Thursday, October 26, 2006

Battle plan

4 weeks to go and Florence will surrender the Black Knight.
The plan is completed: I booked a hotel with sight on the Ponte Vecchio - the most famous bridge of Florence - and I bought a specific Nike t-shirt for the race (black of course). Moreover I will be so lucky to start from the "3.30/3.45 final expected time" gate: the number will be 3133 of 8000. The organization accepted my last final time even if got many years ago.
The training follows the program: last Sunday 25 km (15.52 ml) with Sir Giorgio, Monday a relaxing thermal bath to cure the little pains everywhere, Tuesday a recovery 12 km (7.45 ml) run with Sir Giorgio, Thursday 17.1 km (10.62 ml) and today 10 km (6.2 ml).
On Sunday 33 km (20.5 ml) are waiting for me and after the tapering!!!!!! What a wonderful word: ta-pe-ring!
The Black Knight hopes to add another trophy to his collection. In the picture there are some “memories” from 2 marathons and 4 half marathon.

17 comments:

  1. oh... we don't get romulus and remus on a medal. and aren't you glad you didn't be come the remo empire?

    good luck.
    your number is good see?. while it's not a perfect, square, cube or prime number, it's really pretty if you look at it in egyptian hieroglyphs.

    you'll also be glad to know i'm fostering a cat whose owner will move away for a few months. pepper.

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  2. after victories, what do you bring home to honor the patient queen?

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  3. of all the loot and all the prizes the pictures in this post are the ones i envy the most ... they represent great victories

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  4. Best of luck with the long run, and I hope you will enjoy the tapering - I didn't.

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  5. Tapering is a nasty word and I already hate tapering!

    Those medals are really awesome. Great job on achieving those and look forward to the one from Florence!

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  6. Buon Fortuna Cavaliere!
    Vai, corri veloce come il vento!!!!

    Chi Vediamo

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  7. nice collections BK. I'm with Kurt on the tapering thing - but enjoy!

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  8. Excellent medal collection!

    May the Black Army reign victorious!

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  9. impressive collection of medals what about all the wine from the packets do you drink it or keep it on a shelf? :o)

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  10. The Princess is coming home to the Kingdom in June...Tuscany...please email me kind Sir!!!!

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  11. I LOVE tapering :)

    Good luck mighty Knight. Victory will be yours!!!!

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  12. Now is the time to incorporate a mental strategy: visualize winning...not throwing yourself over that famous bridge, Stefano!!!

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  13. Is so close!

    That should be a great panoramic place to run a maratho, I have to confess how jealous I am!!

    Great you are ready, good luck and have fun, enjoy!

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  14. One day, maybe I can add a Rome to my medal collection! Run Good!

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  15. Ah the glorious taper! It will be well earned!

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  16. I'm sure you will be successful! Remember to enjoy yourself!!

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  17. Keep well in these final weeks. You're nearly at that the gates of the enemy, now prepare your reserves and armoury to put them to the sword. Don't trust the food at any pre-battle banquets, it may be poisoned by spies.

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