So I decided that the only way I can determine whether or not I can do this is race is not, suprprisingly, by whining and asking everyone else "What do you think?" but rather going out and doing a workout for myself. And that's just what I did.
I did a hour bike and 30 minute run, granted not far when considering that today would have been my 6 hour ride and 2 hour run, but hey, its a start. And while there was some pain, especially on the bike, it was fractional compared to the last week. And I was also mostly pain-free yesterday as well AND sat through a two hour movie. Ha!
So for today, I am not quitting. I am going to keep getting treatments, doing short workouts and building to the race. But I will continue to monitor, and have also looked into other races this season if this one does not work out - after all, disappointing is not the same as discouraging, right Duane?
Keep on keeping on.