Saturday, January 31, 2015

January

January 2015. At last, after a lot of time, I have spent a "normal" month with no injures or big limitations. I succeed in alternating running and swimming with 1 or 2 days of rest per week. Of course the long distances and the speed works are only beautiful memories of the past. In the meantime I keep on doing postural exercises twice a week under the supervision of an expert rehabilitation physiotherapist: thanks to this activity my back feels better.
Stats: running 132 km (82 m - 12 workouts and 1 race), swimming 13900 meters (9 workouts).
Pictures: my grandsons and the sunset from the window of my office.



January 1997. After some days off for a flu I entered a short cross 5.5 km long. Finishing time 23:22, pace 4:15 km (6:50 m) despite I got lost and I ran some seconds through a wrong way. 6th of 50 overall.



Have you ever run on a wrong way during a race?

16 comments:

  1. January was good for you and you've made an amazing recovery! I don't think I've ever made a wrong turn in a race. If I have I don't remember it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ahhhhh, my friend, you are making some great gains. A month with no hiccups? OH YEAH!!! So happy for you; I think thi sis a sign of good things to come for the new year for you.

    I have made MANY wrong turns in races, especially trail races where the courses aren't marked well. At the Carlsbad Marathon (in California), I turned at the half way mark for the half marathoners and ran about a mile out of my way before I realized that I was suppose to go straight. So I ran 28 miles that day and deemed it my first "ultra" marathon :).

    I owe you an email. I apologize for being so tardy...oh man life's been nuts.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh hurray! I'm so happy you had a good month!

    I've been slightly off track in a race, but luckily some hikes nearby let me know quickly the right way to go. Of course, in adventure races we've DEFINITELY been way off course. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. A month without injury - that's real success. I'm so happy for you.

    ReplyDelete
  5. It is wonderful to hear some good news. You sound accepting of what you can't do and pleased with what you can.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hooray for a normal month with no injuries - so happy for you!

    Your grandsons are gorgeous :) .

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a beautiful picture of the two grandson!

    So happy to hear you're ready for the next battle. I am afraid I will not be able to run 10 km race at a sub 5 min./km pace. During last month I haven't run as much as I should, because of cold and rain. But I don't care. The most import things are the place, the event, the pre-race astmosphere, etc.
    See you soon.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Yay! That is a great start to the year! :)

    Ha ha, I ran the wrong way at a 10K in Nov when the leaders went the wrong way! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm so glad you have had a great month. And can I come work at your office? Lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  10. That's great news you had such a great month.

    ReplyDelete
  11. buono. bentornato

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm so happy to read this post! You are getting stronger again! I have run wrong ways often in trail races but never on the road. 1997 was my best running year for PB's.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great news, loved this post! Glad to see you back at it. Speed not important. Grandsons are very cute too!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Congratulations on an injury-free month! And yes, I have run the wrong way in a race; once I went a whole mile extra in a marathon.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Nice month! Keep going like that and you will enjoy (and do well) at the Edinburgh Parkrun :) And you won't get lost! Nice pic. I got lost once in the Six Foot Track Marathon, following many other runners down the wrong road :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. So glad you are over the hump with the injuries! You had a long hard road, and I hope you continue to be able to enjoy your running. I love your 1997 race pic and time :) You sure could knock out some fast splits!

    ReplyDelete