Friday, October 05, 2012

September

Swimming. After 3 months of total rest for the vertebra fracture, this morning I went to the swimming pool. Usually I swam 2000 - 2500 meters but for today I had planned to take it easy, resting every 5 lengths. What a big surprise! The things went better and I could swim 1250 meters slowly but without any stop. It was a very good "first time". However not yet time to run, only walks for now. Maybe late october?

September 1990. I spent 2 months in the La Maddalena Naval Base to get the license to steer the Coast Guard Ships. When I arrived there, on the same day, I entered a running race with only 14 participants: not a big event at all. Here are 2 pictures: the post-race and the final rush.



September 2007. The worst september of my life. I broke my femur in many parts. Here are the x-ray. I removed all that iron in november 2008.


Which was your race with less participants? How many runners?

27 comments:

  1. Great news about the swimming! Hopefully things continue to improve for you. I'm not sure what my smallest race was but definitely not that small! You have run some interesting events.

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  2. Glad the swimming is going well. That is something I can do while I have my knee treated. But usually I don't go. Maybe this time will be different.

    My race with the fewest participants was in 2005. It was a small 5K, actually my very first, and there were only about 35-50 runners. I finished third from last, being a brand new runner, but after crossing that finish line I was hooked on running!

    Let's see if I get this right: My wish for you - guarisci presto! And hope your mother-in-law is doing well too. :-)

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  3. good news about swimming. I did a 5K with about 18. Almost everyone won an AG award medal.

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  4. That is fantastic news about swimming buddy! I have been in a very small race...but not really sure how many there were...not a lot. Wow that is a lot of metal to have in your body...glad that things are improving for you! Wishing you a speedy recovery, blessings!

    http://runningsurvivor.blogspot.com

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  5. Bene per il nuoto... è segno che ci sei.
    Credici.


    Storiella(vera)
    Una volta era il 1999 una specie di comitato di quartiere organizzo' una gara di corsa di circa 3km proprio davanti casa mia e premiavano il vincitore con una cena per 2 in un ristorante sempre in zona.

    Quel giorno io uscii da casa per partecipare ad una gara abbastanza importante nel centro di Roma, dove non sarei arrivato neanche tra i primi 100 su oltre 1000 partecipanti... purtroppo non potei prendere la macchina perche' i vigili avevano già bloccato la strada dato che stava per partire la gara dei bambini (prima di quella dei grandi) proprio davanti al portone di casa.
    Non mi arrabbiai e colsi l'opportunità del destino iscrivendomi all'ultimo. I partecipanti erano meno di 20(non ricordo quanti di preciso) e gli unici 3 bravini erano proprio della mia squadra(non sapevo nemmeno che erano iscritti).

    Quel giorno vinsi l'unica gara della mia vita in volata davanti ad un mio compagno di squadra. Ricevetti una bella coppa e la sera stessa andai a cena con mia moglie al ristorante che aveva offerto quel premio. Pubblicarono anche un articolo sul giornalino del quartiere e mi vergognai non poco.

    Ancora oggi mi prendono in giro dicendomi che la gara me l'ero inventata io pur di vincere qualcosa.

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  6. ricordi agrodolci: l'unica volta che vinto un premio di categoria ne premiavano 7, ma era una prima edizione.... ;)

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  7. What a good news :) Great to hear you went back swimming and your "first" training was ok. I Hope you'll improve your shape sharply!
    Have a nice weekend!


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  8. I am happy to know that you are better,great BK!!

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  9. Yay! I'm so glad you can swim now. That's such great progress.

    The smallest race I've ever done had about 300 competitors. It was a fun run at my childrens' school and I came away with third place in the over 12 category. I was beaten by two thirteen year olds.

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  10. Look at you a young 33 year old hot and sweaty dapper dude!!!!! Wow...don't you just love old pictures?

    so glad to hear you are swimming and able to DO SOMETHING!! so happy for you!

    going in for my second shot on Monday...I'll let you know how things go!

    btw...my friend was talking about her trip to italy this coming summer and asked if I would wantt to go...I actually thought about you!

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  11. Wow, great job on the swim :). Hoping for good news with the run soon too! It will come.

    14 participants in a race? That's crazy. I've done many local races when I lived in Alabama that were maybe in the low 100s....but I don't remember exactly the number.

    LOVE the pics of you from way back when... always fun to remember!! :)

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  12. Hooray for the good swim! That's great!
    I can't imagine a race with only 14 runners - I was in a small one here in Belgium once but there were still a few hundred runners.

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  13. Very glad to hear it re: swimming!

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  14. That's great news about the swimming and possible return to running. Take it easy and keep the runs short!

    I think I've been in some small local club races with as few as 10 runners.

    A lucky win for the Aussies v Pumas! Our standard of play isn't very good at the moment.

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  15. I am trying to think of the smallest race I have been in. I did do some pretty small ones one summer that were part of a series. Fun but not well attended and the series did not continue. Good deal on the swim.

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  16. Some of the trail races I have done have been pretty small - maybe 30 people? It makes for a pretty lonely run in the woods!

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  17. fantastic to read goo news! happy for you!!!
    smallest race...maybe 400...a 5K

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  18. That's great you were able to swim. Baby steps lead to bigger steps.

    Smallest race.... probably 100 in a 5k. I got first female finisher but I really wasn't that fast.

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  19. That's great news that the swimming went so well.
    Hope it all goes upwards from this point on for you.

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  20. I am really glad you have been able to swim and have access to the pool all year!
    My smallest race was not even as small as yours, but many are only around 100. The smallest was probably around 50 in my own little town of about 100 people.

    I sure hope you are recovering full, Stefano. My thoughts are with you, even though I haven't posted much lately.
    The word RAD is short for Radical and is a slang term for something great and spectacular. :)

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  21. Nice job in the pool, it will take you a little while but you'll be back at it, stronger than ever! : )

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  22. I"m so glad swimming went well for you!

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  23. Just wanted to let you know that...You have been nominated by me for The Liebster Blog Award...come on by and see what to do next!

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  24. HOORAY for starting back in the pool! This is a huge step forward!! So happy to read this!

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  25. Hi Stefano! I'm happy to read about your swim. Soon you'll be doing more and more exercise. My smallest race had 8 runners. It was a 80km trail race along the coast. I came 6th.

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  26. OD 50 miler - 65 runners. I finished 12th (first ultra). Glad things are going well for you my friend. Never give up.

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  27. hope this comment finds you healing and doing well my friend...and one more thing...I am trying to start a "Count your many blessings" (it seems we have much to be thankful for)movement within the blogging community...I will post on Sunday the 4th for Nov. 1-4 then next week 5-11 and so on...are ya with me? Pass it along either way, blessings and hugs! Link back to me if you could..thanks!

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