Today my dad and I ran the Macau marathon. It was extremely difficult, especially for me. My dad is in a much better shape than me it seems, although he is 26 years older than me. Not only was the course quite diffucult (several steep inclines, including four times a high bridge plus a lot of wind), but I also had dehyrdation problems (I guess it was too warm for me, about 23 degrees), which was a a bit scary. But my dad managed to pull me through, and we both finished in 3:58:16. A new PR for me (last year in Shanghai I was one minute slower). My dad could have probably run it in 3:30 (his PR is below 3:30), but he stayed with me and pep-talked me into a below 4 hour-time. Right now the only thing I want to do is rest, so I keep the blog entry short and add some pictures to give an impression of the race.