I glanced through my training log/plan the other day, and noticed that I have a training peak in late May with no race scheduled. It's just a periodization peak that serves no purpose other than to drop my mileage soon after and give my body a bit of a break. I figure it's a shame to waste that fitness and not race.
Unfortunately, there are no local races around the 28th of May. There is, however, a race in Wisconsin on June 3 that I'm already familiar and in love with: Kettle Moraine. I'd have to cram the logistics in, and make sure I have the vacation time available from work if I did pull the trigger and run it. It's a real long drive to the race. About 12 hours. So I'd have to take a day off on the 2nd and 5th just for driving. And then there's the money.
There's also the added complication of Western States 100, a mere 3 weeks later. I committed to crewing/pacing a friend running it for her first time. If I don't end up pacing her because my legs are still shot, that's not the end of the world as there are other people making the road trip that could step up; I'll still go and crew. But it's Western Freaking States... If you have the chance to pace somebody, you take it! I really don't want to jeopardize my chances to run some of the race, even if it is only as a pacer.
So here I am, sitting on the fence with a "do I, or don't I?"