Half-marathon nerves and taper-madness!
Monday, August 20, 2012
In my last, long-ago blog entry, I was riding a wave of optimism. The wave has completely dissipated. :-( Now I am just nervous as heck.
My second half-marathon is 6 days away--Sunday, August 26th. After my triathlon, I went back to running more miles and some more intense workouts, but it seems like my speed vanished. Every run has felt hard. I am feeling very underprepared.
It doesn't help that I drove the course for this half, and it is very hilly. I'm no longer shooting for a PR, I'd just like to finish this one. I'm totally psyching myself out, and I shouldn't even go for a long run to work it out. I need to find ways to keep from going crazy this week.
Edited to add: A friend won a free entry to this half-marathon that she can't use, so my daughter used it, WOOT! Now I will have somebody to run with me and pump me up. My DD is usually faster than me, but she hasn't really been training for a half (though she runs 20 miles per week) so we will be able to run together. I'm feeling a teensy bit better about this race now.