Pisa Marathon. After a lot of thoughts I decided to run the Pisa Marathon. On Saturday afternoon I was in the beautiful city, I left the baggage in hotel and I went to take the bib. But while I was walking through the crowded streets full of lights I received a phone call: “Please come back as soon as possible because there is a storm, 2 ships and 1 pontoon have broken the mooring ropes; the breakwater is closed for the traffic and we don’t know if the line-ships can leave”. At 08.00 p.m. I got home. No marathon. In the next post I will put the pictures of Pisa and the storm.
Liberty Run Christmas. Not to waste 4 months of training the day after (Sunday 18th) I entered, in my city, the Liberty Run Christmas a tough race 10.3 km long: only uphill and downhill streets one after the other as you can see:
After the storm of the day before, the weather was a little better but always rainy, windy and cold. I was not ready for a short race because I didn’t do speed-works, only long distance runs, mainly on flat roads, to prepare the marathon. Finishing time: 51’15” at the pace of 4’58”/km (8’00” ml). Final stats: 88/106 (the runners at the start were 136). Being a race to raise money for charity we got only a t-shirt in cotton.