Monday, June 06, 2011

Dusty running path

Last Saturday, June, 4th, I ran a 6 km race in Rome in support of a social cause. The earning which is related to the race will be useful  to build a school in Amazon and help children in that special part of the world.
The race wasn't  enjoyable because the first two kilometers of the running path were covered with a layer of dusty and we breathed dust.
It seemed a Sahara track and although the race started at 06:00 p.m. the climate was hot. That kind of track should be wet before the race.
Before we had done the warm up Stefano ( Black Knight ) and I met other three runners coming from our town. The photo below shows our small running group (I'm with the number 8).  
Stefano and I ran the race as training and we choose a slow average pace (5 min./km). The photo below shows the running track.
Nice training to all my blogger friends!

10 comments:

Anne said...

Congrats Giorgio! 5 min/K is pretty fast to me :)

Ewa said...

Congrats, Giorgio!
Look at this race as good training should you ever decide to race on the Sahara.

Black Knight said...

The Black Knight Army is everywhere: desert, sea, air,mountains......
Ammazza se era dura!!! Ancora risento della faticata.
Complimenti per questo post, veramente bello!!!!

Johann said...

Your slow pace is fast for me! Dust can really be bad. Well done! My toe is still sore but I am able to continue my normal June training which is shorter runs.

Char said...

I can't imagine that running in dust would have been good for anyone suffering from asthma. I agree - they should have wet down the dust before the race started.

ajh said...

Running in dust does not sound fun. Are many races at night?

Fran said...

Well done Giorgio, 5 min./k is very fast for me so I think you both did great.

Dust is awful to run in.

I'm a bit surprised the black army allowed the guy in blue to be in the picture :)

GIAN CARLO said...

Ciao Giorgio, ho trovato il tuo Blog ...rigorosamente English.
Io corro spesso in quel Sahara ..in realtà è casa mia ...e forse è per questo che spero nel 2012 di andare ad affrontare ... the original

Amy said...

It looks like a really neat course but too bad about the dust!

Breandán said...

Well done Giorgio - that's a good training run, especially in dry and hot weather...