Thursday, September 08, 2011
Ladispoli - Trofeo Todaro
Todaro Trophy. Last sunday the Black Knight Army (the Black Knight, Sir Giorgio and his squire Massimo) went to Ladispoli to run the Todaro Trophy 6 km (indeed 6.06). It was a bad surprise: everything wrong! We didn't get the promised swag, tha path was different (3 laps with only uphill and downhill) and water at the end; nothing more. Moreover we were only 75 runners at the start. As I was following the training for the marathon, I took the decision to do a relaxing race without pushing but, after 1 km, I realized to be the last (a lady with her dog and a walker don't count). To save my honour I began to run faster even if I was late and still tired for the long workout of friday. The score: finishing time: 29'44" (4'55"/km - 7'55"/ml); 59° of 75. Sir Giorgio and his squire did a very good race.
Injured. Because of the stupid race I am injured now. This is my 4th day off. I have pain inside the knee and on the neck.
Good memories. Here are 2 pictures of the period when the Black Knight (in both the photos the second from left) was in the Navy. The first in the Taranto Naval Base (1990) and the second in Leghorn (1977):