Friday, May 11, 2012

April

April 2012. Stats. Running only 124.6 km (77.4 m) in 12 workouts and 2 races. Swimming 20.600 meters in 10 workouts.
April 1991. In that month I ran my second and fastest marathon in 3:34:09 and I finished 124 of 195. Yes, only 195 runners in Rome! We were pioneers.


Training. Since my last post I have run 3 times (9 km - 10.8 km - 10.4 km) and I have swum 4 times (1900 m - 2600 m - 1900 m - 2000 m). The runs have to be slow and short not to injury more both the knees.

Piombino. Wednesday I went to Piombino (Tuscany) for a seminar where I was one of the speakers. The subject was "Environmental Management in Ports by Using Ecoports Tools". Here are 2 photos from the promenade where you can also see the Isles Elba and Capraia.



Have a good week-end

21 comments:

  1. Very respectable stats. Short slow runs are much better than no runs at all! Beautiful, beautiful work environment...

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  2. I'm just glad to see you can run. 124.6km for April not so long after we heard you might not run again. I think it is great! A good weekend to you as well Stefano!

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  3. Great training! Love the photos, beautiful as always.

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  4. great workouts!! Love that you were pioneers in the Rome marathon!

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  5. You live in such a beautiful place. Any open water swims yet?

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  6. It's amazing how much running and racing have changed over the years. Beautiful pics! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Beautiful pictures of the ocean (sea)!!

    Isn't it interesting how much the marathon world has evolved in all these years? That marathon probably has 10x that many people and with that time, you'd place pretty close to the front.

    Glad the knee is allowing you to run a bit and great job on the swimming.

    Happy weekend!! :)

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  8. Your April stats are great, just glad that you can run at all buddy! Love the marathon Picture!

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  9. eh, nel 91 ero ancora vittima dei miei eccessi — praticamente nell'altra vita....

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  10. Your numbers are waaay better than mine. I'm not exactly sure when I ran last. But I'm running with friends on Sunday, which should be painful and humbling and fun. :)

    My dad worked at an inland port for years, so any time you post about your job I think of him. :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  11. Probably one of the best quotes in a Blog I have seen for years

    "...Yes, only 195 runners in Rome! We were pioneers...."

    I love to think that people of "our age" are the pioneers of today's generation of runners. Plus a little pride in me says that after 22 years I am just ~8:00 minutes slower than your Rome marathon time :-D

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  12. Great photo from the "pioneer days"! You are averaging some very good numbers in your swimming workouts (If I am doing the math right) 2km per workout seems like a lot to me.

    Thanks for sharing the photos of the promenade. What a lovely place.

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  13. Looks like you and I are running about the same amount at the moment. And look at you back in 1991! You looked fit and fast - and your time proves it. I'm having trouble wrapping my head around a major city marathon that only had 195 runners. You were definitely a pioneer.

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  14. pretty good month for someone who was supposed to not run anymore!!! beautiful pictures! happy mother's day to your wife!

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  15. You almost look photoshopped into that first photo!

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  16. I am so glad to see you are running. It does not matter your runs are slow now. You will start running fast soon enough. I know you will.
    I love the photo from pioneer times.
    It is interesting how I never associate Tuscany with sea views.

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  17. I love the photo of your PB marathon--you look hard-core!

    Your running miles look very impressive to me. Mine for April were zero....but May will be a different story.

    The photos from your trip are beautiful!

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  18. The weekend is over, but it was good!

    Amazing how few runners there were in '91. Not enough to have pacing groups for a marathon! 3:34 is a good time. Your training has been going well - keep it up.

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  19. Beautiful photos! I have a BS in Environmental Science! Love hearing how Italy is keeping their ports clean and business eco-friendly! Great job running all those years - it's a tribute to you and your love of running!

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  20. Beautiful photo of you where you were running along "Piazza di Spagna"!
    Excellent time on your 2nd marathon! I can't believe that twenty years ago 195 people ran the Rome's marathon.

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  21. Only 195 runners?!? That's crazy!!

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