Long-distance running 318 37-year-old man "ran to Lhasa"
Enjoy the challenge
"The difference with a marathon is that I don't have to scramble for time, five or six minutes a kilometer when it's fast, eight or nine kilometers a kilometer when it's slow, or even slower. I have more time to enjoy the scenery along the way and feel the charm of nature. ”
I want to cry without tears
"Standing on the square in front of the Potala Palace, I wanted to cry, but I found that I had no tears, and the tears had long been left on the road from Luzhou to the Potala Palace for more than 2500,<> kilometers with sweat."
The biggest change
"When I set out on January 1, I weighed 27 pounds, and when I arrived at the Potala Palace, I weighed only 138 pounds."
Take your feet as wings and walk through mountains and rivers. In mid-March, netizen "Luzhou Flying Bird" completed a running journey of more than 3,2500 kilometers from Luzhou in Sichuan to Potala Palace in Tibet, returned to his hometown, and climbed 14 mountains, two of which are more than 5000,<> meters above sea level.
On March 3, a reporter from Chengdu Business Daily-Red Star News had a conversation with "Luzhou Flying Birds". The 29-year-old is named Tan Qingdong, a native of Luzhou, Sichuan, who has participated in more than 37 high-altitude cross-country and marathon races. "Walking (National Highway) 10 and self-driving 318 have all been completed, and I haven't heard of running 318, so I want to challenge it."
"This life must run 318"
National Highway 318 carries the "poetry and distance" in the hearts of countless people. Many people have written the phrase "318 in this life" on their life planning. "318 is a must." Tan Qingdong of Luzhou, Sichuan, said that as for how to go, he has different ideas, "Self-driving and hiking have been tried by countless people, but I have never heard of running the whole distance." Before that, I had participated in more than 10 high-altitude cross-country and marathon races, and I felt that I was fine. ”
On July 2022, 7, Tan Qingdong set off from Baizitu Cultural Square in Luzhou, Sichuan, and is expected to run 10,2500 kilometers in three months to reach Lhasa, Tibet.
"On the day of departure, many running groups in Luzhou came to see me off, and the whole team had almost one or two hundred people, which gave me a feeling of being a strong man going to battle." Tan Qingdong recalled the scene on the day of departure, and the cheers and encouragement of runners were endless, which strengthened his determination to complete the course, "The vast majority of people, because of work, family and other reasons, even self-driving 318 is a luxury. This trip not only realized my life ideals, but also allowed countless friends who followed me to 'run' the whole process online. ”
The average person runs more than 30 kilometers a day
This road has been a lot of bumps. Just ran for more than a month, on August 2022, 8, Tan Qingdong's trip in the No. 15 tunnel of Huangcaoping in Ganzibatang was forced to be suspended due to the epidemic. "After resting in place for a while, I returned to Luzhou and waited for the next departure."
Unexpectedly, this wait is half a year.
On January 1 this year, Tan Qingdong set off again from Luzhou, first driving directly to the No. 27 tunnel in Huangcaoping, and then continuing to complete the unfinished journey.
"The second half of the road, mostly in the plateau area, and two mountains with an altitude of more than 5000,5000 meters, is a big challenge for me after the 'sun'." Tan Qingdong said. Before reaching the Potala Palace, Tan Qingdong crossed the last big mountain, Mount Mila, more than <>,<> meters above sea level, although the end was in front of him, he wanted to "ride the horse" to the end, "but in fact, I can only trot for a while, then walk for a while, and so on." ”
On March 3, Tan Qingdong finally ran to the end of the trip. "Standing on the square in front of the Potala Palace, I wanted to cry, but I found that I had no tears, and the tears had long been left on the road from Luzhou to the Potala Palace for more than 7,2500 kilometers with sweat."
In the first half plus the second half, Tan Qingdong spent a total of 85 days on the road. Of those 85 days, he ran 67 days, running almost the equivalent of a marathon each day. "The difference with a marathon is that I don't have to scramble for time, five or six minutes a kilometer when it's fast, eight or nine kilometers a kilometer when it's slow, or even slower. I have more time to enjoy the scenery along the way and feel the charm of nature. ”
Uncle and friend drove with him
This long-distance run, which spanned nearly a year, came to an end with Tan Qingdong's return to Luzhou in mid-March.
Recalling 85 days and nights, Tan Qingdong was full of emotion, "The dream of long-distance running 318 finally came true when I was 37 years old. Although I was forced to complete it in two parts, my gains were not discounted. ”
Tan Qingdong introduced that his family opened a home improvement store, and the time was relatively free. "I usually love to run, and I usually go out for a run in the morning." Before running 318, he also participated in more than 10 high-altitude trail runs and marathons. Through these races, he found that he could adapt to the cold and high altitude environment in the highland area, so he came up with the idea of running 318 for long distance.
"For long-distance running on the plateau, the nutritional supply must keep up, I am hungry after running every day, and then I eat a lot in the nearest place." Tan Qingdong said that in addition to nutrition to keep up, personal protection is also essential. Long-distance running, clothes, shoes and skin rubbed for a long time, it is easy to cause skin damage and bleeding, "so every time before departure, I apply a layer of petroleum jelly on the sole, knee and other places, and the effect is very good." ”
Tan Qingdong said that starting from Luzhou Baizitu Square to Ya'an, there are always local runners who have learned the news in advance along the way. "The previous section of Ya'an was not high in altitude, and every place you went, there would be local runners running with you. With someone around, the long journey seems less boring. Tan Qingdong said, "But after passing Ya'an, there was almost no one to accompany me." Friends who used to sweat and move forward together moved to my live broadcast room and continued to cheer me on. ”
"In fact, I am not alone in the whole process, in addition to the countless netizens who supported me in the live broadcast room, there are also my uncle Chen Huabing and good brother Ye Changtao who are always by my side." Tan Qingdong said that his uncle was responsible for logistics and solving worries; Ye Changtao is responsible for recording, so that more netizens can follow Tan Qingdong's footsteps to feel the charm of long-distance running 318.
Unlike Tan Qingdong, his uncle and Ye Changtao drove behind Tan Qingdong the whole time.
This incredible journey brought Tan Qingdong the most intuitive change in skin color and weight. "All the way to the finish line, my 'color' is deeper." Tan Qingdong said, "When I set off on January 1, I weighed 27 pounds, and after arriving at the Potala Palace, I weighed only 138 pounds. ”
In addition to physical changes, this 2500,<>-kilometer long run allowed Tan Qingdong to further refresh his cognition of his limits. "It was a challenge in itself, and now it's been successful, and whenever I talk about it, I'm very proud to talk about it."
Chengdu Business Daily-Red Star News reporter Du Yuquan Yan Xiaofeng according to the interviewee