Friday, June 24, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Training. I noticed that in the latest races I have lost some positions on the uphill so I decided to include more hilly workouts. No speedworks but a weekly tempo-run. This is the training of the last week: sat. 15.4 km, tue 10.6 km and today 15 km.; mon and wed swimming 1400 and 1350 meters.
Races. This is not a good period because the races are organized in little towns where there are terrible uphill/downhill and I don’t want to risk my legs. In Rome there are only crowded events with thousands runners and a very poor swag (a t-shirt in cotton for the first 400/500 and, if you are lucky, you receive a "s" or "xxl" size because it is impossible to get a normal “medium”). The ultimate decision is: the Black Knight Army, waiting for September, will only enter 1 race for month.
Question: Do you change your running/swimming/biking schedule in summer?
Friday, June 10, 2011
Prologue. Last Saturday (June 4) the Black Knight (n° 7) and Sir Giorgio (n° 8) went to Rome to run, through the beautiful park of Villa Pamphili, the Corri per l’Acorp (6 km – 3,7 ml) an event to help the children in Brasil. There we met the blogger GIAN CARLO (n° 108) and we took a photo all together. We ran in a hot afternoon (30° C - 86°F) on a dirty patch full of dust.
The report. It was a total failure, I don’t know what happened but after 4 km I was already tired. The last 2 km were a real ordeal, a nightmare. Sir Giorgio ran all the race near me because he noticed that I didn’t feel good. Finishing time 30’02” at the pace of 5’00”/km. (8’03”/ml), 102° of 170 overall and 18° of 25 a.g. Here is the photo of the final “rush”:
Question: In case you don’t feel good: is it better to finish the race or to withdraw? Have you ever had a similar experience?