Friday, January 06, 2012

2011: One Running Year

2011. That was a good year for me because I learned new lessons despite I have been running since 1985: the importance of the cross training (swimming and running); regular sessions of physiotherapy (a weekly massage) and, when the path of a race is too tough, to take it easy as a normal workout.

Final stats. Running: 2.183 km (1.356 mi), 170 workouts and 15 races (see below). Swimming: 41 km (25,4 mi) in 33 times. I stopped my swimming in early september to prepare the marathon that I didn’t run.

January 16 - Ostia: 14° Trofeo Lidense 14 km (8.7 mi) in 1:09:47 at the pace of 4’59”/km (8’01” mi). 746/259 overall, 678/1008 men and 55/110 age group. I got the first bottle of wine of the year. The B.K. is the #1002:

February 27 - Roma-Ostia half-marathon in 1:46:12 at the pace of 5’02”/km (8’06” mi). 5238/9486 overall and 363/781 age group. This was a success, I started from the last corral because my previous finishing time was not considered sufficient to get a bib to be included among the “real runners”. The B.K. is the #7055:

March 13 – Ladispoli Correndo nei Giardini 10 km in 47:41 at the pace of 4’46”/km (7’40” mi). 800/1479 overall and 63/132 age group. The B.K. is the #413:

19 – Edinburgh (Scotland) Park Run 5 km in 23:13 at the pace of 4’38” (7’27” ml). 104/252 overall and 5/22 in my age group (see the difference with the score in my italian region !!!).

April 03 – Civitavecchia Vivicitt√† 12 km (7.45 mi) in 58:31 at the pace of 4’52”/km (7’50 mi). 117/135 overall and 107/119 men. A race not to run anymore because there are 4 long hearthbreak hills. See again the difference with the races abroad (Edinburgh for instance). The B.K. is the #102:

10 – Montalto 17^ Maratonina 9.6 km (5.96 mi) in 44:50 at the pace of 4’40”/km (7’31”mi). 83/136 overall and 4° in my age group. Thanks to this 4th place I got a very big loot:

May 22 – Roma Race for the Cure 5 km in 23:57 at the pace of 4’48”/km (7’43” mi). We were 40.000 among walkers, joggers and runners, if I had got the competitive bib I would have arrived 825/1900 overall. My son Paolo raced too, he is the #26720:

June 04 – Roma Corri per l’Acorp 6 km (3.7 mi) in a hot afternoon with 30° C (86° F) on a dusty path. Finishing time 30:02 at the pace of 5’00”/km (8’03” mi), 102/170 overall and 18/25 age group. The B.K. is the #7:

July 08 – Orbetello Night Run 6.3 km (3.9 mi) on the cobblestones in 29:40 at the pace of 4’43”/km (7’35” ml). 152/196 overall and 15/17 (!!!!!) age group. The B.K. is the #16:

16 – S.Marinella Trofeo Perla del Tirreno 9.5 km (5.9 mi), through a tough and hilly path, in 48:09 at the pace of 5’04”/km (8’09” mi). 223/324 overall and 18/22 age group:

August 11 – Montefiascone Trofeo Avis 7.4 km (4.6 mi). When we arrived we decided to run very very slowly because it was a dangerous path: cobblestones and only uphill and downhill. That was the first time that I made the decision to take a race easy. Finishing time 41:18 at the pace of 5’35” (9’00” mi). 132/141 overall. This is the photo after the “ordeal”:

September 04 – Ladispoli Trofeo Todaro 6.06 km (3.76 mi) in 29:44 at the pace of 4’55” (7’55” ml). 59/75 overall.

25 – Grosseto BioHalf Marathon in 1:57:13, my PW on the distance, at the pace of 5’33”/km (8’56” mi) under the sun with 33° C (92° F) and weak for antibiotics. 207/257 overall, 190/233 men and 12/17 age group.

October 09 – Ostia 30 km del mare. Indeed it was 30.240 km (18.8 mi). I took it easy as a training for the marathon. Finishing time 2:52:45 at the pace of 5’43”/km (9’12” mi). 835/1077 overall, 756/940 men and 62/88 age group.

