Sunday, October 9, 2011

Half marathon next weekend and the nerves are kicking in

I have trained and felt ok about the Hartford half marathon next week, then the final instruction email came and I became very nervous. Not sure why. The pre race nerves always make me doubt my training. Oh well. Last week I did 13.08 in prep in my area which is very hilly. I had a good run, did it in 2:05 which is great for me. This past week I have IT band pain and my planter fasciitis issues, but nothing too bad. Then today I went for a mileage taper run and had an awful run. I felt off at first and by mile 2.5 I started having stomach cramps followed by really bad cramps and nausea. Not good. I pushed through the 6 miles I planned on but had to stop and walk quite a few times. For a few minutes I actually thought I might have to call home for a ride, but decided I would beat myself up afterwards if I totally gave up. I am now hoping next week is a good run. I figure it must be better to have my bad run today versus next week, right? I am hoping for decent weather and a good pace and looking forward to seeing my husband PR on the full marathon.


  1. Good luck Lorraine! You are going to do great, don't let your mind give in to negative thoughts. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

  2. Great job on the 2:03, honey! knew you could do it!