What got you into running? And what keeps you doing it?
I started when I left high school - I wanted to maintain a good level of physical activity. In 2013 I started running competitively. I hired a coach and now I have lots of goals I would like to achieve (32' 10k and 1h10' half marathon - even though I know they will take a long time.
What is your typical weekly training routine?
I usually run 6 days a week - sometimes with doubles - 60-75 miles a week. 3 workouts (mainly one reps - one tempo and one steady) and the rest easy. I do a lot of stretching on easy days and I do a lot of core stability every day.
Do you run with a club or a group?
I've joined a club (GP Melzo ASD) because in Italy it is mandatory if you want to take part in races, but I usually train alone. Due to committments at University I run at very "strange" times: 4 am or 8/9 pm!.
Where’s the strangest place you’ve run?
Even if it is not really strange, it is definitely particular: the Wall in Berlin, two years ago as a cool down running session - the day after the half marathon.
What song, if any, is guaranteed to make you run faster?
I don't listen to music when I run - but if there would be a song which guarantee to make me run faster - it could be "What's my age again" by Blink 182.
Is it just for the fun of it? Or for the results?
Definitely for the results.
What is the best bit of advice you’ve had from another runner?
Go hard or go home (Mo Farah - from his book).
What simple advice would you give to a new or novice runner?
Consistency is the key.
What is your favourite piece of SOAR kit?
Race vest in maroon.
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