Sunday, October 09, 2011

Ostia's 30 km race

I would have never thought I could run a 30 km race without a specific training. This morning I did It! Two weeks ago  I ran teh Grosseto's  half-marathon and  last Sunday I ran 21 km again as training. I'm very happy because it was the first time that I ran a 30 km race.  This race is in the middle between a half marathon and a  marathon.
This morning more than 1,200 people ran the Ostia's 30 km race was well organised: beautiful   track and a lot of refreshment points. This time the loot wasn't heavy enough :)  ... an orange running shirt only!
We ran  the first 5 km along the river  and next to  green fieds and pinewood. From the 5th to the 8th km we ran next to the beautifully preserved roman ruins of Ostia. Wonderful! After we had run next to naval factories situated on the  Tiber river we ran along the Tyrrhenian sea from the 11st to the 19th km. The wind was strong enough and we ran against it!
Finally we ran through the  Castel Fusano Park, which  is characterised by a typical mediterranea coastal environment. The landscape showed me the colours of Autumn and I enjoyed them while I was running.
During the race Stefano  helped me to maintain the average pace and our goal was under 3 hours. I was delighted with my time taken: 2 hours, 52 minutes and 47 seconds.
I have never run a marathon but now I've just run a 30 km race :)
I hope all you blogger friends will have a nice weekend!

14 comments:

Black Knight said...
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Black Knight said...

A very nice morning of sport. Congrats for your first 30 km.... even if the km were 30,240 !!!!!

Breandán said...

fantastic Giorgio - the big distance is next!

Ewa said...

Congratulations, Giorgio. You are so ready for the marathon. Only :) 12 km more and you have it.
I am quite envious of the beautiful and historical places you guys run even if the loot is so, so.

Amy said...

Congratulations to you - a new distance and a new PR - and it sounds like you really enjoyed yourself!

Fran said...

Congratulations! Great result running 30K when you're longest distance was 21K. I bet you can run a full marathon without problems too.

Sounds like a great race to me.

ajh said...

Great job! I see a marathon in your future!

strewth said...

Wow huge congratulations - fantastic to run a 30km race so well. I definitely think you are ready to train for a marathon - woo hoo!

Johann said...

Congratulations Giorgio! Sounds like you had a very good race. 30km is a very nice distance. We have lots of 32km (20mile) races here in SA and i always enjoy them. You can certainly now think about a marathon...

Smeevee said...

Hurray!!!!!! :-)

martin briars said...

hey Giorgio - well done on going beyond the 21km mark....; a marathon MUST be in your legs next !!
well done on a very reasonable chrono too :))
marti

theyogi said...

grazie della visita giò... ;D per niente mezze sino al prox anno, mi considero ancora convalescente...

theyogi said...

*per me*

Christina said...

What? Only a t-shirt! I can't believe out of all the loot you always get they only had a t-shirt.