The Tirana Marathon and other things

Yesterday was the running of the Tirana Marathon. I decided the day before to run the vrapimi masiv – the 2K massive run at the start of the event, before the marathoners went on to do the other 40K. This was an only arguably stupid decision, since while I hadn’t run in about three months, a mile and some wasn’t going to kill me, even if my shoes had no support left in them. Some of the intrepid contestants The poster for the marathon advertised the date of the run, but neither the time nor the place, so we had…