Wednesday, May 02, 2007

April 2007

(The group before the race)
The month of april was not so good. After a good period of training without problems into the knee, perhaps the bursitis is over (crossing the fingers), the Black Knight escorted by Sir Giorgio and Long Joe marched to the battlefield proud of his Army.
The race was the Vivicittà, a 12 km (7,45 ml) run at the same time in many cities all over the world and the battle plan was not very ambitious: to finish in 56 minutes, that is to say 14 minutes every lap where we have to "defeat" 4 incredible uphills.
The Black Knight and Sir Giorgio were very regular and finished shoulder to shoulder in 55.48 (4’39”/km – 7’29”/ml) but, what a surprise, the final score was a delusion: 113° of 162 and 14 of 21 in the age group (Sir Giorgio 24 of 33). It means that 4’39/km, in this city, is a very slow pace.
The day after the Black Knight felt very bad and spent 7 days in the bed for a terrible flu, moreover he had to rest other 7 days to recover.
The mileage of april was only 116 km (72 ml).
Happy running!!!!!!

17 comments:

  1. This post from such a long way away has lifted the spirits of the legions. 4:39 is never a slow pace and the surprise made me fall of my chair.

    Hooray for the return of the Black Knight!

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  2. You met your goal! How can that be a bad thing?

    Sorry about the flu.

    Welcome back! If you are busy and we can only hear from you every month that's okay - as long as we hear from you!

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  3. Welcome back Black Knight. Good to hear from you again.

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  4. Good to hear from you and I hope you are over that flu. Sounds like no fun.

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  5. now now now...

    you show the symptoms of the flu after you already have had it for a few days. you were not running with a full set of immuno-armour on. it's not fair to judge. i think you did very well. with or without the past few months against you.

    now you just let the queen take care of you. i know that knights can be cantankerous patients. be sure to put a lid on it. just let the queen work her magic!

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  6. You beat your goal--bravo! Good to hear that the bursitis is going away and that you're able to run like your old self. I will be visiting your beautiful country at the end of the month. My husband and I will be in Rome, Florence, and Milan. I plan to bring my running shoes. Any tips?

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  7. Nice lookin' group ! Congrats !

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  8. uggh I hope that flu goes away! I guess sometimes our races are best run against our own inner demons and not the outside forces. You ran great race!

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  9. Good job on ending those incredible uphills and taking that challenge.

    Hope those flues don't keep stopping you longer over the year.

    I wonder how is it to stop running for two weeks???

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  10. If I lived just a bit closer, I'd bring some homemade chicken soup over!!

    Hurry and Get Well Soon!!!

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  11. i've run (well, to be honest, slowly jogged) across your wonderful blog and was wondering what the recruitment process was to join your army. get better and keep running!

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  12. You met your goal but just ran into a very competitive group. That always sucks.

    Still good job and great picture.

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  13. good to see you again, sorry about the flu but you conquered it like a champ, just like your run!

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  14. My husband and I arrive in Rome on Wednesday, May 30, and leave Sunday, June 3. I would love to meet you, if you have the time. I'm not sure about running with you, since you're twice as fast as me! If you send me your email address, I'll give you my contact information in Rome. dorinemci@yahoo.com

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  15. I've missed you! Congrats on this race, and I hope you are all better by now!

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  16. I hope you are feeling better. I'm back and will try to post more often. Thanks for checking on me!

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  17. Flu - a terrible enemy! As is bursitis.

    Me, I'm battling SHIN SPLINTS. Surprisingly tenacious little devils...I hope to be running again before long.

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