Thursday, March 30, 2017

Do I, or Don't I?

I glanced through my training log/plan the other day, and noticed that I have a training peak in late May with no race scheduled.  It's just a periodization peak that serves no purpose other than to drop my mileage soon after and give my body a bit of a break.  I figure it's a shame to waste that fitness and not race.

Unfortunately, there are no local races around the 28th of May.  There is, however, a race in Wisconsin on June 3 that I'm already familiar and in love with:  Kettle Moraine.  I'd have to cram the logistics in, and make sure I have the vacation time available from work if I did pull the trigger and run it.  It's a real long drive to the race.  About 12 hours.  So I'd have to take a day off on the 2nd and 5th just for driving.  And then there's the money.

There's also the added complication of Western States 100, a mere 3 weeks later.  I committed to crewing/pacing a friend running it for her first time.  If I don't end up pacing her because my legs are still shot, that's not the end of the world as there are other people making the road trip that could step up; I'll still go and crew.  But it's Western Freaking States...  If you have the chance to pace somebody, you take it!  I really don't want to jeopardize my chances to run some of the race, even if it is only as a pacer.

So here I am, sitting on the fence with a "do I, or don't I?"

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