Friday, January 28, 2011

Thank you Lady Christina

The Gift. 3 days ago I received a nice surprise, in my mailbox I found an envelope from Lady Christina, the 21th Annual Midnight Madness 3 mile run/walk beautiful long sleeves shirt: thanks, you are very kind, I will wear it with proud! Training. Despite the rain and the cold I don't use the "dreadmill", I prefer the workouts. My weekly schedule includes 1 or 2 easy runs (10-12 km), 1 tempo run (10-13 km) and 1 long distance run (20-23km). This afternoon I ran a l.d.r. with Sir Giorgio: 22.5 km. (14 ml). The pool is useful to strengthen the upper body and to stretch neck and back.
Towards Ostia. As I wrote in my last post, the next race will be the Roma-Ostia half marathon. Around here in January and February there are not many events so we cannot use other races to prepare the half. Indeed every Sunday in Rome we can find 2/3 races but the traffic inside the city is a deterrent; no matter about the fee and the poor loot because we run for fun. Moreover very often we have to go there (50 miles far) the day before to get the bibs.
Edinburgh. In march I will spend some days in Edinburgh (Scotland) with my son Paolo to watch the rugby match Scotland-Italy. I hope to find there a race during the week end (March 18-19).
What was your more distant race from home?

Have a wonderful week-end

26 comments:

  1. Enjoy Edinburgh! I love it there, almost as much as I love Italy. I wish I were a runner when we visited.
    Sadly I've not raced outside of the US. Hopefully that will change soon.

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  2. Sir Stefano, good luck in the XIII Municipio.

    (P.S. please join our 2-minute Burpee contest: here)

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  3. I travelled to Victoria for my marathon - about a 12 hour drive and ferry ride from home, have also been to Vancouver (700kms) and Prince George (120kms). It would be great if you could incorporate a race into your trip to Scotland - what a great city!

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  4. Wow, you travel quite a distance for some of your races. Enjoy Edinburgh, it is a wonderful place to visit. As for racing, the farthest I have traveled is about 40 minutes. In April I will go to New York City (~3 hrs) for a half marathon.

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  5. In 2009 I travelled 16,207km from
    Canberra, Australia to New York, USA to incorporate an 8km race in Central Park (to raise money for research into prostate cancer) into our holiday! Does that count? :)

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  6. PS: Racing in Edinburgh will be lots of fun. It is a beautiful city.

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  7. Bugger! Strewth beats me again. I didn't race in America, so only 1,900 kilometres for me, from Canberra to Mackay.

    P.S. I think you mean 22.5 km for your run, or 22,500 m (metres).

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  8. I'm so glad you like the shirt.

    My furthest race was in Washington DC where I ran a 5K. I would love to go back to Edinburgh some day. On February 12th I am going to Las Vegas to watch 2 days of Rugby 7's tournament or something like that. I should see if there is a race I can run and get me out of watching some of the game. Thanks for the great idea.

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  9. I made the mistake to run again on the treadmill last Wednesday and hated every minute of it. Not going to do that if I don't have too.

    I haven't run outside my country yet. But I have a dream. If my first half marathon goes well and I want to run more I want to run at least 1 in Italy. The hub is okay with that too, he takes every opportunity to go to Italy so he will join me.

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  10. I went to Norway to run a half marathon in the artic circle on the summer solstice at midnight. Good times!

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  11. I hate the treadmill too, and avoid it as much as I can! I used to only run on the treadmill, just 2-3 miles/day, and I would always get bored with it. Since I started running outside, I have actually learned to enjoy running!

    I have only completed one race so far, and it was just 30 min from my home. I like the idea of incorporating races into travel plans in the future though. Good luck with your upcoming races!

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  12. What a nice idea, passing on shirts to blogger friends in other parts of the world!

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  13. Great shirt; maybe it would be fun to plan a t-shirt exchange, what do you think?

    I traveled from Oregon to New York for a race and I think this is the furthest I have traveled. I would love to do a race in somewhere in Europe, maybe in a couple of years

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  14. I thought of you this morning while reading the newspaper. There was a photo of your beloved (by many teenaged girls) Prime Minister being used as a dart board.

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  15. I can imagine running in any Italian city a bit challenging. I found them challenging even to walk. :)
    Scotland sounds like fun. Hope you get to run there and get some good loot.

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  16. Enjoy your time in Scotland!

    The furthest I've traveled for a run was from San Diego, California to Las Vegas, Nevada, but it really is not that far.

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  17. Glad your training is going well for Ostia.

    Your trip to Scotland sounds like fun. Make sure to post all about it! :)

    Most of the races I've run have been in my home state (Minnesota). However, I like to throw in a few destination races here and there. I visited my brother in Boston last April and ran the B.A.A. 5K. That race was held the day before the Boston Marathon. In October 2009, I ran the Nike Women's Half-Marathon in San Francisco. In October 2010, I ran the Portland Half-Marathon. All of them were fun.

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  18. I'm afraid I can't do the long run next Saturday. I'll phone you next week!
    I hope you'll find a race in Scotland!

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  19. Sounds like you have much to look forward to.

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  20. unfortunately, i haven't traveled too far from home for races, yet. i have the benefit of being near washington, dc, so there always seems to be a race on the horizon.

    i like your idea of traveling and then finding a race. my husband loves to travel for beer breweries... maybe i can convince him to go to a race in another state if i promise him beer. :)

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  21. I have great memories of Edinburgh, I traveled there while an exchange student in school.

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  22. It's fun to find races where you are traveling. Enjoy Edinburgh! Like your race t-shirt, too. Have a great week!

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  23. You are so fortunate to travel and run wherever you go! Live it up and keep taking photographs, we love them!
    Nice shirt!

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  24. Dreadmill - Don't like it either, but does make me faster by increasing my turnover rate. I will use it once/week for 6 weeks before a race. I could not run on it all the time.

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  25. This spring I'm travelling to other states to race both a half and a full marathon. The farthest I've gone to race though was to California!

    And, how do you set fire to a swimming pool? I can't figure that one out.

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  26. the longest I traveled was 7 hours to run the Waterfront Marathon in Toronto. It was worth it

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