Tuesday, October 28, 2008

no

No, i will not run in Seoul this Sunday.
Sunday I went out for a test, but after 15km I started to feel pain in the hip and getting tight.
Maybe another week of easy run would settle the things but mentally I am no more there... leaving the family for a week-end and starting not being 100% fit would be not a pleasure.

Now I feel incredibly tired, like actually after a marathon... 5 months of training in the heat and humidity were at no use. I hope that I can rebound back because at 39 years old, it is increasingly difficult to train so hard, coping with so many job and family constraints...

My best wishes to those who will be running in NYC, Seoul and other places next week-end. Hit your own target!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOOOOO carissimo Roberto!
Che dispiacere immenso leggere le tue righe! Che sfiga maledetta! Consolati visto che mal comune mezzo gaudio, ti dico che è da 1 mese che sono presochè fermo per una sospetta (oggi farò la RMN e lo confermerà credo..) condropatia rotulea: in pratica sento male alla flessione del ginocchio anche a riposo e pure quando sono seduto! Peggio di così...
E' no! Perchè peggio dic osì poteva andare: basta pensare che se non avessi comprato casa mi sarei iscritto da almeno 2 mesi a Fukuoka e con le condizioni attuali ciò avrebbe comportato nel fare un viaggio in Giappone. Non male, ma rispetto a correre una maratona e contemporaneamente fare il viaggiatore non è proprio la stessa cosa, no?
E ho letto che hai scritto a proposito di Beppu: ma non è folle mettere un tempo di qualifica sotto le 2h30'? Anche a me interessava, ma visto il tempo di partecipazione mi sa che resterà un'utopia: peccato perchè il paesaggio dev'essere stupendo e poi dicono che sia una gara velocissima!
Per 2 volte l'ha corsa il nostro Ruggero Pertile alla caccia di un tempo sotto le 2h10' (che poi, purtroppo, non ha raggiunto!).
In bocca al lupo e auguri di pronta guarigione!
Andrea (jhava78@hotmail.com)

by7 said...

vuol dire che ci vedremo a Fukuoka 2009. Faro' di tutto per esserci ...

Piu' di 20 anni fa ho avuto anch'io una condromalacia rotulea (ero un ciclista all'epoca) e fu veramente una grossa iattura perche' ero all'apice della mia "carriera" di ciclista ed in un periodo di ottimi risultati. Rimasi fermo per 3 mesi (all'epoca non c'erano i tipi di diagnostica di oggi) e "persi il treno"...
Mi ricordo che un buon aiuto venne da infiltrazioni di Acido Ialuronico (oltre ai soliti US, etc)
Veramente i miei migliori auguri di guarigione veloce.
Per Beppu Oita, facciamo un sub2h30' a Fukuoka 2009 e dopo prenotiamo per Beppu...
Il livello tecnico in Giappone e' pazzesco: ci sono migliaia di corridori veloci e allenatissimi. A Fukuoka sono arrivato 150esimo... in una qualsiasi maratona italiana sarebbe gia' un tempo da quasi piazzamento...
Ho letto che al campionato universitario giapponese di mezza maratona, il 400esimo posto era con 1h12' !!!!!!!!! incredibile....

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Anonymous said...

Dai, d'accordo! Allora ci conto: ci vedremo a Fukuoka 2009 (anche l'anno prossimo mi sa che sarà dura, soprattutto se, come credo, mi sposerò).
Io spero di essere lì intanto con un tempo sotto le 2h40' e poi vedremo di limare qualcosa sul PB.
Grazie per la dritta sull'acido ialuronico (che già qualcuno mi aveva consigliato), comunque devo dire (a bassa voce) che ora le cose sono già molto migliorate.
Merito probabilmente dello stretcvhing e del potenziamentoi che sto facendo in palestra e con lo stimolatore..
Aggiornami sul tuo stato di salute che mi fa molto piacere..
A presto,
Andrea.

by7 said...

onestamente se ti sposi, perderai almeno 10 minuti...

ti posso solo consigliare di firmare un accordo pre-matrimoniale con l'impegno di tua moglie a rispettare gli allenamenti e calendario gare.

