Friday, December 06, 2013
November 2013. Not an easy month for the workouts because of the flu and the 2 business trips abroad (Belgium and Cyprus). I only ran 9 times for a total of 93,8 km (58,3 m) and swam twice (3400 meters). In this month, during a ceremony, I met very good friends of mine since the Navy times. Below it is the pic of the “glorious” Old Guard. Another meeting will take place on Dec. 18th, the President of the local rugby team organized a dinner with also the former players. I cannot wait. Come on Saracens!!!!!!!
November 2006. 15 days before the Florence Marathon, I ran the Civitavecchia Half Marathon, also valid for the Italian Championship of the Port Operators. I decided to run slowly, as a simple workout, also why I didn’t feel good the 2 previous days; during the race I lost 1 minute to have a refueling drink and I finished in 1:45:36. After my arrival I came back home. The day after I knew that I was the Italian Champion in my age group!!! I could not believe, champ with the finishing time of 1:45:36!!!! But you know, the Black Knight Army is legend.
Which was your best running performance?
Saturday, November 30, 2013
CYPRUS. This week I have spent 4 days in Nicosia (Cyprus) for an European Project meeting about the infomobilty. It was impossible to run because in the hotel there was not a gym and on the streets it was difficult: traffic, men at work and short sidewalks. However I had the time to visit both the parts of the city: the greek and the turkish one, moreover I had the possibility to taste good local food while listening popular music: very nice time! Here are some photos. On the first, one moment of relax after a whole day of meeting (the B.K. is the 4th from left):
RUNNING. On the running front the things go wrong for all the commitments. It is difficult to follow a scheduled plan or also a simple routine without specific goals. I hope to sign up for one race before the end of the year but I am afraid I have to go abroad again very soon (Brussels for sure). This morning I have run hilly 12.1 km (7.5 m) but after 15 minutes, because of a hidden root, I heavily felt on the ground. Luckily I was able to keep on running again and the "nice" memories are a bruise on the left hip and the right hand wounded.
HAVE A GOOD RUNNING BIKING SWIMMING RACING WEEK END
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Running. After the flu I am on the road again. I took 8 days off and since tuesday I have made 3 workouts, the usual 10 km in 60:00: this is my possibility now to prevent more injures. Next week I spend 4 days abroad so I don't know if I will be able to run. No swimming yet. I hope to come back in the pool next week end.
Rugby. Yesterday I went to Rome for the rugby match Italia-Argentina. The Azzurri have lost again 14 - 19: we don't have a kicker!!!!! The day was terrible, rainy and cold. After a short walk through Navona Square we went to eat a delicious pizza before going to the stadium.
HAVE A GOOD SUNDAY
Friday, November 15, 2013
Bad Luck. I was sure that sunday would have been the right day to run a race again: a flat route, I felt good and I was confident with the distance of 10 k. But unfortunately since tuesday I am at home for a strong flu with sore throat and cough. Moreover it is important to recover soon because I have to leave for Nicosia (Cyprus). About the image below: I am not superstitious, I have a wonderful black cat too.
Trevi Fountain. Few days ago I went to Rome for a conference. I didn’t know the small square where the meeting was to be held. What a surprise! The place was on the corner of Trevi Fountain. Here are 2 photos of that day:
Friday, November 08, 2013
Brussels. On Nov. 6th and 7th I have been to Brussels for the ESPO award ceremony. I didn’t bring with me the running clothes and I was "lucky" because it was rainy weather for both the days. Here are some photos of the city:
Running. On the running front I cannot complain. I take the workouts easy and I am planning a 10 km race with Sir Giorgio. Maybe in Rome on nov. 17th. This afternoon I have tried the distance on a challenging route with a relaxing pace without pushing at all: finishing time 58:30. See the elevation chart:
Swimming. The things go well. Swimming is a complementary activity or is …. running the complementary one? However I am following a healthy cross training.
HAVE A GOOD WEEK END