training run or a race?

missed a lot of training this year, should i hold back in my only race this year

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03/09/2013 at 12:42

Have a 10 mile race this Sunday, but have missed about 7 months training since last September. Have only been training conservatively i.e. running slowly on grass. Ran at 7.00 pace last year and even though I have not raced at all this year part of me wants to just go with how i feel on the day and see what happens. The other part says just relax and treat it as a training run and enjoy the day, and don't risk setting my recovery back. Not sure how i will react on the day, anyone have experience of this dilemma?( Ran 5 mile yestreday at 7.30 pace, 85% HR )


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