Sunday, May 16, 2010

The week after

The week after: This was the first week after a race with no pain. A good strategy (no pushing and regular pace) and my new supports inside the shoes (the incident left one leg 1 cm. shorter than the other one) prevented all the usual little injuries. The weekly trainings began after 2 days of rest: 1 swimming (1750 metres) and 3 running workouts: 11,5 km (7,14 ml) - 11,5 km (7,14 ml) and 16,1 km (10 ml).
The failed plans: I had 2 plans, on saturday a dinner with the running friends led by Sir Giorgio and this morning the Race of the Cure (against the breast cancer) but both failed. Yesterday I had to go to a wedding and today my family left me alone because they don't like to run under the rain, so I preferred to stay here enjoying a relaxing 10 miler through the country and near the sea with Sir Giorgio and another Black Knight. Here is a photo before the wedding:

Well, now I have the t-shirt of the Race of the Cure (m-size) and I would like that it can be a present for one blogger-friend. Please, tell me in your comments if you want to receive this t-shirt (see the picture) and on may 22nd the fate will decide the name of the winner.

21 comments:

  1. Hi Stefano,
    Look at that gorgeous Italian couple:) I hope that you had a nice time at the wedding!

    I would love a t-shirt from Italy! I am thinking that it would look good on me:) Put my name in the mix and I will keep my fingers crossed!

    I hope that you have a wonderful week Stefano!

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  2. No pain is a Very Good Thing!

    That's a lovely snapshot of you and your wife. I hope you enjoyed yourselves at the wedding!

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  3. Don't worry! Another Black Knight dinner will be held soon.

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  4. It's a great feeling to run with NO pain!

    That's a nice t shirt and I would love to put my name in, too. ;)

    Wonderful picture!

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  5. Congrats on a painless run. Love the picture!

    Throw my name in the mix too - very cool!

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  6. I understand why you have to give the t-shirt away. It wouldn't be right to keep it if you didn't actually run the race. Glad that last week's race didn't leave any nasty reminders.

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  7. I have some race for the cure t-shirts. It is a wonderful race. But man would I like an Italian one!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I had another great running day. The weather was glorious.

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  8. Ciao Stefano, Please put my name in the mix, as I would love to have this t-shirt! I have great race memories of Italy, but alas, never ever got a shirt.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and the good encouragement. I look forward to reading more posts on your blog!

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  9. Seems that whatever you did before and during the race worked - no pain!
    You definitely look less fierce in a suit than in you black t-shirt. :) Hope you and your wife had a very nice time.
    Put me down for the t-shirt too.

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  10. Hi Stefano,
    I will e-mail you when I get to work today. If you do not get an e-mail and for some reason it does not work...

    e-mail me at
    jkaiser4 at fairview.org

    Happy Monday Stefano:)

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  11. Glad you were pain free! And don't you look nice for the wedding!

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  12. lovely photo! seeing that pink looks good on me, i'd like a try for the t.

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  13. Pain Free is a Blessing! I am hoping to reach it soon!
    I'll take a shot at the t as well!

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  14. Love the photo of you in non-running clothes!

    I would put my name in for the tshirt (very cool) but I don't think I would fit into a Medium....darn these big bones!

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  15. Sorry for the missed race but your 10 miler sounds nice! Hooray for no pain!

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  16. Well, sometimes even the best laid plans are foiled. But now one of your humble followers may be honored with a gift from you. I too would put my name in the hat but don't think a Medium would fit me, unfortunately.

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  17. PS - Very nice photo. The B.K. dons a suit as well as his running armour!

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  18. You look dashing, Sir Knight. And how generous of you to give away a T-shirt from Italy (I didn't realize they did Race for the Cure there too) since you couldn't run the race. Superstitious, are you?

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  19. You two look great! I would love the shirt :)

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  20. What a handsome couple. It seems they got your donation for the cause, which is important, so a run in the country is good for the soul. I'm glad you were pain free after your race!

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  21. I hope it is not too late to add my name to receive your running shirt! Each year I do the "Run for the Cure" in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This is a cause that I support and this year I will be running for a friend's wife and for a friend's mother who were both diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year and are both going through treatment right now.

    What a great idea to have this give-a-way! I often receive race shirts that don't fit and they end up sitting in my closet. I may take your idea and give them away in a blog give-a-way!

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