“Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive then in a fog, and I believe running helps you to do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life — and for me, for writing as whole.”
Haruki Murakami, “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running”
These few lines belong to one of my favourite books written by, in my opinion, one of the best living novelist and perfectly explains why I love running and how important it is for me. Nothing better than feeling the wind and the sun on your face, training your body to make progress, being tired but proud of your work.
My favourite distance now is 10k…a right compromise between short (3k, 5k) and longer distances (half- and marathon, i.e. 21k and 42k).
My current best time on this distance in a 10k is: 00:53:19 recorded in Rome (Italy) on November 3rd, 2015.
My personal best (min/km) is 05:19, recorded in Rome (Italy) on November 3rd, 2015.
I run my fastest lap (1km) in a 10k 04:44 in my hometown, Taranto (Italy), on December 24th, 2015.
However, the longest distance ever run is 13k when I participated in the Appia Run 2017, held in Rome (Italy) on April 9th, 2017.
Till now, I run in seven different cities:
- Taranto (Italy)
- Lecce (Italy)
- Forlì (Italy)
- Rome (Italy)
- Sydney (NSW, Australia)
- Cologne (Germany)
- Bergen (Norway)
2015 total distance: 402.80 km
2016 total distance: 78.33 km
2017 total distance: 343.82 km –> work in progress!! :)