So (another) mini break from the marathon training was inevitable, as Colin had booked for us ages ago (long before we even knew I would go for the Pisa marathon) a skiing weekend in Italy. A chance to meet up with good friends and have some fun (on the slopes though not without a bit of guilt for leaving my long runs behind). What can you do? Just enjoy!
|Passo del Tonale|
We are back in Oxford now and this is what I got back with me from lovely (and very cold!) Passo Tonale in the Dolomites.
|View from the treadmill room|
4. A chilly -7oC just outside the Sport Hotel Vittoria, where we stayed, and even less than that up on the mountain is great excuse for a hearty lunch like scallopines with thick mushroom sauce at the rifugio. Delicious!
5. Nothing like a Cafe Marochino (with Baileys, chocolate, coffee and milk) to keep the windchill factor at bay.
7. Running is so much hassle-free compared to skiing – you do appreciate more being able to just get up and go! Oh, and running shoes are so much more comfortable than ski boots!