Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Race for the Cure and another fracture


Race for the Cure. Last Sunday the Black Knight and Sir Giorgio ran the “Race for the Cure”, 5 km. to help the breast cancer research. The challenging undulate route runs through the heart of the ancient Rome: Circus Maximus, Caracalla Thermal Baths, the Colosseum, the Altar of the Fatherland, the Imperial Forum and the Mouth of Truth: a breathtaking scenery, included the place where we parked the car (the Aurelian Walls)! At the start more than 50.000 people but only 1890 in the competitive race; when we arrived at the finishing line many persons had to start again. However the organization was perfect in every detail. We bought the bibs of the no-competitive race (same fee) because to pick up the competitive ones was very complicated and bureaucratic. It meant starting behind the last pack but the mighty Black Knight Army, threating and scaring the security, entered triumphantly in the competitive corral between the standing ovations of the public and the cheers of the others submitted runners: it is too dangerous to stop the glorious Army!
Stats: 5 km in 25:10 (5:02/km – 8:06/m) my PW. The first 5 km few months after the operation in 2008 doesn’t count. I am happy anyway because to do better with all these injures is impossible. I failed the goal of 25:00 for the crowded start, in fact I finished my first km in 5:14. If I had entered the competitive race I’d have arrived 982° of 1890 overall. Pics: n° 1 Elevation Chart; n° 2 Aurelian Walls; n° 3 and 4 the Black Knight (obviously in black) on the battlefield.

 
 
 
Fracture. Bad news from the MRI. I have a compound fracture of the scapula, muscle and tendon injury and a large edema. Forbidden to swim. This is the sidewalk where I felt at the end of april:
 

15 comments:

  1. sei saggio ad accontentarti, credo che molti al tuo posto non sarebbero nemmeno partiti....

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  2. Oh no! So sorry to hear about the fracture. It seems like you can't catch a break lately. More healing thoughts your way.
    The race sounds nice. Glad the glorious army made it into the competitive corral!

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  3. Oh no! Sorry to hear the news!Sending healing thoughts your way. Take care now.

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  4. Bad news about the fracture! Be careful and take good care of yourself so you heal soon. Thinking of you here in Belgium...

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  5. So sorry about the fracture...hope it heals up quickly for you. The 5K sounds great. I've been to some of those places on a visit to Rome, what a glorious place to run!

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  6. I can certainly see why you fell there. How awful. So you did that race with a fracture? You did very well.

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  7. Ah I am so sorry to read about the fracture I hope it will.not take too long to heal...

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  8. So sorry to hear about the fracture. Hang in there.

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  9. Good to hear the BK Army battled their way through the hordes. 25:07 is very respectable -- surely would have been 30 seconds faster if not for the dodgy start.

    Sorry to hear about the fracture. Hope you can continue to jog, even if you can't swim.

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  10. I can't believe how the injuries are following you around. You did great on that run with all the injuries and bad luck you've had. Take care!

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  11. Holy crap you are having such bad luck lately. I feel sorry for you.

    There are much worse places for a run, love the scenery.

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  12. So sorry hear those bad news about your shoulder injurie! You have a great motivation. You will reach your sub 5 min./km goal on June, when we run our next race. Be careful!

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  13. oh, that is awful news about the fracture. hope it heals quickly!

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  14. i also ran a "Course Contre le Cancer" recently - as many 600m maps in an hour - i managed 29 (but i think the 600m lap was badly measured - and was more like 450-500m).... but a noble cause. Wel done on your race, but bad luck for the injury... things MUST start getting better for you soon :) Keep perservering...
    Marti

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  15. Oh my, a fracture? That's awful! I'm sending you a hug and hope you heal fast! Feel better!

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