Tomorrow I'm supposed to have a long run of 2:40 hours but there is no chance of that happening. My foot pain has gone away thanks to the anti inflams which I stopped taking yesterday. Today I walked around the Ontario Science Centre for five hours with no pain but I think it would be wise to bail from my long run tomorrow morning. So here's the dilemma: I rolled my ankle several times a couple of weeks ago at the Chilly Half Marathon and the following week, my run schedule was too intense. Last Sunday, my ankle started to hurt. I've hurt this ankle many of times in the past and it usually subsides after a couple of weeks of not running. The Chilly was a "C" race and I shouldn't have pushed it when the Around The Bay (30 km) was so close. This is a race that I've trained for twice in the past and was not able to make it to the start line. It is a "B" race but one I've wanted to do as it is the oldest road race in North America, in fact older than the Boston Marathon.
I probably could finish the race, but not in the time coach would be expecting me to finish (around 2:30 - 2:40). At the same time, despite my foot feeling "fine," do I risk further injury and possibility jeopardize my 2011 season? After this race, I have Sporting Life 10k (C race), Toronto Marathon (I've never done a marathon), Muskoka Long Course (B race), maybe Peterboro Half Iron (A race), Calgary 70.3 (A race) and Muskoka 70.3 (A race).
Or do I go for it and let the chips fall where they may?