I need help figuring something out that I'm sure some of you have had the unfortunate luck of experiencing.
I hurt my knee back in April and haven't been able to run more than two miles without it becoming bothersome. I can bike 25 miles but it's not perfect (read, I know I could go a little faster if my knee felt better). I finally went to the doctor about two weeks ago in which he told me I have a "tweaked" knee and shouldn't run for six weeks. [Side note, what the heck is a "tweaked" knee?? I feel like if I had broken a bone I'd be back running sooner]
I've had to bail or downgrade on two races already (a half and oly) and I have another race coming up in early July that I'm uncertain of. The big race, though, is Rev3 at Cedar Point in September, 140.6 distance.
So what do I do? Stay signed up for the race and attempt it being under prepared? Switch to the half and hope that goes well? Bail entirely? I convinced friends to sign up for the race as well so I'd feel guilty not doing it. I'm conflicted because I hate losing the registration fee but also can't stand exercising at anything under 100%.
I suppose I'm just frustrated at this "tweaked" knee that won't seem to heal, never realized how addicting exercise is until I got injured...