schedule of a Spartan in China amid Covid-19

This post is a sort of diary that records all of my training and races from January 2021 to July 2021 when I was in China during the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to an incident during an ultra-trail race in the province of Gansu at the end of May 2021 that provoked the death of many runners, most of the races that had to take place … Continue reading The training schedule of a Spartan in China amid Covid-19

How I prepared my first Super Spartan Race

In this post, I’m going to share my experiences on how I prepared for my first Super Spartan Race and my impressions about it. The race took place on November 2020 in Xiamen, a coastal city in China dominated by warm weather all around the year. Before we start, let’s try to understand: what is a Super Spartan Race? There‚Äôs nothing mediocre about this middle … Continue reading How I prepared my first Super Spartan Race