Saturday, August 13, 2011

Montefiascone race

Prologue. Last thursday I went with my friend Massimo to Montefiascone to run the 8 km. race. We understood, just arrived, that we had made a mistake because the beautiful town was built on a steep hill (see the photo) and the route was 4 laps up and down that hill through narrow streets mostly in the dark. The second surprise occurred when we took the race number: we got an used bib (see the photo)!!!! It is not hygienic to wear a dirty bib!!!!


The race. Nothing to say. Few runners at the start (less than 100) and a route where it could be possible to get injured. We decided to run slowly, very very slowly without racing. It is pointless to risk the health only to finish a good race. We saw runners suffering with the hand on the liver and others retreated but the worst was the fall of 3 runners at the start because of the narrow street. Moreover the garmin said 7.4 km (and not 8). Finishing time: 41'18" at the pace of 5'35" (9'00"/ml). As you can see it was only a good slow workout in the night.

After the race we had dinner in a typical little restaurant where we ate a good pasta, vegetables and an ice cream.
On the left Massimo and on the right the Black Knight
Question: What is your favorite post-race dish?

21 comments:

  1. soprattutto non è elegante.... :/ piuttosto mi pare di riconoscere il ristorante: Paolino Miralago? ho un casaletto da quelle parti....

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  2. Glad that at least your post race dinner was a good experience!

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  3. Smart decision to take it slow. Yummy dinner.

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  4. A used bib?!?! I have never seen that at a race!

    The course sounds brutal. Yet you survived!

    I usually can't eat right after a race, but later I like fish, salad and chips or a good steak.

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  5. That's really stupid they were using used race bibs. Never heard of that.

    Smart decision to take it easy on this one, sounds like a tough race.

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  6. I think it's an interesting idea to recycle race bibs - might save a few trees. But does the F stand for female?

    Your dinner looks amazing. What a great way to replenish your glycogen supplies.

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  7. At least the town looks pretty.
    Used bib? Maybe they were concerned about the environment?
    That pasta looks good.

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  8. I never heard of re-using race bibs either - funny! Looks like a good post-race meal!

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  9. A used bib is gross! Certainly a way to recycle though.

    Post run of ice cream sounds wonderful.

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  10. Used number! Did you run in the third world? That dish looks delicious! I somerimes have pasta the night before the race.

    A squire can be a friend at the same time :)

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  11. How did they have a used bib? Did someone leave theirs behind?

    I love water melon after a race. I really prefer cold food, never hot.

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  12. Eh, ma ora siamo tutti in modus economicus.......Bella corsa, e vi siete trattati bene!

    By the way, I thought Massimo had been expelled from the Black Army as he forgot to take the photos at a race? Has he been forgiven? :-)

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  13. I wonder why the organizers recycled bibs. I'm not as grossed out as some others who've commented, but I'm also not sure it's a trend I wish to follow. Maybe there was a glitch and they didn't get the new bibs they ordered?

    I love to treat myself to a strawberry or green tea frappacino after a big race. I hope I spelled it correctly since it sounds Italian. Only time of the year I'll indulge in this sweet and high-calorie treat.

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  14. Wow, crazy! I've never heard of used bibs either. Sounds like dinner was yummy though!

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  15. 4 laps up that thing? Wowzie, good idea to play it safe and relax with the run! Odd about the recycled bib...did you have to return the bib when your race was over so they can use it again next year? I hope no one vomited on it the prior year!! :)

    I love pizza best after a race!! Yummy! Your pasta looked really great though, too!

    Nice job with the race!!!

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  16. Ew! Used bibs? I guess it is environmentally friendly...

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  17. I think that may be the craziest race report that I have ever read! It was probably worth doing the race just to be able to tell that story. Weird!! We have a greasy hamburger place that we allow ourselves to go to after a race. Glad at least your dinner good!

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  18. Oh, that is the WORST! I absolutely HATE races where the start area is too narrow and people cannot move. The Illinois Marathon is like that, which is why I don't run that race any more. Fave post-race snack, chocolate milk! Hands down. :)

    Good job at the race, even if it was steep.

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  19. That pasta looks delish!!!!! I usually crave some kind of protein after a race.

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  20. A used race bib are you kidding me? Ridiculous!
    Sadly I have zero appetite post race, although that pasta looks delicious.

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  21. A used bib? Really?! That seems so silly!
    That pasta looks absolutely delicious. I usually crave pasta or burgers post-race.

    Congrats on running a smart race! You were right to take it slow.

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