With the Condura Race right around the corner I’m faced with a dilemma: to taper off or to continue running (with ease).
Just last Sunday I did my longest run distance-wise, 22K LSD along Commonwealth Ave. What complicates my situation was that before this LSD was a lack-luster 3 weeks that only garnered a total of 20K (because of my business trip). So to summarize my weekend runs for the past 6 weeks were 21K, 21K, 10K, 5K, 5K, and 22K—not exactly an ideal combination of runs for preparing for a half-marathon.
After my 22K last weekend I felt like I should take it easy—I felt like an injury is looming to happen. But looking at my runs I want to run some more—thus the dilemma I’m having right now.
From what I’ve been reading around a few more runs just days before a race may not really help as much as you want, but the risk of injury (for me) is great. As much as I want to run some more, I also fear of pushing myself too far and risk injury so close to the race day, and I’ve been anticipating for this race since the first time I’ve heard of it. What I’d do between now and D-Day is still unknown to me. For sure, I’ll just do what I always do during races—do my best and pray for an injury-free race.