Monday, March 23, 2009

A question for the girls

This weekend I presented my book at the Rome Marathon. We sold out all the copies brought to the expo by the afternoon! Unexpectedly, it's being bought by a lot of men who want to convince their wives and companions to run with them.
The big question that everybody is asking me is if I plan on publishing it in english. Apart from the fact that I'd have to find a publisher in the States or U.K., I don't know if it's translatable or if there's a market for yet ANOTHER women's running book. On my behalf I can say that my training technique is different, even for beginners. I just don't know if my articles would translate well in english. So I thought I'd ask y'all! Can you give me an opinion? Should I translate a central chapter (chapter four?) and then have you look at it and let me know? Any, all suggestions are welcome.

I'm running the Paris Marathon in 2 weeks so yesterday I needed to do a longer run. I got two free entries and invited my friend Patrizia to run with me (she's coming to Paris too!). We decided on 30km constructed like this: 6 x (1km walk/3km @ marathon pace/1km @ half marathon pace). That worked out really well; fun, relaxing, easy. The only problem was the wind and cold. It looks sunny in the photos but it's really in the low 50's. Here we are at the 20km mark with the Vatican in the background. The pope was giving mass and we could see the maxi screen as we ran by!


7 comments:

anji said...

I think translating one chapter would be good! If you need help editing it, let me know. I'm sure it'll translate fine :D

yea, there are a lot of running books but I think there's room for one more, especially if it's a bit different than all the rest! We'll start an underground movement in various english-speaking countries and get it going :)

Nancy Toby said...

I'd be delighted to read and critique anything you want in English! I'm sure there would be a market for it, but I especially think you should hold out for an all-expenses paid American book tour!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'll translate ch.3 and then send it on to anyone who posts here for a start. It might take me awhile since I'm traveling a lot right now for the book...I'll try to get it out within the month!

Julia

Mindie said...

I would also be happy to read a chapter in English!

Shauna said...

I'd love to read your take on a running book! the ones i've read have been okay but nothing terribly inspiring :)

stronger said...

send me the chapter!

anji said...

I just checked out your radio interview! I understood about 0% of it (mwhahaha) but it sounds like it was fun! Is there a video online of it? Also, I was afraid at the beginning that the woman with the deep voice (I think it was a woman anyways!) was you! I was like, whoa! I don't remember her voice being that low :P But, then the real you came on and well, ya know... I recognised it then!

I have a huge favour to ask of you but when you get back from your weekend jaunt, try to find me on skype :) Ciao bella!