Friday, January 20, 2012

Trofeo Lidense 15 km

Prologue. On Sunday part of the Black Knight Army: the B.K., Sir theyogi, Sir Giorgio and his humble squire Massimo entered the Trofeo Lidense 15 k. It was a perfect day to race, sunny and cold, with a light sea breeze; the flat path was very scenic near the sea and through a wonderful pine-wood. The start was crowded but the rest of the race was perfect. My goal was to finish in 1:15:00 and it was a secret that I didn’t share because I didn’t want to stress myself to prove that I could do it (click on the pics to enlarge)

Stats. 15 km (9.3 mi) in 1:12:11 at the pace of 4’49”/km (7’45” mi); 652/1388 overall and 47/123 age group. As usual a very competitive and fast pack, here it is almost impossible to enter a race only for fun and to enjoy a day of sport.


The Loot. Only a technical blue shirt with long sleeves but the fee was 12 euro. However the organization was perfect and at the end a lot of refreshments were served.

HAPPY RUNNING

20 comments:

  1. Wow, that does look like a very crowded start... Congratulations on meeting your time goal!

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  2. glad you had a nice race!

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  3. I hope the Irish runners aren't as competitive as the Italian ones!

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  4. Congrats on a great race!

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  5. giornata perfetta, bella gara e una maglietta finalmente all'altezza: mancava solo quel caffè... ;D

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  6. Congrats on holding such an excellent pace! I'd love to hear your take on the Concordia Cruise fiasco. Must be total chaos in your port?

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  7. Great job! You must have been pleased.

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  8. You smashed your secret goal. Well done!

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  9. Excellent race Stefano. 4:49 ks is a great pace for 15k. Well under your 1:15 goal too. Congratulations!

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  10. Fantastic race!!! I have been having trouble commenting in your blog lately now I can with my itouch!
    My card took a long time to get to you! I am glad you received it

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  11. Great race Stefano!

    I don't care about the loot after a race, a medal is nice and enough. I prefer low prices to sign up above a big loot afterwards.

    About the meetings at work, I agree some are unneccessary and boring but most of the meetings at my job are very interesting. If only everyone learned to be more efficient, it wouldn't take that long.

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  12. Great job and beating your goals. Looks like you had perfect weather for the race.

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  13. Wonderful pace, Stefano! I like secret goals too. The photos are great :) I had no idea they have men's capri pants?!

    I am very happy to have made it into your army!! Thank you! I will see if I have been given a role yet. haha.

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. Congrats on beating your goal time!!! No wine? No pasta? Just a shirt in the loot? All that running for that? Your army better prepares for another battle. What is your next battle?

    In the future you can share your secret goal times with us. We won't tell anyone, promise. :)

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  15. Congrats on not only hitting your goal, but beating it by a few minutes! You look good in the pictures. I'm surprised at the loot. You always get such great products, but for 12 euro a shirt and well organized race is worth it.

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  16. Devo averti superato nei 2 km finali quando stavo andando a 4 , ma non ti ho visto. La prox volta vediamo di incontrarci al bar e non al WC

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  17. Great job, Stefano! I understand about keeping goals secret to avoid stress. My whole blog stresses me out these days. :^)

    It looks like it was a beautiful day!

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  18. Nice race! That is a good time and great pace! My best time for 15km is 1:11. Since running lots of ultras I don't reach that time any more. Well done Stefano!

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  19. Hi Stefano! Did Anne ever sent you the running flag of friendship? The last I had track of it was that she was sending it to Italy. It seems it might have disappeared somewhere.

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