Friday, April 05, 2013

March

Running/Swimming. After the first workouts, I have understood that I must take the runs very easy, no more than 3 times per week and no more than 9 km because I have problems around the broken vertebra. However now the pace is 6:00/km (9:39 m). Since last friday I have run 3 times: 8.4 km - 8.2 km - 8.4 km and swum twice: 2000 and 1800 meters. Here there are 2 available pools for me: one it’s possible to swim all the time you like but is crowded, the other one is usually empty but you have to leave after 45 minutes. I have always doubts: better alone or for more time? What do you think?
However this a wonderful period: warm and sunny. Here are some spring pics from my garden:

                       



March 2013: Running 63.7 km (39.6 m) – 8 workouts; Swimming 11.600 meters – 6 workouts; 6 days off after the moles surgery; 3 days off when I was in Dublin and 7 days rest.

March 2005: this is the Ladispoli 10 km photo:


Have a good April

19 comments:

  1. Your photos look like September in my garden. We are starting to feel the cold over here. Have a great weekend Stefano!

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  2. Love the turles!! Glad you are being patient about your running. Hope the pain-free running continues as well as the spring temps.

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  3. I guess if it was my choice, I'd swim where it is less crowded until/unless 45 min just seemed way too short.

    I'm envious of the blooms in your garden! No flowers yet for me.

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  4. Beautiful pics! I have to say, I'd go for the less crowded pool - it's frustrating that it's such a short time, but a disorganized crowded lane is not relaxing to swim in. (I'm happy to swim with 6-7 if it's a masters workout where we're all swimming the same bits, but the Columbia University open lane swim hours are unusable because there are often 6-9 people swimming very waywardly, it's too annoying! Can you get a weekly long easy swim in open water over summer months?)

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  5. Great pics! Love the turtles. Sounds like you are taking a very sensible approach to your training! No advice on pool swimming from me though.

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  6. solo tutta la vita! magari più intensamente.... ;)

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  7. Send some Spring and sunshine to us here please

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  8. Are all those turtles in your garden? And why do you have to leave the pool after 45 minutes if it is empty? That sounds crazy. I would prefer to swim for more than 45 minutes if possible.

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  9. You are such a great example of persisting despite being injured. You prove that you can still stay fit even if you have injuries.

    Your garden is looking lovely.

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  10. Better alone & get a good work out in. I'm glad you're still running, as we get older reality intrudes but we do what we can.

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  11. I love that you have turtles in your garden; those guys don't exist much over here.

    I say go to the longer drive pool to do some shorter, speedier work and then use the crowded pool on the days you have longer swims. I don't like crowds much so I tend to avoid them as much as possible.

    So glad you are running more...and your pace is greatly improving :).

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  12. 6:00 per km is more than respectable - that's faster than we ran this morning. Good shot of you in the '05 10k. Hopefully there's a 10k 'not for loot' race in your future.

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  13. Oh I love the turtles! I have to say I agree with Jill!

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  14. The weather is going to be sunny enough and we can enjoy beautiful runs. Glad to see your performance of 5 min./km this morning.
    Beautiful picture of your turtles.

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  15. Love the pics from your garden! Enjoy spring!!

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  16. what a beautiful garden, and i love the turtles!

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  17. Love the turtles in the garden. Seems as though you are back on to something man. I hope that it will continue to blossom as such as your garden. Take care.

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  18. Cute turtles!
    Glad you are able to be running again, even if you have to be careful. I am hoping to do that too sometime in the next few months. We shall see...

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  19. Love the spring pictures from your garden, turtles are so cute! Happy running, but stay healthy...swimming alone is my choice, blessings my friend!
    Shannon at I Survived and Now I Run

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