Monday, May 10, 2010

Campus race

(After the race: from left Paolo, my in law Stefania, my son Paolo, the B.K.)
(Before the race, the Black Knight while wearing the black armour)
(Preparing the weapons before the race)
(The arrival)
The Legend: On a hot sunday morning the Black Knight Army, 5 brave warriors strong (included the B.K.'s son Paolo), marched to Rome to conquer the enemy headquarter of the Campus. The Army led by the Black Knight and Sir Giorgio, arrived from 2 different streets and, thanks to this trick, destroyed the proud 1115 barbarian enemies during a long bloody battle. After the fight the Sir Giorgio's platoon came back home to defend the kingdom while the Black Knight's platoon went to celebrate the umpteenth victory at the Hard rock Cafè.
Prologue: This was not a good period for running because for the third week in a row I only ran twice a week and always slowly, so I arrived on the day of the main event in no perfect shape. Moreover I gave more importance to the swimming-pool with quality trainings.
The Race: A very tough route 9.7 km. (6.02 ml) long, under a hot sun, many uphill and downhill with only few flat streets. Before the finish line a heartbreak uphill made the last terrible selection. The Black Knight score was: 49'22" (5'05"/km - 8'04"/ml) and 758° of 1115 overall.
Memories: Before the incident, despite a longer distance on the same route, the score was 4'34"/km (7'21"/ml) - 695° of 1412 and for the first time we wore the official Black Knight Army's armour.

24 comments:

  1. I love your t-shirts.

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  2. Fantastic armour, and a battle well fought!

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  3. I love your armour!! Those are the best T-shirts ever. Congrats on a great race - way to slay the enemies in a tough battle!

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  4. Oh Stefano,
    Congrats on a great hilly race! I really enjoyed the pictures:) I love the one of you getting ready by the car and where you are crossing the finish line! Those t-shirts are the best....Don't piss off the Black Knight....good to know:) I hope you have a great week!

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  5. Haha! Love the t-shirts :)

    Thanks for the encouragement.

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  6. Great t-shirts, and congrats on the race! Wonderful time!!

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  7. Glad to see that tactics won the battle.

    Let's hope the enemy heeds to warning on your new armor.

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  8. I absolutely love the shirts!!

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  9. This is great! Love the shirts and looks like a very tough course! Nice work!!

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  10. Excellent armor. Congratulations on the race!!

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  11. Now that sounds like one tough and bloody battle. Destroying 1115 barbarians must have been tough. Did the remaining ones run away or did you take them prisoners? :)
    Like your armor but doesn't it keep you too hot under the strong Italian sun?
    Fun read.

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  12. No I've never eaten Calzone in Italy. My niece is over there at the moment and loving it. Maybe she can have one for me.

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  13. Wonderful armor! Where can we buy some Knight wear? The bloody battle sounded exciting, sorry to have missed it!

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  14. Great Black Knight Army Armor!!! The battle sounds frightful. Glad you came out on the other side unharmed.

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  15. Those were great pictures! Great RAce! I love the shirts...how do I get one?

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  16. Great race Stefano. The 23th of May the Tuscania's 10 km race starts. If you decided we'd run it as training. Then, the 29th of May we'll run the Montalto's race around the power station.

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  17. Thanks for stopping by. Hearing about your friend with the 2 heart surgeries is good. Her surgery was postponed till Thursday and I'm a little nervous for her.

    I love the t-shirts and your race report about the black nights. It sounds like you have had a long trek back to running but you're doing it.

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  18. Congratulations on your excellent race! I just missed you, as we left Rome on Saturday for Siena. We are learning how to cook all sorts of wonderful Italian food. The innkeeper mentioned that the Giro d'Italia will be coming by on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, we are leaving on Saturday morning. Perhaps they will come thru Venice.

    I am still hoping we can get together in Rome when I return. Ciao.

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  19. Great run! LOVE the T-shirts!

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  20. The t shirts are fabulous, and an equally fabulous run! Congratulations!

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  21. Great shirts! You spoke of the Great Wall marathon...so weird that you should bring that up because I know someone there right now running that exact marathon!!

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  22. Well, I know a lot of folks who would be very happy with your time on such a hot & hilly course.

    LOVE the t-shirts!!!

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  23. You were not defeated! Great job on your race given the tough conditions! You put a fun twist on your racing with the armour!

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