So the "just ride" mantra is great, but there's also the small problem of the Montana Marathon to worry about. Right now I'm sincerely wishing I had not signed up for it. It's just a little under seven weeks away, my longest training run of 15 miles was about five weeks ago, and I'm going to be on vacation (and not planning to run) for a week starting Wednesday. Plus, and probably most importantly, I should be using this time to rehab my hip, not train for a marathon on it.
Today I was hoping to get in another long run before we leave, but I was also trying to be realistic. I would shoot for 15, but be happy with 13 if I just didn't have it in me. (And if all was going swimmingly, I'd go ahead and do 16.)
Ha. Guess I really didn't have it in me. There were so many things going wrong at once that I don't even want to talk about it. Obviously I'm still worn out from the half-ironman. But I'm very discouraged that I can be ready for this race in the amount of time I have left.
Time to think seriously about what to do. I really hate to waste the $60 entry fee, but I also don't want to do something stupid that will ultimately jeopardize the Ironman. And it might just be my tired legs talking, but frankly I don't even want to do this race.