Monday, January 05, 2015
The first race of the year (Acilia cross)
Prologue: Yesterday I have run with Giorgio the first race of this year. It was organized for a social cause, to give food to the homeless. We payed a little fee but we had also to donate food to participate. No swag and no official prizes: only a lottery with 20 items. I won one of them, swimming glasses but….. for kids! The days was sunny and warm, perfect for a race.
The race: a cross through a park in Acilia, near Rome, 5.3 km long with 203 runners at the start. It was an unexpected high number and the organization didn’t succeed in filling the finishers list; never mind, as I wrote above it was for a social cause. Finishing time 27:51 (5:15 km – 8.27 m), yes slow again but in december I have only run 80 km (49.7 m) and the path was challenging (see the elevation chart). However at the moment I prefer to run short races not to get injured again. After we had a special lunch in a typical restaurant on the hill with wonderful local food.
Have you already run the first race of the year?