Ugh, Robert I get what you are saying and if something happened that I would not make the race, I would be very upset. It is my first half and I have done the training. I do feel good about it. I have considered the injury aspect but I can twist an ankle or fall right here in my house or at work. Crap does happen and hopefully it won't happen now. The hike is to celebrate the anniversary of the club and I would feel awful to bail on them now.
Actually, now that you mention it, I have done this hike the day before a run of 10.2 miles. I actually led it at night for full moon and then did the run the next morning. It was early on in my training and it 86 degrees but I did it. I feel like I've come along way since that run and I think I can do both. I know the trail like the back of my hand and at a slower pace I can and will be even more careful.
They are both important to me and I really should have double checked my schedule before committing. I am going to move forward with care and confidence and hope that I can sleep better now tonight. (I wake up and my mind gets me involved in the darndest debates)
I will do the easy short runs this week, rest on Friday, hike on Saturday morning, then rest until Sunday morning. Heck this sounds like too easy of a week.
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