The feeling of running in Pudong is completely different than running in Puxi, and it is much better than running on the running machine in gyms.
I went to Decathlon the other day. Wow. It is a very nice store. The goods there are very decent, of high quality AND cheap. There is a bicycle meter at only 36 RMB.
I bought Domyos running shirt and running pant. Wearing the new clothes, I look professional and athletic. I never bought cloths specially designed for one sports activity before.
The Decathlon store is at the opposite side of Long Yang Rd. Metro Station (or the Long Yang Rd. Maglev station). It is just beside B&Q and Metro.
© Jian Shuo Wang
I have to say it has bad design as an entrance. I have been to B&Q for more than twenty times (I am decorating the new apartment) but didn’t noticed there is a shop by B&Q. Only after my friend Wang Chen talked about it did I realize the Decathlon logo is the logo for the shop, instead an advertisement board.
After I start to run, I really enjoyed the feeling to run at Pudong. There are trees along the road and there are very few people. The slopes of bridges are natural and provide good sense of Varity to make running more interesting. Cars are passing by fast and safely. I don’t have to give ways to people, bikes, or even cars. There are separate roads for each. The air was fresh and smelled good.
©right; Jian Shuo Wang
Above is the journey I covered. The red arrow denote the way from my new apartment to the centaury park. This time, to my surprise, I managed to run to the Centaury Park and run back along the same way. That is 4 km single trip and 8 km for round trip. Ha. I feel energetic after the long-distance running. It is credited to the solid base on running I made in my high school. At that time, we run at least 3 km everyday for the whole 3 years. If I keep on practicing, I will be able to join the next Shanghai International Marathon (Chinese site) (42.195km) on November 13 this year.
Wow! That’s a great run if it’s your first time out in a while. Go, Jian Shuo! You know, of course, that your loyal readers will now be demanding a photo of you in your new running clothes :-)
Sounds good !
On the signs I can see a photo of divers, is this an activity that they have gear for ?
That will be the first in Shanghai I have ever seen (as this activity is not common here).
Me and my girlfriend are certified divers, but we’re having a rough time here to practice our skills :-(
DECATHLON is french
Yes. Is there any meaning of Decathlon in French?
Yes, it is “a competition in which a male athlete competes in ten sports events”.
(Comes from “decade”)
The guys who competes in this game are “decathletes”.
Hope this will be of help.
I will go to that shop today; thanks for your advise, JSW !
There is another Decathlon in Xinzhuang, Shanghai.
IF YOU PAY ATTENTION TO SHOPPING CENTERS OF US, YOU WILL FIND THEY ARE ALL DESIGNED LIKE THAT…VERY SIMPLE, ONLY A LOGO THERE, AND THE ENTRANCE IS SMALL.
Jianshuo, do you have a telephone number so we can register for this fun run or 1/2 marathon?
There is a viaduct for pedstrains when you exit the Metro No.2 Long Yang station. Go across the viaduct and you are at the door of Decathlon.
Just to say that it is really stupid to hear that decathlon is French!
Like most of the words have their roots from ancient greek,DECATHLON IS GREEK!
Deca in greek means ten and athlon means sport, wake up !!!
Where is the Decathalon store located? Anyone has the phone number?