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I urgently need advice from fellow runners. I would have the last Friday of the Month 5k today at 12.30. I was already supposed to it in June and in July. In June I couldn't do it because I had a vaccine before and didn't want to risk running (and was also advised by a medic friend of mine not to run). Then in July, my grandpa died the day of the race and I didn't race. But today I have got real doubts. I have much going on in my life at the moment: purchase of a first flat, new job, getting married in 2 weeks time. I also have a coach and I always put so much pressure on myself when I race to race a good time. I don't want to disappoint me and him. But at the moment my mind is elsewhere and I am sure I won't be able to block out the pain when it hurts most during the race. I don't want to have a bad result which would be very disappointing for me. I am no elite runner, I am in the middle pack usually and I think if I don't have joy at the moment in racing, I shouldn't go, but then the other half of me thinks "you are lazy and weak." I'd rather go to the gym at lunchtime, set the treadmill to 14 and run 5km. What shall I do? Any ideas? Haven't got much time left. THANKS