4 miles this morning (I am sorry you have to see that callus on my hand..).
For this marathon I am not really experiencing race day anxiety because I don’t really care about my time. I have had a short training cycle due to taking off time this summer from running/cardio so I know I haven’t had enough time to build both my speed and endurance. I will be able to finish (unless the heat kills me.. if it does, you are all in my will) so I don’t feel any pressure/anxiety. My face did completely break out so maybe I am stressed out about the race but I don’t feel stressed!?!
If I was going to try to race it= I would have a lot of anxiety right now. When that happens I just try to keep my mind occupied with other things. I also love going through my training journal to remind myself of the awesome training runs I have done that prove I am ready for the race. A little anxiety is kind of good for ya too and maybe it will give you some adrenaline to go run hard:) More posts/articles about race day anxiety HERE, HERE and HERE!
This morning I did have my normal race week ‘holy cow, I am tired just running 4 miles… how in the world will I run 26.2 in just a few days’ thing. But then I reminded myself that I ALWAYS feel that way at some point the week of the race (tapering plays games with my mind) and I always end up finishing the race.
We went over to my sister’s house to say goodbye because we won’t see her for a week. Yes, that is going to be very hard on both of us to go that long.
And then we went to go find a good visor for the race… none of them felt right though… still on the hunt.
Brooke was more into the hats.
I cut out a lot of my normal veggies the few days before a race so instead of just putting a bunch of food on top of spinach for lunch, I just put it (chicken, sweet potato and TJ’s peanut dressing) on top of a tortilla instead.
Thank you Old Navy. They were selling their minnie shirts for $4… we are all set for Disney (we are driving the rest of the way to California after the marathon).
Nailed it last night. I will go for another 102% of sleep tonight so that I am well rested for race day. The night before the night before the race is when your sleep is especially important!
And now it is time to watch an episode of Gilmore Girls with my jug of water until Brooke wakes up (PS she decided she doesn’t need naps very often anymore so I am taking full advantage of her taking one today).
How often do you get race day anxiety? For every race? Never? Just when you are trying to go fast?
What races have you traveled to?
-This one is about 3.5 hours away.
How many nights a week do you usually get a good night sleep?