Started plan last week of July which meant that all through August this sleepy little town was pretty empty of its inhabitants - many Italians have beach houses nearby , mine happens to be 500km away in the south and for a number of reasons I shall not bore you with, this year, no holidays
This week, slowly but surely, people are making a comeback. This meant I
a) had to negotiate cars while attempting to jog across a road and b) had to turn back on myself in the middle of second run because woodcutters with no previous warning had decided to chop down a tree in the park at 7 am - grrrrr. I then had to overtake another three woodcutters who where dawdling along smoking (i.e. I had to speed up and therefore exert extra energy whereas I normally try and pace myself to finish, rather than go for the gold medal). Never mind. Week 5, Run 2 and, once more, I did it! Unbeflippinglievable!