Friday, November 25, 2011

The Last Chance

Marathon: the last chance. I planned 3 months of training, since september, to run this sunday the Florence Marathon but many health problems (teeths and bronchitis) didn't allow to follow the scheduled plan and I had to give up. I skipped many workouts included long distance and tempo runs. As second possibility I thought to enter Latina (dec. 4) or Reggio Emilia (dec. 11) but the first is psychologically tough because there are 3 laps to do and the second is far from here. The last chance is the Pisa Marathon on dec. 18, a beautiful city of art and only 2 hours of (fast) train from here. But .... between the Black Knight and the Pisa Marathon there are 33km to run tomorrow or sunday.

Surfing the web, I have found these two pictures of the Trofeo Todaro that I ran last September with Sir Giorgio. As usual in these places there were few (only 75) but fast runners.


Happy Running Everyone

24 comments:

  1. The Pisa Marathon sounds amazing! Hope you get in that last 33 km run...!

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  2. Good luck getting 33 km in this weekend. I am keeping my fingers crossed that you manage it, because I know you would like to do Pisa. So I'll be sending you good running vibes!!!

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  3. You are the Black Knight. You can do it, I know you can! And then you will run your best marathon yet.
    Good luck, Stefano.

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  4. I second what Ewa says..you can do this and then Pisa will be yours!

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  5. Good luck with the 33k. It's long but you can do it.

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  6. PI è la più bella, devi farti sto trentello a tutti i costi! vacci domani, almeno ti resta Dom in caso di imprevisti.... ;D

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  7. I'm amazed by all the small fast races you encounter. That almost never happens here! sure there are small events, but typically those bring out community members who might not normally do a 5k or whatever.

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  8. The Pisa Marathon sounds good. I hope it works out.

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  9. Have a great 33k! Hope your training goes smoothly from here until Pisa.
    Great photos! Most of my races are fairly small, but I was in one Thursday that had over 600 people. that's big for here :)

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  10. I hope that your run goes well and that the Pisa marathon works out. Sounds like a wonderful place for a race. Thinking of you and hope it all goes well!

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  11. You can do it! I hope it will go well.
    I have been to Pisa! I loved it!

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  12. Good luck, Stefano! You've got this.

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  13. A Latina io ci sono, con la mia bella bronchitella!

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  14. You go Stefano, I know you can do this 33 km this weekend!

    I think we will try to buy tickets for the Springsteen concert in Florence. We have plans to go to Tuscany for a vacation in June and this would be perfect. Still no news if he's coming to Holland, if not we might go to another concert, I'm having my eyes on Dublin for that, never been there and want to see this city someday.

    Good luck with the 33K.

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  15. Good Luck with the marathon I too was a little hesitant to do a marathon in October because I felt I needed the long runs I did not do I was cosistant will my weekly milage though. On the encouragement of a few people I signed up on the last day of registration!! I am truly happy I did turn out to be a great day for the marathon and I couldn't have been more happy with my results. Nice photos!!

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  16. We are running 20 km tomorrow (Santa Marinella).
    The Pisa Marathon on Sunday, December, 18th, is the best solution. Let me know about your 33 km run as soon as possible!

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  17. Hope you enjoyed a successful 33k run Stefano. Let us know how you fared!

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  18. Pisa sounds good to me! I hope you had a great run this weekend! Thank you for all the good wishes for my father in law.

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  19. I hope your 33K happened! Let us know! :^)

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  20. So...how did it go?

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  21. Wow, that's a tiny race! Nice pics though.

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  22. Hope the 33 km went well! Good luck at Pisa!!!

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  23. Curious ... did you get tickets for the Springsteen concert in Florence? We did, so happy about that.

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  24. Very belated good luck! I've been so busy, I have gotten really behind on reading blogs.

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