Thursday, May 03, 2012
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.