Thursday, September 13, 2012

stress... not too much but not too little

Today's run was suppose to be 7 miles with 5 at Marathon Pace. I only did 6 miles because I woke up late. It's driving me crazy that my pace is all over the place. How do I work on that?!?!

1) warm up, 2) 8:55, 3) 7:25, 4)7:16, 5) 7:30, 6)7:40, 1/2 mile cool down walk.

The last mile was hard, I felt slow and tired but I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the split time. The first mile I can't explain. I was trying to pick up speed, and settle on a good pace while staying under my 9mi/mile goal.

This weekend I'm running the Wounded Warrior Half Marathon in Oxnard. I'm very nervous, not because of the distance but about the time. I've been working hard for the past 4 months at getting fast and I know I'm going to be disappointed if I don't PR (Personal Record).

I guess at this point, I have to trust that I have prepared myself the best I could. I don't want to stress about it too much (because that's stressful) but not too little either (because I still want to challenge myself).

So, the plan is to rest, hydrate, fuel and prepare myself for Saturday. On game day, I'm going to push myself to maintain a good and consistent pace throughout.
Are there things you've done a million times before that still make you nervous?

How do you balance stress or pushing yourself too much or not enough?

Any plans for Thursday night? 
Anthony and I are going to a Dodger game. We're sitting in the all-you-can-eat section :) !!

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