Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Defeat

After 3 and half months the Black Knight came back to the battlefield to make a test after the post-marathon problems.
Because of the bursitis into his right knee he could not anymore follow a schedule with long distance runs and the recent flu completed the bad period. Not to get out of shape he bought a new Bottecchia bike (the big one) to alternate run and cycling.
So in a windy and unusual cold morning he was ready at the start of the Ladispoli 10km escorted only by the injuried Long Joe (his final time 54.57). The race is easy, almost flat, with many hairpinn bends and part through the country.
The Black Knight didn’t succeed in fighting because his legs were not reactive after all this time far from the battlefields. For this reason he decided to run all the race with a regular pace without caring of the other runners.
The final time was 47’05” (4’42”/km – 7’34” ml).
471° of 888 and 54° of 111 in the age group (MM 50).
The split km per km: 4.28 – 4.36 – 4.45 – 4.48 – 4.34 – 4.48 – 4.50 – 4.46 – 4.44 – 4.45.


  1. Defeated? Weren't you the one kicking a few conversions against Wales on Saturday?

  2. you're clever in trying to let us believe you weren't doing anything. pah! surveillance. a good knight can't go into every meeting as though it's a battle. you were sussing out the enemies. if they saw you, they'd have thought the great knight is no more. this weakens them through cockiness. very clever of you.

    and a most impressive steed! does the fair queen ride side-saddle or does she have a steed of her own?

  3. Your strength returns slowly master but soon again the enemies of the empire will real at your sight!

    Forza Il Cav Nero!

  4. Nothing to wrong with the leg. It is giving you some good times I see on the race. Even down you are still running in the 50th percentile.

  5. A good run .... a brave run ..... this is not bad at all. Very solid, well done.

  6. Good job, Stephano! You placed well for your age group and you raced smart. I hope there was no setback following the race.

  7. Dov'e il Cav Nero?