It's official: I'm terrified for the Pineland 50k. Not terrified in the sense that I'm going to die, but terrified in the sense that I'm going to suck. Hence, my attitude toward the race over the last week or so has been...meh. I'm just not that interested. I think it's a defensive mechanism. Plus, my training hasn't exactly been going all that great. The more I think about the training, the less excited I am about running the race. The less excited I am about running the race, the less excited I am about running, period. And, that only makes me more terrified. It's a vicious cycle.
That being said, I just registered. This little graphic at the end of the registration process didn't help:
So, that's where my head is at. Not a good place. But, hopefully, some relaxed running over the next couple weeks will get me back in form. Regardless, one thing is certain: