Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Umbria

Umbria. I spent one week in Umbria (green region in the heart of Italy) with my wife Daniela. We visited many beautiful places but the heat was a problem (40° C - 104 F). In the pictures (click to enlarge) you can see Preci (n°1), Sibillini Mountains Park (n° 2 - with Daniela - and 7), Collescille (n° 3), Spoleto (n° 4 and 5), Cascia (n° 6), Acquaro (n° 8), Visso (n° 9 and 10) and Todi (n° 11 and 12). In the photos n° 1 and 3 the Black Knight wears with pride the t-shirt of the italian rugby team (Azzurri). It was impossible to make workouts, too hot, but we had an accommodation in a hotel with pool and treadmill where I could swim and run.












Training. I keep on running and swimming to be ready to start on sept. 5th the scheduled program for the Florence Marathon. In the meantime every week I also make a long distance run with the help of my friends Giorgio, his squire Massimo and Gianni.

Question. Do you find the time for your workouts when you are in vacation or when you travel for business?

....and as Jill wrote: run strong, my friends!!!

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Have to get there some day!!

    I always carve out time early in the morning for workouts on vacation. I do it before the family is ready for the day so that it won't interfere with any plans. Just makes me feel better!

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  2. Your pictures are gorgeous as always! It stinks that it was so hot. Ugh.

    It depends on how lazy I am if I get in workouts on a trip. Not usually like I would at home, bc it means leaving my husband to deal with all the kids in a strange place.

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  3. I'm really bad about finding time to run on vacation. Sometimes I just want to sleep in and then we go off and do other things!

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  4. davvero tanto caldo, ma la disciplina è importante: ho ridotto la durata delle sedute ma non l'intensità, e poi c'è la piscina..... oh, belle foto!

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  5. What beautiful country! I don't get on too many vacations, but i try to make an adventure run if I get the chance. :)

    I hope you will enjoy cooler temps when you start your training with the other "knights and squires" :)

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  6. Love the pictures! What a beautiful area.
    Yes, I run and workout on vacation because I enjoy it in different places. I don't travel for business.

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  7. 104 degrees? Yuck! Makes our 98 degrees look like nothing here in Denver today. I shouldn't complain because I'd much rather wear shorts than long, hot, jeans!

    Those are gorgeous pictures! US history is nothing compared to European history! Sad that we think 100 years is "old" here.

    Florence Marathon - I'd love to do that someday. I just google'd it but it's all in Italian so I can't read it :) but could see the date is Nov. 27th. I can't wait to follow your journey!!

    Run strong, Black Knight! :)

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  8. Beautiful!!!!!
    I am coming for a visit this weekend is that ok?
    ha ha !!!!

    Yes I do run while on vacation.

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  9. btw, I meant to tell you that the gloves you gave me for the holiday exchange were well-used on the adventure up Pikes Peak Saturday!! :)

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  10. I loved Umbria when we were there 2 years ago. One of the most beautiful regions of Italy in my opinion.

    I try to run a few times while on vacation just for fun. If I'm in the middle of a training plan I just start a few weeks earlier so I won't have to worry about running during my vacation.

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  11. Just so beautiful!

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  12. Beautiful photos, as always!!

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  13. What a beautiful area to visit! I will have to visit Italy some day! :)

    Glad that your training is going well!

    I plan several of my vacations around running events, so I get the exercise in during the trip while also seeing more of the city I'm visiting. Win win!

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  14. It looks beautiful. Yes, 104F is too hot to run very far.

    I ran every day on my recent holiday to the US and Canada (treadmill saved me some days as it was 100F at times), but sometimes only 5k. I wanted to keep the habit of running going (and didn't want to return to Canberra as fat as Ruth ;)

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  15. Beautiful photos! Thanks for showing us your country! I'm quite good at keeping to my running schedule while on holiday. Then again, nearly all my holidays include some crazy race! :)

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  16. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. Italy is so beautiful!
    Too bad it was so hot though. I remember visiting Rome and it was 42C - pure murder. We get such temps here, in CA but there is no humidity so it is a bit easier to stand.
    It seems to me I find it easier to keep my running schedule when I am away from home. Too many excuses here to skip a workout.
    I think forgot to ask you. Are you on Facebook?

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  17. I usually can run on vacation, but have a heck of a time swimming and my bike usually doesn't come along.

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  18. My husband and I are very active on vacations, and try to swim or hike or walk at some point, but the workout isn't a priority. We just do something to keep moving.

    Beautiful pictures!

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  19. Umbria is a beautiful region. Have you ever run a race in Umbria? We could try to run a race there, maybe in South Umbria.

    Yesterday I really enjoyed the first part of the long run. I'm sure that next week I'll be in better shape.

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  20. What? I white T-shirt?The black knight always wear black. :)

    The pics are beautiful

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  21. That is a beautiful region...wonderful photos!
    I try to work out on vacation...especially if I'm currently on a training plan for a race. :)

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  22. Gorgeous photos, they could be in a calendar! I usually walk so much during vacation, that I don't feel guilty if I can't run. : )

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  23. That is so beautiful!! I try to get my runs in the morning during vacation, but half the time I don't do them :) I always have the intention of doing them though.

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