Friday, April 20, 2012
Mud and Cobblestones
The Proof. Last Sunday part of the Black Knight Army ran the Vivicittà in Rome and found a crazy path with mud and cobblestones. Here are the “direct evidences”; the Black Knight is the n° 131 and Sir Giorgio the n° 130 (we are only in the first photo). See also how beautiful is the landscape in the background:
But mud and cobblestones were not the only problem. The start and the finishing line were 2 km far and, to come back to the car, we also turned on the wrong way so, finally, we ran more than 15 km: too many for my poor damaged knee that now hurts a little.
Training. Running: sunday 12.2 km (the race) and thursday very very slow 9.3 km not to overstress the knee. Swimming: monday and today 1700 meters, wednesday 2500 meters. Why this difference? I go to 2 different swimming pools near home: in one you can swim all the time you want and in the other one no more than 45 minutes (where usually I lose 5 minutes for the warm-up and the final stretching in the water). I must mainly use the second because I am allergic at the chlorine and after every workout in the first pool (where I could swim without time limits) I spend 2 days with a strong and boring itch.
The Future. On april 29th a trail 7.8 km long in Grosseto (Tuscany) with Sir Giorgio and on June 23 the debut in open water (swimming): 1° Tricolour Trophy 2.5 km in Torvaianica (Rome).
Happy running, biking, swimming and hiking