This sums up the first 41 minutes of the run. I went from my house up to the Padriciano golf course to meet up with Marko, who was waiting there with his bike and his camera. (My own paparazzo?!)
circa: 2 hours +
THE BEST TASTING WATER IN THE WORLD!
Meet Marko: THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE WORLD AND RUNNING PARTNER ON TWO WHEELS!
This is what Trieste looks like on a sunny day. This is about 20 minutes before my food crisis. Running nutrition is important. Remind me to check on that before my next long run... Here's what a food crisis feels like: you can see the GRIM REAPER hold his hand out to you, you only want to walk (towards him), your stomach hurts and the last thing you want to do is eat something. I also had a little nausea. I ate a piece of bread from my backpack and it got me through the rest of the run (left the REAPER in this tunnel here). Remind me to go GU shopping this week!
This used to have real trains going through it! I would like to say that I was going through it like a train, but that would be exaggerating just a tad. I was at about a shuffle by this point. All in all, it was tough, but it was twenty miles (the first of three 20-milers I hope to do before the marathon), which I followed up with an ice bath (ahhh!), a big omelette with asparagus, a bunch of bread, and a looooooong nap!
Thanks, Marko, for the great company and the photos!