Monday, October 25, 2010

Grosseto-Barbanella 12 K

(the Black Knight is on the left with the n° 6)

The Legend. The Black Knight Army overcame Grosseto's resistance after a long difficult battle. Escorted by the squire Massimo and without the help of sir Giorgio, busy to conquer another region, the venture was more difficult. For this reason, after the umpteenth victory, the Black Knight decided to destroy forever the rebel city. But his anger was calmed down when the defeated enemy king submitted to the winner's authorithy handing the loot (see the pic) over to him personally with meekness.

The Report (serious). As I told, I was not able to be competitive because of the insufficient training and all the heavy cures for the lumbago, so I entered the Grosseto 12k only to make a faster workout. The field was a surprise, I only met real runners: the pace of the last was 6'/km (9'40/mg)!!! The route was flat but we had to run through streets open to the traffic and this was bothering even if not dangerous because there were many volunteers to check the situation. The results: 12 km. (7,45 ml) in 1.01.30 at the pace of 5'07"/km (8'14/ml). 135 of 170 overall and 16 of 20 in my age group. Of course the lack of appropriate training left me without strenght after 7 km (4,35 ml) as you can see in the following split: 5'04" - 4'56" - 5'00" - 5'05" - 4'58" - 4'54" - 5'26" - 5'07" - 5'22" - 5'24" and 5'20".
Have a good running, swimming, biking week!!!!

25 comments:

  1. Nice loot but running with traffic does sound dangerous. Even with all your back troubles you still got a nice fast time - congratulations!

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  2. For a loot like that I would run on a busy highway.
    You really know which cities to conquer. Good job!

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  3. It is a very good way of getting a hard workout! Certainly a fast field of competitors!

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  4. Well done, that is a great time for 12k! The loot is impressive again. Have a good week!

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  5. Awesome swag bag -- I need to get me one of those! ;)

    Great job on the 12k!!

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  6. I think you did great Stefano! Congrats!

    I love the loots you are getting. Have to put an Italian race on my list someday if only to get one of those.

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  7. Congrats on a great race, even if you were injured/under-trained. You still ran a great race!

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  8. I think it's great that you still raced, nice job! There's that wine again.... : )

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  9. Congrats to you Stefano! Nice job on your 12 K race:) Look at that impressive racing swag! I have got to find a race that gives out wine at the finish:)

    Have a wonderful week Stefano!

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  10. You had a wonderful battle, well done! I also see that your swag bag actually had wine and pasta??!!
    Do you know how lucky you are??
    Nice job again on the race!

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  11. That's not too bad a time considering all the time you've had off with your lumbago. Well done!

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  12. Great race Stefano and beautiful report! I didn't run that race and lost that wonderful loot.

    We are running next Friday at 06:00p.m. (Olive trees park).

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  13. Those are good looking shoes you're wearing. :)

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  14. That is some great swag, where do I sign up? Congrats on another great battle.

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  15. My friends and I are planning a vacation and it may be Italy. If it is, I'm running a race while I'm there because I want that loot.

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  16. quite the swag bag!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looking forward to following your adventures and if you ever get a chance try a trail race. its great!

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  17. What do you mean you only met "real runners"? Did you bump into yourself on the course?!

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  18. #6, the Black Knight is one of the elites, did not expect any less

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  19. Awesome!! Enjoy your weekend.

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  20. More loot and a bib with the #6- Nice!!

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  21. Nice running!! And some very cool stuff you got - a whole big bag of noodles?? Cool!! :)

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  22. Hang in there with the injury:) it is a good time i guess, at least that is what i tell myself. And sweet on all the schwag you got!

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  23. 6 is a great number!

    Take care of yourself! The Black Knight has more battles ahead!

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  24. Awesome race great post. Take a rest and enjoy weekend.
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    chaco

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