I ventured out to Afton today to get my standard 25k time trial at Afton State Park. I have been lethargic all week, and have been bailing on most of my workouts.
I ran stairs with the Lapham boys on Wed, and brought up the rear on the final rep. My knee has been worrisome, but stairs and hills (up) are no problem. The descents... another story.
This morning was to be a quick out... run... and back home. I knew last night I had no chance of beating my last time. Sometimes you can tell.
Woke up this morning, and just did not have it in me. I decided to make the trek, hoping things would jump start a few miles in.
I actually ran hard through the first couple of sections, but my knee quickly sent me "danger" warning signs. So I stopped.
I have 2 weeks to get this knee where it should be. Luckily, Ice Age is not that technical. I would be screwed if it were the Superior 50 Mile.
But, this could slow me down enough not to pr... and that means.... wearing a skirt at Kettle 100.
I don't know why, but I have been dragging for a week. I guess my diet has been in the tank, and that is probably why. Non running related stresses and issues made last week not so fun. Possibly the coming weeks as well.
At the end of the day, I am just glad I get to toe the line.
That is enough self pity for one evening.