Monday, June 04, 2012

May

May 2012. Stats. Running 130.8 km (81.2 m) in 10 workouts and 1 race. Swimming 22400 meters in 11 workouts.
May 1988. In that month I ran my first half marathon and the finishing time was 1:33:51 (92 of 148 overall). The Black Knight is the first on the left:


Training. I am running painfree but I take care, avoiding long distances and speed works (also tempo-runs). The normal pace of my workouts is 6:00/km (9:40/m) and the distance no more than 16 km (10 m). Swimming is going well even if I am allergic at the chlorine and there is no solution. However I noticed that in one of the two pools the problem is low but it is not allowed to swim for more than 40 minutes while, in the other one, I wouldn't have time limits. I cannot wait for swimming in the sea!!!

Tolfa. Yesterday I had dinner with my family in Tolfa, a nice little town on the hills near my city. We spent very good time together and we ate a wonderful pizza.


Change role in the Black Knight Army: Lady Raina, former "strategist", now is the official "dessert taste-tester".

Have a good running, swimming, riding and hiking week

25 comments:

  1. Love those old photos. 1:33:51 is a great time for a first half marathon. When I was in my 20s I think I ran about 1:37 for my first.

    Your running is going quite well. Stick to that routine and make small adjustments. We often run at 6:00 minute kms - that's quite a good pace for maintaining running fitness. Your running will also benefit from all that swimming!

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  2. Great month of May Stefano. Good to hear that you are still running painfree.

    I'm in your country as of Saturday, first Florence, then Pietralunga, then San Gimignano and we end our trip in Lucca.

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  3. So glad to hear that you are running pain free! Allergy to chlorine affects a lot of people - too bad they can't find another way to keep swimming pools clean...

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  4. certo che è il colmo, aver bisogno del nuoto ed essere allergici al cloro.... quasi come andare in bici con le emorroidi! :)) meglio scherzarci, dai....

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  5. Great month of trianing. Pain free is fantastic!

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  6. Good month if you think there was talk that you won't run again. We have a lot of gyms here that use salt instead of chlorine. Have a good week!

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  7. Real pizza in a setting like that--amazing! Glad you continue pain free. And ocean swimming is wonderful--are you waiting for it to warm up?

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  8. I'm glad to hear that you're running pain free! Sounds like a great month, and I'm jealous of the pizza. Pizza is my favorite food!

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  9. Beautiful photo of Tolfa! I must remind you about our training around Tolfa's hills. We planned this training last week, after we had a lunch with Stella.

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  10. I'm learning from your experience. Thank you for sharing!

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  11. glad you are running pain-free - take care!

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  12. For someone who is injured, you are still running more in a month than me!

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  13. The sea will be fantastic - no irritated membranes!

    At the boot camp I go to we do the notorious "Tabata intervals" running on sand - it's much less hard on the legs than any other surface, really minimizing injury risks, but the cardiovascular challenge is amazing. Warm up, then 8 x 20 seconds ALL OUT, 10 seconds rest... don't try it on regular ground, but if you have either actual beach or something like a sand volleyball court (that's what we use), you might find it interesting to try.

    http://www.active.com/triathlon/Articles/Go-for-Broke-with-Tabata-Intervals.htm

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  14. Beautiful town! Do you have to obey the time limits in the pool if no one is waiting to come in?

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  15. I hope your sea swims come sooner rather than later--swimming in a pool is dull even if you're not allergic to the chlorine! Beautiful photo of Tolfa!

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  16. Tolfa looks like a town I would like
    I hope everyone you know were safe and not affected by the recent earthquake

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  17. in effetti come dare torto a marco ??

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  18. You're doing such a great job managing your running so you stay pain-free. Doesn't seem fair that you're allergic to the chlorine when you swim.

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  19. Glad you are continuing to run without pain. I'm very glad to had such a nice evening with your family!

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  20. Glad you are running pain free. You still run faster and longer than I do, I'm backing off for my knee also.

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  21. Tolfa is beautiful!

    Wow, that is an amazingly fast time for a first half-marathon.

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  22. it seems you are doing well and that is awesome and amazing, congratulations! Swimming is a great exercise to take up, have fun and be safe my friend!

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  23. Ahh...Nice to hear you are running pain free !!! I love the pic of you beating out the other two! what a beatiful setting for real pizza with your family! One day...one day i will make it over there to see your beautiful country!

    Take care~

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  24. Happy to hear you are pain free! And pizza....please send me some : )

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  25. Love your wonderful photos from the 80's! That was a speedy race. Thanks for my re-assignment, commander. I am very happy to report to duty. Anyone can send your desserts! I am ready to inspect and taste test.

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