Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A little help to sir Giorgio

Prologue: The Black Knight was into his castle enjoying this period of pace and quiet. But, what a surprise, received the visit of Sir Giorgio (see his report) who came to beg the help of the invincible warrior to destroy an enemy legion. What happened? Taking advantage of the night, 62 rebels besieged the city of Montalto di Castro, a town 42 km far from the Black Knight kingdom capital, asking for tributes and food. For this reason on the morning of the last Sunday (the last Sunday forever for the coward enemies) the fearless Black Knight came back unexpectedly to a battlefield to defend the scared citizens and support Sir Giorgio in this new heroic adventure. Of course the enemy legion suddenly surrendered.
Pictures before the race: n° 1 the Black Knight, n° 2 from left Sir Umberto, Sir Giorgio and the Black Knight.

The Battle: It was a competitive race km 10,700 (6.64 ml) long, with uphill and downhill on a sunny day. This time I was prudent and I didn’t push to avoid another stress fracture. However I was confident because I worked hard in the pool (1500-1600 metres each time) and I followed a wise training running program (3/4 workouts for week no longer than 75 minutes). The final time was 55’49 (5’12”/km – 8’22”/ml). The score 38° of 62 and 4° in the age group.
The Future: No programs, only a step by step training. At the moment only swimming and running because the bike gives me some problems (pain near the groin).
The loot (the prize for the 4° place in the age group)

17 comments:

  1. Bravo! Your races have the most interesting prizes, I must say.

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  2. Great booty -- Congrats!!

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  3. Fantastic Spoils of Conquest!

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  4. Nice time, I'd take it any day!! IN fact, I'd take the winnings too. Gotta love those Italians.

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  5. Well done! You gave a decisive contribution against Montalto's enemies. Thanks again.

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  6. You always have SO.MUCH.FUN!!

    Umberto, Giorgio and you look like you were the conquerors....

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  7. congratulations, well done now those are my kinda prize

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  8. The legion is well pleased. A hero and inspiration for the executioner

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  9. Another victory for the Black Knight! Auguri!

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  10. Strength in numbers! Not only in your legion of troops but in the final outcome digits!

    As for my turkey and my wine, the wine is actually a Californian Merlot but I certainly enjoy a good Italian red too!

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  11. man I love the loot from your races. Our USA races need to take note!

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  12. Yay - great victory. Fantastic loot - wow! Enjoy!

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  13. The Black Knight will not be denied!

    I really need to come race in Italy some time. We sometimes get 1 bottle of wine or maybe a bottle of Olive oil but never pasta. They give good loot in Italy!

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  14. victory

    your posts always make me smile. like this:
    :)

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  15. Bravo! Congratulations on your victory.

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  16. Ciao runner! Un saluto!

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