Sunday, July 26, 2015
S. Marinella Running Trophy
The Race. Last saturday I went to run with Giorgio the S. Marinella Running Trophy, 7.150 km on an impossible path full of uphill (see the elevation chart).
The evening was hot and humid and we had to race through some crowded streets full of people (there was a fair) and near columns of cars with the engines running. After the 1st km I understood how tough could be to push so I was so wise to take it easy like a normal workout. I made the right decision because many runners "surrendered" and someone needed the ambulance. I remember one of them 1 km far from the finishing line sitting down on the ground with the head between his hands and another one fallen after the end of his run. I don't understand how it is possible to organize such races. Moreover there were not appropriate drinks to recover the lost fluids but only water and, of course, no official photos. This is the only one I have found on a local magazine:
Never mind, later we enjoyed a good dinner with pizza and coke.
Stats: 128 of 180, finishing time 39:11 (5:29/km - 8:49 m).
I spent all the day after to rest: the morning lazy on the beach, a nap in the afternoon and evening at home.
Have you ever had similar experience?
Marc Knopfler - 3 days after I went with my wife Daniela to the Marc Knopfler's concert. Two hours of great music!!!