Monday, February 26, 2007

The Flu

The Black Knight is back. The evil enemy in London made a spell that sent the fearless leader of the italian legion to his bed of pain with a bad flu. Indeed it happened because he went to run at 07.00 a.m. with an unusual weather for him.
Running. This was not a good month for my runs, only 77.2 km (47,9 ml), because of the troubles: pain into the knee and the flu. However I learned to enjoy the cross training, riding a bike and lifting weight. The last 5 days were not so bad: 3 workouts of 11.6 km (7,2 ml), 11.6 km (7,2 ml) and a hilly 10.8 km (6.7 ml) plus 2 "raids" by mountain bike of 20 km (12,4 ml). All of them easy and without pain: crossing my fingers. However I need a new bike, this one is old and heavy.
Rugby. The happiness for the easy workouts was confirmed because the historic triumph against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday. The first 6 nations italian victory away from home: Scotland - Italy: 17 -37!!!!!


The Battlefield. On march 11st the evil enemy will be in Ladispoli to conquer the city during a 10k. They don't know that the Black Knight is waiting for defeating the coward legions. After many troubles and 3 and half months far from the races the goal is a final time around 47 minutes. I know it is a little slow but I didn't make anymore speed works and long distance runs.

11 comments:

  1. It was a brilliant victory for the Azzuri. The first try was a great start. Congratulations.

    Hope you recover soon.

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  2. It's good to have you back! Perhaps the rest was good for your knee. Good luck with your upcoming race.

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  3. you are great I did not notice that in my finish photo both feet were off the ground until you pointed it out.! :)

    Best wishes on the 10k, a 47 finish would be wonderful (and not slow at all, to me, anyway!)

    Sorry you had to battle the flu! :|

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  4. Drats to the Brits for putting the Black Knight on bed rest.

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  5. Congrats to the italains in their victory over the evil Scots.

    I hope you triumph in the 10km race.

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  6. The celtic plot to weaken the Black Knight's army was clever but foolish.

    Reprisals should be expected on the rugby field!

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  8. i'm sorry to read that you suffered from the black plague. i'm very glad to hear you will see the end of it soon. i'm sure you were a lovely patient and the queen did not have to smack you on the head with a ruler.

    (i accidentally posted under iliketoast and had to delete it. i hate that it looks like someone said something nasty and changed his or her mind.)

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  9. the return of the black knight to the battlefield will be well worth the wait.

    this flu is not fighting fair .... a curse upon our enemies for that one

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  10. Hope everything is going ok. The countdown to our Italy holiday has begun!

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  11. Good luck at the 10k this weekend! I hope you are fully recovered from the flu and ready for battle!

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