This one is tough. Last Saturday I ran a local Sprint Tri and felt great...kind of a tune up for my "A" race on June 10 (Ironman 70.3 Kansas). On Sunday doing mundane yard work I "tweeked" my lower back. I have done this before and am usually out of commission for a week or so. Monday to Tuesday I spent 24 hours in bed not able to move. By Wednesday I was moving like a crippled penguin, today (Friday) I was able to get a 15 minute walk in and felt okay...walking very gingerly. If all goes well I can probably get back to training by Monday (Memorial Day) which will put me two weeks from my race. As you can imagine this is right in the middle of my peak phase and I will have a total of 7-10 days of no training. What are your thoughts on me being able to bank on all the prior months of training to pick it back up during the last week of my peak phase and a taper week? I am willing to forgo this being my A race and just plan to finish...or do you think this is too risky to give it a go?