I came to the realization today, as I struggled on a 7 mile run, that my goal of running the Charleston Distance Run is more than likely not going to be met this year. At the rate I'm going, I won't be ready in time. It's a hard decision to make, because it feels like failure.
But, to be ready, I'd have to push myself harder than my body is ready for. No race, even one that I set a goal to run, one that I really want to run, is worth making myself sick or injured over.
So instead, I'm going to focus on shorter, stronger runs for the rest of the summer (Look out 5k PR - you're going down!) and then work on the CDR for next year