Sunday, February 12, 2006

The slaughter of Fiumicino

The wounded Black Knight arrived to the Enemy land without his faithful Sir giorgio to fight the Half Marathon battle of Fiumicino. Just arrived he discovered a battlefield full of tricks and magic spells: 2 different kind of battles (Half marathon and 10 k), the restrooms far from the parking, the refreshment and the packages far from the restrooms and the parking. But nothing could stop the proud Knight. The battle was long and difficult, the cruel enemy Army was pursued through the country, near the sea and in the downtown and this time, remembering the complaints of many bloggers, the Black Knight weared the black shining armour (no more the red or the grey one!) to frighten the stupid legions that risked to challenge him!

The loot of war:

The report. Final official time 1.40.55 (4'47"/km - 7'42"/m) - 808°/1523 runners - 90°/191 age group (M50) despite all the problems and the light training of the last week. The distance was flat except the 18° km where we found short uphills and downhills. The split (indeed very regular) km. by km.: 4.45 (crowded start), 4.37, 4.39, 4.38, 4.42, 4.45, 4.47, 4.44, 4.44, 4.42, 4.50, 4.49, 5.06 (short stop to drink a little of tea), 4.59, 4.44, 4.48, 4.48, 4.48, 4.55, 4.55, 4.45 and the last 97 metres in 25". Many women partecipated the event.

17 comments:

  1. Despite your struggles, it was a race well run. And a stop for tea! Great work, oh Black Knight.

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  2. Why don't we EVER have tea parties along the way during our races??!?! :)

    Congratulations Black Knight! Most excellent work. I'm glad my spells helped slay the hordes.

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  3. See, that was a good strategy -- notice there were a lot of women runners, which helped make the Black Knight want to be more competitive. And it worked! Nice job!!

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  4. How much was the tariff for this battle? We never get such good loot from our battles here in Terra Australis.

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  5. Excellent, Sir Knight! You triumphed, and without your companion knight! You do us proud!

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  6. WooRah for the Black Knight! Nice loot!

    Did you recruit any new amazons for our growing army?

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  7. Nice work! Well done, Black Knight!

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  8. can you take a close up of the tshirt? i'im curious about the picture. i never got any cute tshirts. just big obnoxious logos.

    did you return home to find sir giorgio had raided the black knight's wine cellar?

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  9. Unfortunately when I didn't run there were a lot of women runners. Thanks Stefano.

    Congratulations for uniformity of the splits.

    Tomorrow I came back from Naples. If you can we'll run next wednesday.

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  10. Fantastic work on those splits. I'd say you'll be in good shape for the Rome marathon.

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  11. Great job at the half. Sounds like you live in a great area for races.

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  12. Nice attack on your part, good job!

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  13. Great battle BK, besides being some sick the last days, you certainly made great.
    I already have my RW from february and haven't checked the article you mention about GarminGarmina!!Thanks for letting me know I'll just check it right now!!
    Love the photo, hope for the next you include one with your femenine enemies on the battle.

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  14. i have grave concerns for the BK army. on the bus ride home, a guy who looked kind (i'm not fooled) got on and sat next to me. had headphones and a book opened to a chapter on how to make the 's possessive in english. the other language? italian! clearly he's trying to learn english as he's a spy in the ranks. looking to get at the black knight'S army? by observing the clever executioner'S wife get off and notice the executioner'S house?
    oh stefano... stefano stefano stefano... you have enemies observing, plotting, scheming. while we're all on your side, there are really bad people out there (although this guy had a really cool shirt... i was not fooled!)

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  15. I have studied the "About Me" section of your blog and suspect deception is being practiced .... this is not a "slow" long distance runner .....

    Very strong and brave was the battle ..... once again the deception of one who was thought to be injured has proven otherwise ....

    The news from Rome is one of hysteria as The Army marches ... they are already fleeing

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  16. Great battle involving, may I say, fleetness of foot, and great loot. Good to hear there were lots of women runners. You look to be in great shape for the Rome marathon.

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