Havent had been running very well for the last 10 months. No energy in the body, legs constantly tired, gaining weight all kinds of stuff like that. Ran a unremarkable New York in November and had no plans or goals after that. Wanted to rest and see if that helped so I took a few months off. Felt ok the first few weeks but then the same stuff came into play again. Doctors are no help so I just decided to try and gut it out and hope things would change. Even started lifting a little bit of weight to try and gain back some strength. So all this leads to a couple of days before the race feeling like I would enjoy racing even if I wasnt in great shape. So on a few weeks of very low mile training and having not run further than 9 miles in four months I signed up for the 30k. Glad I did. It was a LOT of work and I had to really keep focused but I was able to run a time I am happy with for this stage in the fight. The legs didnt want to give any speed after the first 6 miles but they never stopped working even though they were really shot. Maybe there is hope.