Friday, October 13, 2006
The honourable defeat
The defeat. Last sunday the Black Knight entered a 10 km. in S.Marinella a town near my home city. He didn't want to race because he is following the marathon program but the President of the running team (Anna Baby Runner) needed some runners more. The Black Knight is a brave warrior so he said yes even if the day before he made a workout 25 km. (15.5 miles) long: half with a friend and half alone.
Luckily the path was mainly flat, but the Knight was tired again and legs were sore, so he decided only to keep a sub 5'oo"/km (08'03"/ml) pace. The final time was 48'47" for a declared 10 km. (the Garmin said 10.26 km./6.37 ml): mission accomplished!
But the final result was ridiculous: 84° of 100 and 7° of 8 in his age group!!!!!
Here is the photo of the loot (for the age group):
Photos: About this topic, if you like, have a look on the top-right and, clicking on "photos", you will see the Black Knight's running story in the period 1986/2005. I could not put the most recent pictures because I have hit the upload monthly limit.
The scheduled program: I am following the program for the Florence Marathon with the help of Sir giorgio when he is not busy. Tomorrow 30 km (18.6 ml) are waiting for me. For this reason I will not enter a memorial 10 km in my city.
The concert: The boss Bruce Springsteen made a concert in Rome, in a sold out palasport, with a 17 persons band. It was unforgettable, 2 hours and 15 minutes of music, playing all the songs of his last cd "We shall overcome" with the Seeger Session. It was amazing to see all the people singing and dancing for more than 2 hours. The best concert I have ever seen.