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!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

We have just spent our 25th Wedding Anniversary in Ravello

On April 26th we celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary. So we spent three days in Ravello, South Italy, and before we left the kids had given us white roses and orchids.
Ravello is located at more than 300 Kilometres South from Rome, and it's a very relaxing place. We stayed in a nice hotel located next to the car parking and the main town's square and landmarks. The room was comfortable enough, and its window offered us a wonderful scenery. You can see it here below: absolutely stunning! We also enjoyed the same landscape while we were having breakfast.



Have you never eaten such a big lemon as you can see in the two pictures above? We found those big lemons there. We also saw narrow staircases through the old town (picture on the right), That's why I didn't try to wear my running shoes while I was enjoying Ravello's environs :) ... All the running paths were up-hill and down-hill.
Here on the left you can see two of the Ravello's ceramic street plates. They give the possibility to reach other villages simply following the steps.
Tomorrow I will be back running. Nice runs to everyone!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Cold wind on Easter Monday

Today is Easter Monday. And this morning the weather was colder than normal, so I had no choice but running with scarf and hat. I ran 50 minutes through a strong and cold wind ... although this is the second week of April, and we saw the beginning of Spring on March 21st.
The chart below shows the running path where I ran last week. I was delighted with my training as I did 12 km at 05.30 min./km pace.

I would like to post four pictures that I took today after I had run. We spent this cold and windy Easter Monday in the hills, here in Central Italy. The first one shows a very small stone house in the countryside.

An old farm house has been transformed into a restaurant. We had lunch there with other friends.
 The  picture below shows its old wooden ceiling.
After we had had lunch, we went walking through a village called Tuscania, about 100k North from Rome, where we visited the old church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Its rose window, also called wheel window in Gothic architecture, gives to the church a somewhat English character. Absolutely stunning! If you were to visit me I would be honoured to take you there. 
 Nice week to all my blogger friends!