I hate to admit it but the head cold and lung crud I picked up in early January kicked my tail. My mileage for the month was as much as my normal weekly mileage when I am in training. Not a good omen. This past weekend I went out for what I thought was an easy 12 miler only to be rejected and beat up from a fairly easy course. I'm still sore two days later!
So with the above in mind and with a conversation with Coach David I am canceling my plans for the 3 Days of Syllamo in Arkansas. It is only 6 weeks away and I don't feel I can train up to a strong 93 miles over three days without risking an overuse/abuse injury. Last year was bad enough for injuries. Though I feel I am letting Ultra’thoner down I know this will keep me in the game so I can cross the 100m mark with him at Lean Horse when I pace him in August.
So now what?
Being a planner I pulled out plans B and C. The Collegiate Peaks Trail Run 25/50m and the Greenland 50k are both in my backyard and are viable options. I am leaning towards the Collegiate Run since it is 50m and I have never run it before. I started my ultra running at Greenland and often train on the course for other races. Both races are 1 May so I'll have to decide soon. Meanwhile I think the Boulder Spring 1/2 Marathon, the same weekend as Syllamo, will have to be my penitence.
Get out and explore the world.