Under the Tuscan Sun (and Clouds)

As I mentioned earlier this month, I started working with former Swiss hammer throw record holder Samuele Dazio so that I could get some in-person feedback on technique. In the first month of working with him, I had already made some progress despite only working with him for a session or two at a time. This week I travelled with him and his club, Virtus Locarno, for a week-long training camp in Marina di Peitrasanta, Italy.

The camp has been enjoyable for many reasons. First, I took my first vacation from work since Christmas. After the tax season came and went like a hurricane, this was a welcome break. Second, the I love the Italian eating culture. I’ve trained hard this week, but I still think I spent just as much time in our hotel’s dining room. The multiple course meals go on at a leisurely pace every day, accompanied by a few glasses of wine and a good conversation. In total I think we spend around four hours a day at our long team’s table.


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4 replies
  1. Beau Fay
    Beau Fay says:

    What a great experience and lifestyle! Training and dining with Vizzoni… make sure you get some tips from him on not only the throw, but also the yell!

    • Martin
      Martin says:

      Unfortunately I was only able to exchange a few words with him since his English is as limited as my Italian. I hope to send him some questions in the future though that I can have translated. In the meantime, I have some other good interviews lined up for this summer.

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