Still side-lined due to my hip injury, I went to see the local Half-marathon of Scandicci, where Steve and other friends from gym were running. I had fun moving around on my bike and taking pictures. Here are some of them.
You realize you’re a runaholic when injury strikes.
I had been off the road for 2 weeks due to a pain in my right hip, and I was dying to go back to running.
Imagine that you could improve your running form by just increasing your cadence, getting as close as possible to 180 bpm. Imagine that running with a metronome bores you out of your mind. Now imagine having long drum’n'bass mixes that you could use to keep the rhythm at 180 bpm. And finally imagine you actually like drum’n'bass. Continue reading
Sunday morning was a perfect day for racing, the temperature was mild and the sun was shining.
2500 runners happily took part to the 34th Firenze Fiesole Firenze, a very scenic 16,5 Km (10 mi) race on the hills around Florence. Continue reading
I recently listened to an inspiring episode of the Marathon Training Academy podcast named Understanding Heart Rate Training, in which co-host Angie explains all the heart rate zones and the training connected to them in an easy-to-understand way. I love their podcast btw.
Three different heart rate training methods were explained and one of them made most sense to me in terms of racing, and that’s the lactate threshold method. Continue reading
What a great day for running, the weather was just perfect! 9307 heroesmade it to the finish line this year, a record for the Firenze Marathon. The race itself was won by the Ukrainian Oleksandr Sitkoskiy who finished with a PB of 2:09:14, just ahead of the Kenyans Ndungu and Limo.
I took some pictures, gave some high fives and really enjoyed the show. Continue reading