Friday, August 12, 2011

Nerves of Jello....

Tomorrow i will run in my first 5k of the year. I am EXTREMELY nervous about this race.  I have preregistered and the hot weather has finally broken so it's actually going to be cool (65) in the morning rather than hot and humid (80). So i have no excuse not to run it.  i have been running, so it's not the "i dont know if i can do this" nerves.  it's more like the "i really want a pr, but what if i dont?" nerves.

On Tuesday me, Jeremy, and 4 others that are also running the race did a practice run.   I remember that this course was fast.  For some reason I also took it to mean that it was flat!!  Um, no it is not.  mile 1-2 is a steady incline.  :(   the good part is you do come down the hill for the last half of the race.  On Tuesday i ran the course 5 minutes slower than my time on the course last year.  it was hot and humid and i had to walk quite a bit on tuesday.  this was also disheartening bc last year this was my first 5k race ever where i ran the whole race and didnt stop to walk at all.  do the times i walked tuesday equate to 5 + minutes that I can take off tomorrow??  it will be cooler so that will help, but  i just dont know..... i wish i could look ahead to 9am tomorrow and know how i did so i could stop worrying! 


11 comments:

  1. Hey chica...
    Remember that every run is different, every race is different -- even it is the same course.
    You are human, not a robot.

    As one who has not raced at ALL this summer, take this advice or leave....

    The numbers are feedback, they do not define you!

    But-- have a plan, and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate tonight!!!

    Love you!

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  2. Best if luck with your run, just go out there and do it try not to think about the last time you ran the course or what the numbers were.

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  3. You'll do great. Listen to your body and forget about the numbers. Have fun!

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  4. 5k is the most painful race there is, by the time your zone and stride, its over

    Good Luck

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  5. I hear ya on trying to beat previous times...but just relax and try to have a good time! Regardless if you beat your time or not, you are still out there kicking ass. :)

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  6. I am sure you will do great, have fun and just enjoy it!

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  7. You're going to do great!

    There is never shame in walking. Lots of people do run/walk intervals and still PR.

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  8. Good luck in the morning and try not to worry! I know that is easier said than done though!

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  9. Just relax and enjoy it... you will be fine and have a great time!

    Found you on the Fitness Friday Blog Hop today.

    Will be back to read your race recap!

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  10. Good luck today!!! Run your race and you'll rock it!!

    Don't for get to hydrate!!!

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  11. HEY! You PRed! RIGHT? SWEET!

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