Saturday, August 13, 2011
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 KnightQuestion: What is your favorite post-race dish?