Thursday, May 07, 2015

Tag your IT

I was tagged by Karen of Fair and Freckled to share my running favorites with you.
She has many great posts about running on her blog
Thank you Karen for tagging me.
I will tag Amy, Giorgio and all the blogger friends who would like to join.
Favorite running place. My favorite running place is a path who runs between my city and S.Marinella inside the green country and near the sea. The scenery is wonderful and the only noise you hear are the singing birds.
Favorite RaceI don’t have a favorite race even if I miss the races of the past (no more organized now) with few runners when we were pioneers of this sport: I mean early 80s. Below a photo of a race I have run in 1986:

Now I like to run where I can enjoy the scenery and the atmosphere. I can say: some races in Rome near the ancient monuments or inside green parks, the Florence marathon most of it through the historic centre, Edinburgh 10 miles and Parkrun, Athens 10 km and Berlin half marathon. Below the photos of my Marathons in Rome (1991) and Florence (2006):

Time of the day. I would like to run in the middle of the morning to enjoy the warm sun (obviously not in summer) but as I must work as the common humans have to do, I usually run at 07.00 a.m. before going to my office.
Ideal weatherConsidering the local weather: not summer because too hot and not spring because I have some allergies. Winter and fall are ok but I give my best at sunset under a light rain: it reminds the glorious time when I played rugby (middle 70s). Below a photo after a workout under the snow in 2012 (rarely it happens here):

Fuel. During the workout/race only natural water, after the effort a simple dose of magnesium and potassium to recover:

Rewards. At the end fresh water, but I also consider a special reward the fountains during a workout in summer. After a race Coca Cola with lemon. However a good swag is always well accepted if it contains nice memories such as t-shirt, keyring or something else.