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! 


  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!

  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.

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

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

    Good Luck

  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. :)

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

  7. You're going to do great!

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

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

  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!

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

    Don't for get to hydrate!!!