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: