Saturday, November 30, 2013

Nicosia (Cyprus)

CYPRUS. This week I have spent 4 days in Nicosia (Cyprus) for an European Project meeting about the infomobilty. It was impossible to run because in the hotel there was not a gym and on the streets it was difficult: traffic, men at work and short sidewalks. However I had the time to visit both the parts of the city: the greek and the turkish one, moreover I had the possibility to taste good local food while listening popular music: very nice time! Here are some photos. On the first, one moment of relax after a whole day of meeting (the B.K. is the 4th from left):

RUNNING. On the running front the things go wrong for all the commitments. It is difficult to follow a scheduled plan or also a simple routine without specific goals. I hope to sign up for one race before the end of the year but I am afraid I have to go abroad again very soon (Brussels for sure). This morning I have run hilly 12.1 km (7.5 m) but after 15 minutes, because of a hidden root, I heavily felt on the ground. Luckily I was able to keep on running again and the "nice" memories are a bruise on the left hip and the right hand wounded.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Italia - Argentina

Running. After the flu I am on the road again. I took 8 days off and since tuesday I have made 3 workouts, the usual 10 km in 60:00: this is my possibility now to prevent more injures. Next week I spend 4 days abroad so I don't know if I will be able to run. No swimming yet. I hope to come back in the pool next week end.

Rugby. Yesterday I went to Rome for the rugby match Italia-Argentina. The Azzurri have lost again 14 - 19: we don't have a kicker!!!!! The day was terrible, rainy and cold. After a short walk through Navona Square we went to eat a delicious pizza before going to the stadium.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Bad Luck

Bad Luck. I was sure that sunday would have been the right day to run a race again: a flat route, I felt good and I was confident with the distance of 10 k. But unfortunately since tuesday I am at  home for a strong flu with sore throat and cough. Moreover it is important to recover soon because I have to leave for Nicosia (Cyprus). About the image below: I am not superstitious, I have a wonderful black cat too.

Trevi Fountain. Few days ago I went to Rome for a conference. I didn’t know the small square where the meeting was to be held. What a surprise! The place was on the corner of Trevi Fountain. Here are 2 photos of that day:

Friday, November 08, 2013


Brussels. On Nov. 6th and 7th I have been to Brussels for the ESPO award ceremony. I didn’t bring with me the running clothes and I was "lucky" because it was rainy weather for both the days. Here are some photos of the city:

Running. On the running front I cannot complain. I take the workouts easy and I am planning a 10 km race with Sir Giorgio. Maybe in Rome on nov. 17th. This afternoon I have tried the distance on a challenging route with a relaxing pace without pushing at all: finishing time 58:30.  See the elevation chart:

Swimming. The things go well. Swimming is a complementary activity or is …. running the complementary one? However I am following a healthy cross training.