I have two more races on the calendar this year: a 4 mile fun run with the family on Thanksgiving and the big giant 50K in December. I have been internally debating the 50K every day for weeks. During the marathon and immediately afterward I said absolutely NO WAY! That shit was hard! But a few days later I thought, it can't be any harder right? What's 5 more miles? Sure, I can do it.
But really what's holding me back is my shin. Ugh! That damn shin! I have babied the heck out of it - icing, PTing, moving most of my workouts to the elliptical. Then when it's feeling good I do one run on the treadmill or the trails and BAM! It hurts again.
I threw it out to Facebook a while ago about deferring to next year as that was an option for this race. Every single person who responded said to defer. I didn't want to defer, though. Who knows what I'd be doing next year? Plus, I'm already registered and already trained. So, I didn't defer. The money's already spent.
This is my last big week of training I could put in before the 50K. I had hoped to put in a solid week of training including another 20+ miler on the trails this coming weekend. Right now, though, I'm hanging out on the elliptical and doing some pool running.
Truthfully, I'm really torn about this race. I guess I'll just see how this week unfolds.