I am back after a long period of silence because of personal problems that keep me very busy.
After the race in Tarquinia (see my last post) I entered other 4 races improving always my pace even if it is slower than 2016 before the incident on my shoulder.
I keep on training every other day and, as I wrote, I prefer to race through the hilly towns in Viterbo province (Lazio region): beautiful places, friendly people who support the runners during the race, good food, not many participants, nice post-race party and rich swag. Better this kind of events that the very crowded races in Rome.
Oct. 27th - Latera km. 9,3.
2 laps around a little country town with a population of 805. The path was half trail and half road with a scary uphill 2 km long where most of the runners had to walk.
Stats: km. 9,7 in 55:17 (5:57/km), 120 of 140 and 8 of 13 in my a.g. (for the 8th place I got 5 kg. of local potatoes).
Nov. 3rd: Montalto di Castro km. 11.
This is another beautiful town built around a medieval castle with a population of 8800.
The usual ondulate path but not so difficult.
Stats: km. 11 in 1:03:23 (5:46/km), 258 of 311 and 21 of 26 in my a.g.
Dec. 1 st: Canino km. 10.
A beautiful ancient etruscan town in the middle of olive trees woods with a population of 5200. One lap, half downhill and half uphill.
Stats: km. 10 in 56:25 (5:38), 464 of 573 and 27 of 37 in my a.g.
Dec. 8th: Orbetello km. 10
A nice tuscan city near the lagoon with a population of 14.800. One lap mainly flat.
Stats: km. 10 in 54:32 (5:27/km), 139 of 177 and 12 of 20 in my a.g.
And now I am ready for another running year!!!
I hope that everyone has a safe, happy New Year.