Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Corsa del Ricordo km 5

The Race. Last Sunday, Giorgio and I (both in the 2nd photo), have run the Corsa del Ricordo a 5 km in memory of the italian victims of the sinkholes after the WWII. It was a very challenging race (see the elevation chart) totally run under a rain storm through a flooded neighborhood with narrow streets full of turns.
I have entered the race despite I only made one workout in the previous 10 days because of the pain in the knee. I keep on following my decision: the races must be a reason of fun to enjoy the atmosphere; no more competitive events for me, the pace doesn’t count anymore. Always for this reason I didn’t plan to rest the day before, in fact I swam 1800 meters Friday and 1800 meters Saturday: fitness is more important than the performance (now, but not in the past). Moreover I have lost some seconds because the finishing line was not at the finish but … at the start for a mistake of the organization!
Stats: finishing time 25:55 (5:11 km – 8:20 m), 81° of 120 overall and 8° of 10 age group.
Before coming back home we had the usual lunch in a typical restaurant on the hills to celebrate the last battle and the conquered loot.




16 comments:

  1. Well done Stefano and Giorgio! I know it is hard to make the switch from being competitive (even with ourselves) and being out there to enjoy it. Good for you! Love how your swag often includes some pasta! Hope your knee is feeling better.

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  2. Looks like a tough hilly course and I think you had a great finish time. Congrats!

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  3. That was a pretty slick time even though you weren't running competitively. Congratulations.

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  4. Congratulations. That's a fantastic time especially with no training and a challenging course!! Well done.

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  5. A race. A time with a good friend. Race swag. A good meal. Sounds like a good day.

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  6. A medal for a 5K? That's impressive, as was your race considering all. I bet it feels great to get back out there racing again. Well done, Sir Black Knight!

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  7. Sounds like it was fun - nice!

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  8. I think you had a fantastic finishing time! Of course it's nice if I run a race and improve my time but the reason I participate mostly is because it's an opportunity to run somewhere else than around town and to run with people that all run.

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  9. Great time despite not racing - well done!

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  10. I bottini di guerra cominciano ad essere consistenti come ai vecchi: avrai notato domenica dopo la gara come ho aumentato le quote di Gatorade da conferire all'armata del cavaliere :)
    Valutiamo per Montalto. E' da molto tempo che quell'antico villaggio bucolico non viene saccheggiato come si conviene.

    Correrò domani alle 13:00 ... forse da solo perchè Catullo va alle 15:00 e Vincenzo va alle 16:30. Quindi ognuno per cavoli suoi. Se sarai disponibile a quell'ora ti farai sentire.

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  11. Nice battle and loot - well done! 5:11 ks for a course as hilly as that is very respectable. My 5ks are not much faster and the courses are flat!

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  12. Nicely done, both of you! So, in Italy, you will get pasta as race swag? Do they have refreshments at the race too?
    Also- you are doing very well in the pool. That's a lot of distance!

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  13. Great job. This looked like so much fun! So want to run in Italy one day!

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  14. The course elevation did look extremely challenging! Great job :)

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