Friday, October 07, 2011

October

October is the 2nd month of the marathon training. The workouts become always longer. Last Sunday I left home at 06.00 a.m. for a run 28 km (17.4 ml) long. The first 8 km were totally in the dark and the other 20 under a warm sun. I got home in time to watch in TV the rugby match Ireland-Italy: it was a shame, a "bloody sunday" with the final score 36-6. Everything was wrong and Ireland too strong. At last we are going to change the head coach!!!!
Here is the monthly mileage (in km), as you can see I began to increase the miles since June. (corsa facile - easy run; corsa in salita - hilly run; corsa lunga - long distance run; gara - race).
On Sunday the Black Knight Army will enter the Ostia 30 km race, for me it will only be a little bit faster training for the marathon, no more; for Sir Giorgio the longest distance ever and for his humble insolent squire Massimo .... we don't know because he was sick until yesterday.
Now I have another boring problem. This is my eye now, I don't know what happened but the doctor said that I am ok. Do I have to trust him?
Happy running, biking, swimming, racing .....

25 comments:

  1. Hey, I just signed up for a 30k, too. :) Mine is on trails, though, and will definitely NOT be fast. Should be fun, though.

    The eye looks scary, but I've known other people who've had that. Like a burst blood vessel or something? They were fine.

    Good luck in your upcoming race and have a great weekend!

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  2. If the doctor says it's okay, it probably is. I would wait a couple of days if it gets better, if not go back to the doctor.

    Good luck next Sunday on the race for both you and Giorgio.

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  3. wow. That looks painful! I guess trust the doc, right? Good luck at the 30k!

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  4. I guess you should have kept on running instead of watching that game. :)
    Very nice kilometers there, Stefano.
    Does your doctor know you are a runner? If he does and he still said all was fine, then I guess you trust him.
    Have lots of fun on Sunday. Hope you get good loot.

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  5. Get an eye patch and be a pirate runner for your next race!

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  6. azz, l'occhio massonico che tutto vede! la pressione l'hai misurata?
    cmq vada Dom speriamo di divertirci, ci becchiamo per il coffee...... ;)

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  7. Is it a doctor you have faith in? That would make the difference for me.
    Good luck with your race and eye.

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  8. Good luck with your race and with your eye! It looks like you might have burst a blood vessel in your eye. I'll be praying that your eye heals soon!

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  9. Bill, my husband had the same and it did clear on its own..does it cause you a lot of pain? he did not have a lot of pain..it was just annoying. I say trust the good Dr if this a Dr you know well.

    Good luck for the 30k!

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  10. Ow! Sorry about the eye. Same thing happened to a friend of mine and she was fine. It went away on it's own after a while. Good luck with your run on Sunday!

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  11. It only looks bad! As long as it doesn't bother you.
    Your training looks strong. Keep the injuries at bay.

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  12. I hope you can run tomorrow considering that the doctor says your eye is okay.
    See you tomorrow at 06:45 am!

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  13. Good luck with your race tomorrow! I hope that it goes well. Your eye will be fine. I get those occasionally when I run long.

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  14. Good luck in the race tomorrow, Stefano! Hope your weather is as nice for running as ours has gotten.

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  15. oooohh that eye looks scary! I hope it gets better soon - because it doesn't look good!

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  16. Yes, scary eye, good for Halloween!

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  17. I had something similar, when a blood vessel burst. It looked worse than it felt. I hope the same holds true for you. (And do you approve of the strategy I am employing in my latest blog post? I thought of you doing battle when I proposed it.)

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  18. Good luck with the increased mileage! Hopefully cooler weather will help out.
    Scary eye! I'm betting it looks worse than it is. I wonder what happened?

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  19. Is it a broken blood vessel in your eye? My son used to box now and then and had those sometimes; freaked me out but I guess they're pretty common. I hope you have a fantastic race this weekend with the 30K, you are doing awesome!!

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  20. I get eyes like that when it's windy in the hayfever season.

    So did you get the head-coach job? How about Australia's defense against South Africa? Do we have any hope against the All-Blacks?

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  21. Your marathon training is really going well, keep it going! I'm sure the eye will be fine. My dad is an ophthalmologist and he says it is fine...:) Sad week in SA with the rugby. Our team is better than Australia I think and should have beaten them.

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  22. Great training! Love the graph, too. I always like to see what others are doing. You race so often!

    Sorry about the eye. I have seen similar in friends. I had my eye do the same thing, but I was delivering a baby. Maybe you were doing something strenuous when it happened?? :)

    Have a great week!!

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  23. I hope the race went well, and that you eye has cleared up!!!

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  24. Ouch! I hope your eye is feeling better!!

    And great job on the runs. Hope the race went well!

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  25. I've had that with my eye too. Went to the eye doc as it spread and doc said it's fine. popped blood vessel. If it was closer to Halloween you could make it part of your costume.

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