The Race. This morning Sir Giorgio and the Black Knight have run a race in Rome, the Vivicittà, 12.2 km along the banks of the Tevere river. As I cannot push because of my damaged knee, we planned to do only a (different) relaxing workout, a bit faster than the usual, but that dream didn’t come true. A lot of surprises were waiting for us: only 504 runners and an unbelievable path: cobblestones at the 6° km, deep mud from the 7° until the 10° km where we could run (and in part walk) only in single file. 11° and 12° km on the cobblestones! There we also met our friend TheYogi.
Stats. We finished shoulder to shoulder because Sir Giorgio was so kind to run all the race with me. My stats: finishing time 1:04:09 at the pace of 5:15/km (8:27/ml); 292 of 504 overall; 263 of 408 men and 28 of 48 age group. Here are my first pic I have found on the web and the landscape around the path (see St. Peter). The B.K. is the first on the left - almost invisible - with the n° 131.
Training. This week, before the race, I have done 4 workouts: running 10.2 km and 11.5 km (I cannot increase the mileage to prevent worst injures); swimming 2100 meters and 1800 meters.
Have a good week full of great workouts!!!!