Saturday, December 24, 2005

The long battle

Christmas and the celebrations cannot stop the training for the next years events. This morning the Black Knight, angry as usual, in the early morning arrived on the battle-field because many runners dared to challenge the kind Sir by their behaviour. How dare they run while the Black Knight is on the road to train for the marathon? Unbealivable, unforgivable, dangerous. He cannot stand other runners in the city! And in this moment the coward enemies know that he is alone because all his teammates are not with him: the Black Knight 2 is in Naples, Alessandro and Gianni are in Rome and Piergiu has a bad injury at his knee.
The battle was terrible and the 16 miles (25.7 km) were covered in 2h15’ at the pace of 5’15”/km (8’27”/ m). Now it is important to build the strenght, for the speed there is all the time. At noon he entered victorius in his glorious castle where found his wife angry as a beast because all the family were waiting for him to begin the lunch!!!! These relatives don’t understand how important is the mission of the Black Knight.
Tomorrow a recovery workout on the treadmill because I prefer to run on a soft surface after such kind of training.


  1. Don't worry about the relatives...we all understand on here. Isn't that what matters??

  2. Hail to the Mighty Black Knight, Conquer of the Bitumen and Master of the Marathon. Humble am I Toaster of Bread and Plodder of Pavement. May the coming seasons be full of many victorious feasts with family and friends.

  3. Merry Christmas. Black Knight! :-)

  4. I hereby announce my allegience to the Black Knight, and vow to run with him "in spirit" when he ungoes such battles henceforth! (Except the angry wife part... that's all you man! hahaha.)

    Happy Holidays!

  5. Dang those runners for not giving the Black Knight his respect! Great run! Maybe you should start your runs earlier to keep your wife from waiting and becoming angry..... :0

    Hope you had a nice Christmas!

  6. Black Knight's gotta do what he's gotta do now...