Adidas Grand Prix – to do or not to do?

I have posterior tibial tendonitis. I’m in NY for the Adidas Grand Prix. I’m in a coffee shop weighing my options – race it and see what happens or get to the Olympic Trials healthy?

The trials are in 2 weeks and I’m in shape. Like really in shape. I’m ready for a sub-32 minute 10K and a shot at the coveted ‘A’ standard. Obviously I should bite the bullet, skip the race, and look towards the main goal – racing well in Eugene. Hey, I’m still in the best city in the world, right?

Did you forget this is my first diamond league event? I refuse to make a bad impression – to not at least toe the line, to give myself a chance to prove I belong. Because, as of now, I don’t – I’m a misspelled name on the start list and the girl who “showed up a day early” to the hotel regardless of how many times I explain I’ve only ever had 1 flight itinerary, which has always landed me in the big Apple on Thursday, not Friday. I’m ready to fly around Icahn Stadium, to stop my families questions about getting a ‘real job,’ to get a big, fat, juicy new PR.

I am, however, absolutely not prepared to injure myself beyond repair for the trials. I need answers, yet my mind is full of questions. What to do, what to do?

5 thoughts on “Adidas Grand Prix – to do or not to do?

  1. Dont race. Save it for the trials, where it really matters. Yes-diamond league meets are prestigious, but you know well that this year the trials outweigh a diamond league meet. You could always go to Europe and compete after the trials if things don’t go as planned. Patience is an annoying thing in running, but it always pays off in the end.

  2. Sorry about the tendonitis Allie 😦 You have a tuff decison to make but I will say this, if the body is in doubt … sit out. The Adidas Grand Prix is a great event to get into and I’m 100% sure you would make some noise there but I think you will make just as much noise if not more at the trials in a couple weeks. If you aggrivate your tendonitis and don’t do well at the trials you have to wait 4 years for another crack at it. The Grand Prix howvever you can come back next year. Just some food for thought. Whatever you choose I’m sure you’ll do awesome speed racer!!! Wishing ya well!

    Run Happy!!! 🙂

  3. Allie I’m so so sorry to hear this news! My gut says sit it out and stay healthy and happy for the trials! These only come once every four years! you can run in another Diamond league meet! 🙂 Feel better!! 🙂

  4. You skip the stupid race and you KICK butt at the Trials. You don’t need to impress anyone, you already have a fan club 🙂 I can’t wait to see you dominate the 10k. I love you , Al.

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