Saturday, July 25, 2015

Santa Marinella by night race

I haven't got any picture of the 7k race which I ran on July 18th in Santa Marinella. The race started at 09:30 pm and the organization wasn't good enough: after the race runners couldn't have any fruit or drinks containing minerals. That's unthinkable in Summer time after a race.  
I maintained the same pace of 04:20 min./km which I did two weeks ago in my previous 7 km race. Not too bad, considering that the track was hilly, and the weather was hot and humid. I think I will not run that race once again.
I'd like to show a picture which I took this morning  while I was running past the port. It shows a sailing ship. I didn't see its flag, so I don't know where that ship comes from. If that white bus hadn't been there, the picture would have seemed very old.  It would seem a picture taken in the 1920s.
Nice weekend to everyone!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A running blogger from Chicago

This week has been a very busy week. I will be on Holiday since July 28th, that's why I have had no choice than working too hard. What I need most is a period of digital disconnection, and I love the idea of going on holiday without mobile phone (I mean the cellphone which I use for job). Consequently, after a crazy busy month at work, I soon realise how satisfying any vacation is when it is not interrupted by cellphone, whatApp or snapchat.  
On the running front, last Tuesday I had a great time in Rome, where I met Marcia, a blogger friend from Chigago. She visited Rome with her husband and her two adorable girls. Black Knight was there too. We walked a lot through old squares and past Rome's main landmarks. It seemed that they enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. Marcia and her husband were really interested in Rome's history. They were very kind as they asked me to visit Chigago.
This afternoon I am going to run a 7k race in Santa Marinella (50 k North from Rome). The race starts at 8:30 pm, and  I really hope the weather will not be warm and humid in the evening.
I took the picture below in Santa Marinella last Wednesday, while I was in a nice place close to the sea. Unfortunately, I was there for job. 

The next picture shows how I'm getting carbohydrates before the race. It's spaghetti with clams, a typical Italian Summer dish.

Nice weekend to everyone!


Sunday, July 05, 2015

Orbetello, 7 km race at night

I haven't been running the Orbetello Night Run since 2012. On Friday, July 3rd I ran that fun race  throught  the old side of that special town of Tuscany. The race started at 9 PM, and we had no choice but running in the dark. It was less than 7 kilometres, and the cobblestones along the track, which you can see in the picture below,  weren't dangerous (I ran with blue running clothes and the number 210 on my shirt).
Stefano also ran that race and enjoyed it althought the weather was humid and warm. Fortunately, a temperate wind from the sea helped us while we were running the race. After I had crossed the finish line, some volunteers gave me prunes and apricots. It was better than useless cakes made with palm oil and bad flour, as I sometimes saw after I had run other races. The average pace was 4:20 min./K, as I crossed the finish line after 29 mins and 58 seconds.   Moreover, I got  a good loot (jam, pasta, and cookies), visited a special place of Tuscany, and had a delicious dinner there
Nice week to all my blogger friends!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A picture before the race

As mentioned in my previous post, I ran my last race on June 2nd. I would like to post a picture which was taken that day before race.
I also show a picture of an olive tree which is as large as a car. I saw it while I was doing a training sessions last week. And last but not least, two cakes made at home ... although  I shouldn't get a lot of carbohydrates in Summer :) The black one with blueberries is my favourite.

Nice runs to everyone!

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Snapshot on the finish line

On June 2nd I wrote down a post about the 9k race which I ran on the same day in my town. Unfortunately, I didn't show any picture of the running event, because  two days ago I hadn't it. Now, I've just got an image of the race,  as a friend of mine has just sent it. The picture, which he probably found through the web, was taken while I was crossing the finish line (I'm on the left with Yellow shirt). 
Happy running, swimming, and biking to everyone!

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Weather is warmer: more fruits and veggies

I've just run a 9 km race here in my town. Today  the weather has been sunny and  perfect for running. The race started at 7 pm, and there were about  220 runners. Today four races have been held in Rome and its surroundings.
I crossed the finish line after 41 minutes, and my average pace was 4:40 min/k.
Unfortunately,  I am not adequately trained at the moment, and I am aware that  I would get injuried if I had run faster than 4:40 min./k. Moreover,  I haven't been running a race since January 4th.   
Meanwhile, I have already changed  the food because weather is going to be warmer. The main part of the meal consists of fruits and veggies, such as lettuce, asparagus and white cabbage finely sliced. They will be on the table in the next weeks.
Nice week to all my blogger friends!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunset along the running path

Just a note to show you the scenery that I enjoyed last week. I saw that sunset while I was running on the way back after I had done 1 hour and 10 minutes. I didn't run as fast as I should, considering that my average pace was 5:30 min./k ... In additon, I was running with my camera :)

Happy running!