Do I meet me half(marathon)way?

Saturday, May 04, 2013

I am on the fence. I have my ticker set up to count down to the High Desert Half Marathon, which is May 25th, but I have not yet registered. Robie Creek was two weeks ago, so tomorrow ends my running scheduled moratorium, though my ankle might have the last word on that. Tomorrow I may try a short easy run and see what my foot/ankle say about it after the way I punished them on the Robie downhill.

The problem is that I'll be in Reno working 12+-hour days all week prior to HDHM, we'll finish up at noon on Friday, and then drive 7 hours home. Do I really want to pry myself out of bed the next morning and run 13.1 (hilly) miles? Not sure, but aside from an in-town HM in July, this will be about my last chance to race before Payette Lake in September. Part of me says to just go and have fun, while my competitive side says don't bother, you won't be at your best.

I can't decide!
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    If it is going to hurt your body, I say DON'T. But if you are able to just enjoy the event, even if no record times, then have fun and take it easy through it.
    1806 days ago
  • JLITT62
    I would probably not give the best advice right now!
    1811 days ago
    I hear ya. Listen to your body and don't stress is what I say. Sounds like you're jammed packed on time. You're such an awesome runner! Good luck with whatever you decide. emoticon
    1812 days ago
    Are you in Reno on May 18th? That's the date of the half-marathon (in Reno) that I'm running - you could join me! Probably a little too soon for another HM, though emoticon

    While in Reno, if you have any free time and want to meet up, let me know!

    1812 days ago
    hm... I am training for my first HM so I can not really give you any advice. I would not run on an injured foot/ankle, but if you feel good go have fun and put your competitive side aside!
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    1813 days ago
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