Friday, June 23, 2006

Giving up

FISA world championships are just over two months away. I've not trained seriously for rowing since the earliest in May. And my left knee is terribly weak. I still lack full range of motion.

To think I can be ready to compete at that level in two months is unreasonable. If I were in perfect health and just needed to train, that would be one thing. But I can't pull hard yet. I can't even squat to tie my shoe.

So today I told my coach and captain to take me off the list of eligible folk for that race. I'll focus on being ready for head races in October, which means longer distances and lower intensity work, which is better for my recovery anyway.

I'm disappointed, but I accept it. Nothing I can do.