Thursday, October 1, 2009

Race, or Not to Race? That is the Question.

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The sleet and rain of outrageous weather,
Or to take comfort in ones own bed,
And give the finger to the race season?

I'm suppose to race a duathlon this Saturday, just a short three hours north of the Twin Cities. The Kickin' Leaves Duathlon in Grand Rapids, MN consists of a 2.5 Mile Trail Run/ 10 Mile Bike/ 2.5 Mile Trail Run.

I have a cold...a real doozy. The race time temperature currently being forecast will be between 35-38 degrees. It will be raining. It may even sleet.

Now my good Iowegian friend, Mr. William Jenks, recently completed IM Moo with a cold and sore throat. So, if I skip a simple sprint event due to a cold I can certainly be classified a woosie in comparison.

Throw in a potentially muddy run course, as the run portion is a trail run and one can view the event as being totally fun or totally insane.

And I'm just not ready to start packing cold weather gear for an event. Plus, I already did my Miserable As Hell Weather event this year.

What to do. What to do. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

bwheat said...

Dude, I would play it by ear. If you feel better in the morning and it's not raining I'd go for it. But if if raining or you still feel lousy I wouldn't risk it.