Yes, sadly, sense has prevailed and I've decided to run only the Long Mynd on Sunday and forgo the Titterstone Clee race on Saturday. To that end, I rested yesterday instead of hard training and only put in an easy twenty minutes today at lunch time. I want to be 100% rested for Sunday where I shall be aiming to finish towards the sharp end. I know that I'm going to be out of my depth and quite possibly I shall be lucky to finish at all - since I am venturing very much into the unknown but as they say, if you aim for the stars you might just make the moon - and I'd be happy with that.
I'm just itching to get going now and Sunday can't come quickly enough. I've been studying the map and taking advice and I know it's vital that I don't get carried away and go off too quick. The race looks tough in the 2nd half where the three big hills kick in. So I just hope I can control myself - this may turn out to be a real test of will and I might find out that my love affair with hill running is over! But if all goes well I should have something interesting for the blog....
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