Thursday, December 22, 2005

Christmas Time...running


The program goes on. 3 days 3 different workouts: tuesday a 12km (7.4 m) tempo run at 4'50"/km (7'47"/km), wednesday a 10.6 km (6.6 m) recovery run and today 1 hour on the treadmill to run on a soft surface to preserve my back and my ligaments. Tomorrow a day of rest and recover before the long distance run on saturday.
I feel motivated and in normal shape so I can keep on with the program. The weather is unusual for this city: cold (the day before yesterday was -1° C!) and rainy but I don't care. The Black Knight cannot surrender!
By the way Merry Christmas to you and don't worry for the food, we will easily lose the calories by running!!!

12 comments:

  1. Thx for the good wishes! Sounds like a great running week you're having.
    Merry XMas to you too--will ya share what an Italian XMas spread looks like??

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  2. Merry Christmas.

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  3. The treadmill is easier on the joints and ligaments, isn't it? I find it boring, though. For my last long run (20 miles, in preparation for Walt Disney World GOOFY Challenge in January), I finished the last 3 miles on the treadmill. I kept myself entertained by singing Christmas carols at the top of my lungs as I ran. I'm sure I sounded like a madwoman, but it made the time (and MILES) go by more quickly!

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  4. To Lora, sure I will do but our celebrations are like yours. The Xmas tree, the terrible dinners and lunches, lights everywhere, gifts, sings and songs. And for the runners? The Eve Run of course, all together only to enjoy the city.

    To Jeanne: Yes I agree, the treadmill is useful to prevent injuries and when outside it's raining hard. I help myself with the music or the tv. You are not a madwoman you have found your "treadmill strategy"

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  5. -1 C??? OMG! Toooooo cold!

    Merry Christmas :)

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  6. Nice job on the workouts Stefano. Merry Christmas to you as well.

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  7. Happy Holidays, Stefano. May your runs be merry and bright and may all your upcoming races end just right.

    OK. I stink as a poet, but you get the gist, O Black Knight.

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  8. Merry, merry to you, too, Stefano. Enjoy the Eve run:)

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  9. Thanks for stopping by! Hey, are we gonna get a blow by blow accounting of the olympics from you, you are a lot closer than us after all?

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  10. Merry Christmas, Stefano. Enjoy tomorrow, black runner. This morning I went to the Royal Park in Naples where I run one hour and five minutes. There was a beautifull sun.

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  11. Buon Natale, Stefano! (Btw, there are two Jeanne's; i'm the one without the asterisks!)
    Your workouts are inspiring! I'm taking the weekend off!

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