I have a 50km trail race in early October, and due to members of my household having to travel abroad, I may need to self-isolate too if they return back to the household.
The problem is that I would have to self-isolate in the first 2 weeks of September, so I would miss the biggest build weeks of my training plan (Luke Nelson’s Intro to 50k). I’m currently on Week 13 of the plan.
This is my first ultramarathon and I know that the proper advice is probably going to be “Back out if you can’t do those weeks”, but training for this race has been one of the few things that have kept me going during the lockdown and I would really struggle to adjust mentally if I wasn’t able to do the race.
Does anyone have any advice for (a) whether I should continue with the race if I have to self-isolate during those two weeks and (b) how I do mentally come to terms with it if I have to back out in the end?
I can postpone my entry to next year’s edition (May 2021), but I would feel really down if I had to back out because of not being able to train enough.
Thanks for taking the time to respond if you do, I know everyone is struggling at the moment and there are bigger problems in the world.