As soon as I got the go-ahead to run a few weeks ago, I jumped on the chance to switch my race registration to Rev3 Cedar Point half. I was super-excited to be able to get my half-iron back on the schedule for this year. But training and motivation haven't been what I'd hoped since then.
So now I have a decision to make. Do I go to Cedar Point and just try to finish or do I just stay home?
This will probably be my last attempt at this distance for the next few years. I have decided to step back and take care of the nagging health issues that have been bothering me this year rather than attempting to limp my training through them.
The registration is paid for.
I will get to meet some of my "internet friends".
I will get a chance to complete my goal race distance for 2012 and my second half-iron.
I haven't raced at any distance since March and I am itching for a good race.
Rev3 puts on an awesome race! (I volunteered in WI. They are a class-act!)
I am not well-trained and it would be a challenge to just finish.
I am traveling by myself. Have you ever finished a difficult race where you knew no one and had no support crew? I have. It sucked.
I could use the time to work on the house we will be moving into this fall.
I would be spending a good amount of money on a race that I would be doing "just because".
After my half last year, it took me a good 6 weeks to recover. I am at a lower level of fitness this year so my recovery could potentially be quite long and difficult.
Advice? Thoughts? Virtual kick in the pants?