Thursday, February 09, 2012
Injured. I am injured, I didn't listen to my body, I didn't want to stop my runs because I had the good sensation to run faster, to improve day after day. I thought that slowing down during the workouts and the last tough race was the right solution. This because my main goal is (was) the Roma-Ostia half marathon, the most participated in Italy, where I would have liked to establish the time to start the next half marathons in better corrals (last year my finishing time was 1:46:12 and this year my possible goal was 1:43:59). The day before yesterday I did the magnetic resonance imaging to understand why I have pain inside my left knee, however even if I had nothing (as my phisyo said), I must take 10 days off and take it easy for the following 3 weeks. Swimming will help but it is not the same.
Snow. After 27 years a heavy snowfall covered the city. All the inhabitants were unprepared but not the Black Knight Army. Last friday, the day of the snowfall, the Black Knight, Sir Giorgio and his humble servant Massimo, ran 10.5 km in the darkness through the frozen city where they didn't meet other runners. It happened in a magic atmosphere unknown in these places: different lights and shadows, the falling snow, the ice on the desert streets, the unreal silence (there were no cars): great and new experience! Here are 3 photos: the first is my absolute worst pic possible (taken after the workout - see the ice on the hat), the second in my backyard and the third inside my wife's car: