Thursday, September 06, 2007

The marathon

The Marathon. The time has come and now the training must become serious without any break. This is the program to run again the Florence Marathon under the 4 hours and, if possible, a little bit faster than the last year when I finished in 3.46.32.
In the schedule I didn't include the speed-works because they are pointless for my goal. In this period, before the marathon, I will only enter 2 half marathons: Montalto (oct. 7) and Civitavecchia (nov. 11).
The battle will be hard and bloody, the enemy Army is strong of 8000 soldiers from all over the world. The Black Knight is calling his knights and amazons for a little help to destroy the garrison of Florence: who will come to defend the Black Army honour? The italian legion will not be present because they must watch over our borders while their fearless leader fights for the glory. Rumors say that the women of Florence are preparing white flags to surrender as soon as possible.
The training. August was not a good month for the training because of the bronchitis. I could run only 139 km. (86,3 ml). I hope in a better september.
Surfing the web. After one year, surfing the web, I have found a pictures of the 12k in Tarquinia. Here you can see the Black Knight, hidden inside a red armour, running the last metres.
Happy running!!!!


14 comments:

  1. when i start running again, i'm going to use italian months. nothing is bad in italian.

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  2. Glad to see that the Black Knight is once again able to defend the honor of the Black Army!

    That training program has a lot of kilometers on it. I predict victory at the marathon!

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  3. The black knight in red, so the enemies won't recognize him... What a clever disguise!

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  4. What, no speedwork? And you're still shooting for a sub-3:45?!Your defensive strategist is scratching her head at that one. Must be so you can lull your enemies into becoming complacent because they never saw you at the track, when, in fact, you have an ace up your sleeve. Am I right?

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  5. Good luck with the training. Let the enemies beware!

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  6. you will vanquish everyone! you look cute in red.
    :)

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  7. The current residents of Florence have been shown the puny battle plan you have posted. The naive will follow its dictates faithfully and be run over during the initial skirmishing in their unpreparedness for the trial ahead. Where does the real plan reside that is strenthening the sinews of your legions?

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  8. Good luck with the training...where's the hill work?

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  9. That looks like a very sensible schedule, Stephano, with three rest days per week. That should help keep you free from injury. Good luck in Montalto!

    The picture from the Tarquinia 12K put a smile on my face, remembering the day we spent there. That was a hilly course, if I remember right.

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  10. they say red cars go fast it must apply to italian runners as well :)

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  11. i see into the future and the weather looks good for a sub-4hr race. if the wind is just right you may indeed beat away the enemy with a sub 3.45.

    (maybe i can be sir scott: weatherman)

    ;)

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  12. Good to see that you continue with your training and your running. Victory to the strong, my friend!

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  13. Looks like my kind of program - except for the fact I couldn't go sub 4 :( Happy Trails BK!!

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  14. Good luck with the training. We're travelling through Rome to get to Sardinia. I would have let you know earlier but we are only there for about 24 hours and I didn't think we'd have time to catch up. I'm sure we'll be back sometime soon though!

    Ciao

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