Sunday, February 26, 2006

Wise man or Wus?

I did something today I have only done once or twice in my life; I skipped a race. It was sunny, low 20s, wind from the north at about 15 to 20 mph. I've trained plenty in these conditions. I've even run a couple of races; a 5K and a 5 miler. Both sucked. There's a big difference between training in the cold, when you can go slow and turn for home if it gets too bad, and racing in the cold. If you've been following the blog you'll see that today's race was a 1/2 Marathon. That's 13.1 miles in 9 degree wind chill. I stayed home.

I just can't get past thinking that, even if it was the wise choice, I wussed out.