December 08 – Civitavecchia Liberty Run Christmas 10.3 km (6.4 mi), with only uphill and downhill, in 51:15 at the pace of 4’58”/km (8’00” mi). 88/106 overall (the runners at the start were 136).

Best wishes for a 2012 full of successful races, workouts and PB

27 comments:

  1. la sfida non è migliorarsi, ma confermare gli stessi tempi! ;) temo, caro mio, che stavolta al TL dovrai essere tu a trainarmi....

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  2. 2011 has been an adventure for you! You've learned valuable lessons that will help make 2012 even more amazing for you. I too am learning the benefits of therapeutic massage. : )

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  3. That haul of loot was amazing! Hmmm, yes, until recreational running takes off in a much more serious way in Italy, you will be getting race placements that are surprising for your Anglo-American readers...

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  4. You had an amazing year! I really like that you can say you are still learning about running after all these years. I feel the same way--we'll always be students of the sport!

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  5. Nice overview of your year in running! And it's nice to know that no matter how long we've been running we can still learn new things.
    Hope 2012 is a great running year for you!

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  6. Wow, you had a pretty full year of racing, and performed so well for all! Love that you are still learning....me too (been running about as long as you, actually since 1978). Can't wait to see where 2012 takes you, it's going to be a fantastic year!

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  7. Happy New Year!

    What an amazing 2011 you had, thanks for sharing all the races along with the photo's! Best Wishes for 2012, I can hardly wait to read all about your new adventures!

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  8. I think as runners we are always learning new things. It helps keep our mind and body young.

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  9. That was one good year for you, Stefano. I just know 2012 is going to be even better. Will you try to do Florence marathon again? Happy running to you!

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  10. You've had a good year. Can't wait to see what 2012 brings.

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  11. You had a busy year, even without being able to do any of your late-year marathon alternatives. I'd love to visit Italy, but not run in a race there! I'd be last for sure with all that speed.

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  12. You inspire me, BK! I have a lot to learn. I hope I can still be as fast as you and as longterm a runner for many years to come. I hope 2012 is a great year for you too!

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  13. here's to a wonderful healthy 2012 for you
    no injury!

    you had a busy year! it is true that we never stop learning..not just about running!

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  14. You had a good year filled with good races. Very consistent. Nice times in there too. Hope there's more of the same and perhaps a marathon to make up for missed Pisa in 2012!

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  15. You had a very full year. And isn't it funny that no matter how old we get, we still must learn our lessons (often the hard way)?

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  16. welcome to 2012 Stefano, you had a good 2011. I enjoyed your year review. I would love to add swiming and biking to my routine as well...someday it will happen for me. A happy healthy new year to you and yours

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  17. The fact that you are still learning means you are continuing to get better and stronger. You had a wonderful year!! I hope 2012 is another great year for you.

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  18. It looks like a very full year of running to me! I hope that 2012 brings you many victories.

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  19. What a great year of running! Wishing you many more running adventures (maybe even one down here in South Africa?!) for 2012 and beyond.

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  20. It's easy to see that you had great running adventures in 2011. The Ostia's 15 km race will be the first challenge in 2012. This morning I did 18 km with the squire: 5.37 min./km

    Tomorrow I'd like to run a relaxing session!
    See you soon!

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  21. Great report with a really impressive set of runs.

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  22. Best wishes to you in 2012!!

    I like the idea of weekly massage/T. I am just trying to get in once a month! It does wonders though.

    Great racing this year. Just to run is a gift!

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  23. an impressive year record :)
    may 2012 bring many more kilometres, and less injuries.
    bon courage
    marti

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  24. Wow, that's a great year!! Lots of races, lots of workouts, and great job cross-training. Nicely done!

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  25. Great review- you had a great year overall. Nice that you are still learning and finding the sport rewarding. Hope 2012 brings many new, fun adventures!

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  26. What a great year... it will be hard to top that in 2011. Me on the other hand will be on the sidelines and will running through running blogs. So keep up the good work.

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  27. You did a lot this year! I wish I could get a massage every week!!

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