It is spring and I am sick of this snow! The weather has been bat s%*t crazy around here and it is making training impossible! I am supposed to do a trail race in Michigan tomorrow and mother nature has decided to toss 8-10 inches of snow on the ground. So not only will I have to drive through that mess tonight, I will have to slog through it tomorrow. I was already pretty nervous about this tune up race because I knew it would be harder than a road 5 miler. The average winning females time from the past few years is 5 minutes slower than the average winning females time from St Malachi. That's 1 minute per mile slower, what the heck did I get myself into?
Now I have to decide how I am going to handle the race. I don't see how I can possibly get in a good "tune up" when slogging through a near foot of snow. But I also don't want to skip the race. I know I will have fun, I'm just not sure how I will still get in the quality workout I was looking for. Do I just run the race easy then do a 3 mile time trial on a road somewhere afterwards, or do I just suck it up and give it race effort and forget about times/terrain etc? Advice anyone?
My week was already screwed up once due to some unexpected snow Wednesday night that had me bail 4 miles into my 11 mile run. Thankfully last night was pleasant and I made it up. I was worried about not having enough recovery for the race, but now I realize I shouldn't worry as I have no control over this crazy weather! What made me think race day would be perfect when I can't even get in my training without incident...
Now I remember why I said I would never train to race at Boston again. I don't know how you Minnesotans do it!