Saturday, February 19, 2011
Rain or treadmill?
Tapering. The last week before the Roma-Ostia half marathon begins. I was lucky because I succeeded in following the scheduled program and now I can say the magic word: tapering.
I decided to enter this half because it is a classic and the most participated in Italy but I must wait in the last gate for the reason that my only result in 2010 is 1h 56' 16": it means that I will begin to run 20 minutes later than the official start.
My goal is 1h49"59" and the dream 1h45'59" (far from my PB of 1h31'58" 20 years ago).
Wednesday was a dark rainy morning and I had to take a decision: a wet workout or the "dreadmill"? No doubts, a run under the rain. The drivers looked at me as a crazy man but I was happy despite the weather and I ran one hour without any problem before going to my office.
This gentleman is the last of the Black Knights, my grandson Leonardo:
Venice. On tuesday and wednesday I will be in Venice for a work meeting about the environment in the ports. I hope to make a touristic run through the city. I will take a lot of pictures!!!
Question: do you prefer the treadmill or the rain?
Have a good week end