I had planned to be in shape and have several races under my belt by this time of the year, but find myself to be way behind what I expected. There were injuries - some new - and illnesses and a spring that never arrived. Now I have 4 weeks until where I hoped to peak and 8 until my last chance to race what I want this year (what a short season!)
Tomorrow I have a hard track workout scheduled. I may not even have a track to run on, as I have to work around school schedules. The questions start to arise: Should I just bag this year? Have I been kidding myself and have I been retired all this time? If I have a surprisingly good workout, do I test myself in a race soon? What if it's just one bad workout? Should I be planning for something else, perhaps this fall, and give myself more time to do it right?
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