Non vedo l'ora di ritirare il pettorale del 2009.... sono veramente "incazzato" per questa bidonata dell'ultimo minuto..

Anonymous said...

Va be' Roberto, i 10 minuti si perdono se si fanno figli (molto spesso, ma non mi sembra sia il tuo caso).
Tra sposarsi e convivere (come sto facendo adesso) non c'è alcuna differenza e la mia compagna sa perfettamente che non abbandonerò MAI i miei impegni podistici. Non so se mi spiego...
A proposito di nervoso...non ti dico quello che ho io da 1 mese a questa parte. E tu come stai con la tua povera anca? Migliori?

Nick said...

As you unfortunately couldn't be here in Seoul I'll give you a quick write up of the marathon which I did this morning.

Weather was cloudy but not particularly cold - Saturday was 7 degrees in early morning, Sunday was 15 degrees at 7am and around 17-18 by mid-morning. No sun though which is a bonus. It was also a bit windy, and seemed to be a headwind most of the time. Not perfect marathon conditions, but not bad either. No hills of Hong Kong's stature, a few inclines (overpasses, bridges).

The start zones were not religiously enforced, but were not abused either; it isn't Hong Kong! I was about 5 seconds from the front line and there was plenty of space around. The Zone A runners were running freely by about 50metres.

The elite runners were spread over a long distance, and if you were running sub 2hr 40min you would not have much company or protection from the wind

It's a very Korean affair, with perhaps only a couple of dozen Westerners running, still the language was no issue and people were very willing to make it a smooth experience, quite a number from Hong Kong here too. Plenty of support, especially from the water station crews.

Hope the injury is getting better, you'll bounce back.

Sling Runner said...

Sorry to hear that by7. You were such in a good shape.

I ran Seoul yesterday. Timing was a bit on the slow side (3.11), but still got a PB and BQ. The course was a bit undulating to my liking.

All the best with the recovery.

by7 said...

I want to thank everybody for the wishes.
I stopped for 5 days and than start jogging again. I do not feel myself OK still... and I have a awkward stride because I have some "mental" brake... so it will take some time to go back to normal...

Nick.. and how was your race ??
I was pleased to see that the 2 HK representative did a good race: 2h36' for Lau and 2h56 for Ada...
both a PB for them and Lau takes the 3rd spot on the local HK ranking..
(reading the news I was forced to remember that 4 weeks ago I gave him 1 minute on the 10000m track race.....).

. said...

I finished in 2hr 55mins, which I think is a fair reflection of my training and fitness, so no complaints.

Like many other runners I struggled to get the long runs done during the hot Hong Kong Summer, and this showed in the 30-40k split which was a struggle and seemed to take forever. So some regret that I didn't push harder on those hot weekends in Aug/Sept, but that's easy to say with hindsight.

. said...

I tried to post yesterday - but perhaps it got lost in cyberspace.. anyway the run in Korea was not so bad - 2hr 55mins. A couple of mins slower than I would have liked but frankly there was nothing in my training results to indicate I would do particularly well, so overall this is a fair reflection of the input.

Like many other runners I struggled to do the longer runs over the HK Summer, and, as a result, from 30-40km I found the marathon hard going.

I must say the women's marathon results are getting better and better - 2hr 56 from Ada is a great time, and there are quite a number of HK women getting sub-3 these days whereas a couple of years ago I only recall Joe Joe and SPWong pushing under 3hrs.

by7 said...

Nick,

I was able to scout the results (n Korean....) and I saw how you struggled in those 10km... they must have been endless.
It is 100% true that the HK summer is really non conductive to a good training: with a huge effort you can reach a certain running volume, but the quality is non existent... it is really difficult to prepare for long races. It will my my last time to plan for such an early race..

I am very happy about Ada's result, because it is many years that she was flirting with sub-3 and she is a very down-to-earth person. At the same time, I am extremely surprised by the 2h36 of Lau KM because all his races this season have been not remarkable. He is really talented for the marathon, maybe he does not have the speed for doing well on shorter races...