Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Happy New Year + December
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES
December 2013. This was a good month for running with no injures and only one short trip abroad: 13 workouts and, at last, 1 race for a total of 134.3 km (83.4 m) at the average pace of 6:01/km (8:04/m). As I promised myself I took it easy, going slow and with no long distance runs, in fact the max single mileage was 12 km (7.45 m). Also the races are now only a way to make a different workout. Swimming: only 7 times for a total of 11800 meters because the swimming pool, during the holidays, has an opening time not compatible with my work schedule. This is a picture of the Black Knight/St. Claus at the start of the last race on Dec. 15th:
December 1986. Yes, 27 years ago! It looks like another era: see the cars, the buildings and the running clothes. On the right at that time the railway and now an open market with a big parking; the old houses now are modern buildings with shops. It was a tremendous hilly 14.4 km (9 m) race and I lost more than 3 minutes because I had to wait for the passage of the train: other times, different organization! Finishing time (I didn’t stop the clock during the passage) 1:06:47 at the pace of 4:38/km (7:27 m), 63 of 86 overall.