So yeah, I’m injured. Already. One week in. How? Well, I’m pretty sure it resulted from running up and down this hill in my neighborhood on Tuesday, the day after my little running time trial. I can’t seem to run two days in a row without getting hurt. I need to remind myself of that fact from time to time (when I start getting delusions of invincibility).
Then, to top it off, Joe Friel posted this little gem on his blog this morning. Let me give you the cliff notes version: If you’ve been injured or sick (check and check) in the 12 weeks (check) before your big race, forget about achieving peak performance.
I can’t lie; I’ve been feeling a little frustrated about this today. But, you know, I think it all comes down to my race policy: Do what you can with what you have. Whatever fitness I can accumulate by race day will have to do. Whether that qualifies me for the sub-20 is only partially in my control.