After yesterday’s difficult workout due to the knee soreness and finding out that the XC race is Sunday and not Saturday, decided to take today completely off, not even a light jog, as advised by several online/offline friends. I was planning it anyway, but some prodding from the sidelines convinced me. Will play it by ear tomorrow since I have an extra day before the race.
Not too anxious about taking a day or two off here, I’ve banked plenty of fitness this year to afford this. It’ll be touch and go like this for the next few weeks, until the goal races – the final XC race and The Turkey Trot, both on Thanksgiving week. I’ll be able to get a good rest in afterwards, as there won’t be a meaningful race again until late Dec/early Jan.