Thursday, May 03, 2012

Cemivet Run

The Race. On sunday 29 the Black Knight, Sir Giorgio and his humble servant Massimo ran a race in Grosseto (Tuscany) inside the Army’s Veterinary Center, a beautiful park in the green country, where the Corp breeds Maremma horses for competitions. See the photo:



2 laps for a total of 7.63 km, part on the sand and part on the dirt patch. Perfect organization, rich post-race refreshment, good loot (see the photo) but few runners. Sir Giorgio made the decision to run for fun because he was not adequately trained and I did the mistake to try to run with him: now I have also pain in my right knee.



Stats. Official: 7.8 km in 38:00 at the pace of 4’52”/km (7’50”/ml). Real data: 7.63 km in 37:56 at the pace of 4’59”/km (8’01”/ml). The result is terrible, I finished in the last pack: 118 of 149 overall and 08 of 10 age group. It is difficult to run such races with no competitive spirit: the last place is always available! In this photo the B.K. is the n° 151 (the  279 was “smoked” a little bit later):




Training: today is my 4° days off for the pain in the knee however I went twice to the pool  swimming 2100 and 2500 meters.

Happy running

28 comments:

  1. Hope your knee is better soon.
    Who cares about the place when you get loot like that. I am sure I would be signing up for more races if I could get more than a lousy t-shirt.
    Those horses are beautiful!

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  2. Did you get a bottle of wine in your loot bag? I'm really running in the wrong country!! Sounds like a nice event. Take care of the knee...

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  3. Doesn't sound slow to me. Finishing=winning!! Especially with an injury.

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  4. Wow - that's a pretty competetive race when an 8 minute mile pace gets you back of the pack! I would have been last ;)

    I want to run a race with loot like that! Be nice to your knee...

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  5. hello young runner.
    How's your knee?
    well I guess if you race against the horses!

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  6. I am sorry about your knee. I will send healing vibes your way!

    Take care of yourself and great job in the pool!

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  7. Woa, I want wine at the end of a race!!

    Sorry that your knee is bothering you. :( Hopefully, it will heal more soon.

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  8. Very good loot, and beautiful horses! Take care of the knee...

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  9. apperò, siamo a 100 vasche! se le fai in meno di un'ora ti conviene darti al nuoto.... ;D

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  10. Oggi ti stupisco io: ho fatto 116 vasche 2900 metri.
    Con 750 metri in 15.25. Niente di speciale, ma anche i tuoi 7.63km a 4.59 non sono speciali.
    Del resto siamo amatori e non professionisti.
    Comunque ancora una volta avrai notato che con il nuoto non si ha mai dolore, mentre con la corsa qualche strascico ce lo portiamo sempre dietro.

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  11. I just love your goody bag, I normally get a bag of leaflets, a chocolate bar or a sports drink but a bottle of wine? WOW

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  12. Sorry to hear that your knee is sore. How fast are your countrymen?? To be running under 5 min/k and to come in in the last pack is unbelievable.

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  13. ooops....sorry about the knee..hope the rest will do the trick
    that is some loot!!!
    happy swimming and running hopefully to you

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  14. Wow. That is a lot of swimming in one day. I hope your knee heals so you don't get too wrinkly from all that time in the water. But you're probably really speedy and not in the water that long.

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  15. I hope your knee is feeling a lot better today! Mine got better during my taper. Your swimming sounds really good right now to me.

    What an interesting race with horses!

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  16. I should come and run some races down there so that you don't have to worry about being last :-)

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  17. You're not slow.

    I need to find me a race when I'm in Italy, I want a loot like that too :)

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  18. I would have never thought that a Squire could became a
    humble servant :)
    I hope your knee will be ok soon. As you konw, I am not running any race this weekend. I try to run 12 km on Sunday and you can join us if your knee will be ok.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  19. 5 minute ks are quite respectable! The army as a whole did well.

    Build up the pace gradually (over weeks) on your normal runs and then your muscles and knees will be not so far away from the pace of a race.

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  20. Hello my friend!! Sorry it has been so long since I have commented on your blog. My work has been very busy! BUT I have to say, I am so jealous of the loot you get in Itaian races!!

    I hope that your knee starts to feel better!!

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  21. It just cracks me up that they give you wine and food in your goody back. We need to try that here in the U.S. and skip the yucky protein bars and coupons! I still think you are incredibly fast by any measure and am happy that you are still pinning on the number. Good job swimming, too!

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  22. I agree with the above comments - the US has a lot to learn about post race snacks!! Hope all is well with your knee - even your slow time is pretty stunning to me!

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  23. Drink the wine, it'll help your knee feel better.

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  24. Sending healing thoughts your way buddy, hope it heals soon! I agree with Beth..they should put wine and food in our goody bags!

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  25. Oh no! Sorry about the knee. I agree with you. It IS hard to not be competitive about running sometimes, especially when you know what you are capable of. Sometimes we need to let go though.

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  26. Well done! Great race and awesome loot! I think I would have enjoyed that run, but I would have taken that last position...

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  27. I am always amazed by the race loot you guys get! Wine? Love that. I say, awesome race. I know it's hard not to be competitive, but at least it was a pretty course and you got to run with a friend. I hope the knee heals soon!

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  28. I need to run a race in Italy, for the wine alone! : )

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