Sunday, June 06, 2010

The beach

Beach-time. At last the time has arrived, sunny and warm weather, the perfect situation to enjoy the beach. This morning we began the summer season at the usual seaside resort (see the pic below). The owner saw 4 generations of my family: my parents, my wife and I, my children and now the grandson!
Training. Even if I am very busy at work because of the many cruise and passenger ships in the port, I succeeded in following the program: twice in the pool (2000 and 1750 metres) and 3 tempo runs (12.2 km hilly, 11.5 km flat, 11 km hilly) to prepare the next 2 races. People believe that the tourists come here to visit Rome but the truth is that they arrive to pay homage to the invincible and famous Black Knight. Now, until the day of the ultimate battle, only relaxing runs.
The next battles. The Black Knight Army, strong of 5 brave warriors, will run on June 13rd the Formula Race Cup 10 km in Rome to support the Save the Children campaign and on June 19th the Montalto 10 km.

22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful beach -- and how nice that 4 generations of your family have enjoyed it!

    Return triumphant from the upcoming campaigns!

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  2. Taper!

    May the Black Knight and his companions vanquish all enemies in upcoming sallies...

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  3. The beach resort sounds wonderful!

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  4. Enjoy your time at the beach! Very cool that it has been in your family so long!

    I have no doubt that the Black Knight's army will prevail at the next battle!

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  5. What gorgeous looking weather you're having. Today was the coldest that it's been all year here and I stupidly ran without my gloves this morning. My fingers are freezing which is making it really hard to type.

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  6. I remember going to the beach in Italy when I was 16 and seeing all the umbrellas set up in the sand all across the beach by the hotels. The second thing I remember is the old men with their guts hanging out over their speedo's.

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  7. It sounds like you're having a great time. I can't even imagine the beaches in Italy. Please post some more pictures!

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  8. With that lovely water there you are still swimming in a pool?!

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  9. I like that the Black Knight runs to save the children. Let no one say that the Black Knight doesn't know how to be a cuddle puff.

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  10. Good luck on your upcoming races - with those training runs under your belt I'm sure you'll do well!

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  11. That looks beautiful. And yes, I believe I just saw a brochure about trips to worship at the feet of the black knight!

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  12. Lovely beach! Enjoy the holiday, and may the Black Knight be victorious in the upcoming races!

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  13. I'm ready! Next Sunday we'll win another battle in Rome. Are we going to have a lunch there after the ordeal? Have a nice training!

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  14. Hi Stefano,
    Finally, blogger is letting me post a comment:) I love the picture of the beach! It looks heavenly:) I agree with Meg...post more pictures! Happy training Stefano!

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  15. Oooh what a lovely photo....looks like Ostia! Summertime is wonderful, but I have to agree with Christina:-)
    Hope you have nice cool weather on Sunday and are victorious at your next battle - as we say in Siena, per forza e per amore!

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  16. Beautiful pictures...I love nice weather...and a beach like that would be tops! Enjoy!

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  17. gotta love relaxing runs as you prepare for the next battle!! Enjoy!

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  18. Love the beach picture! Good luck in the 10k - have fun!

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  19. Well, certainly if I ever visited Rome, it would be to pay homage to you. Once that is done I'd partake in the lovely beach, with your permission, of course.

    Hope this weekend's 10K goes well!!!

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  20. AHhhhhhhh....the beach! It looks lovely. HOw nice your family has been going there for so long.

    Way to keep up with your training!

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  22. Even battle-weary warriors need time with sand between their toes. That is so cool that your family's been going to the same beach for four generations.

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