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10/22/12 7:40 P

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Totally normal, Mary. Going through that myself at the moment as I have a marathon this weekend. I'm struggling to hang onto my confidence.

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10/19/12 9:12 A

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Sounds like a fun route for your HM.

Nervousness is very normal!

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10/19/12 8:15 A

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So normal! You can feel anxious, nervous, and restless.. your mid week runs may feel slow and sluggish, you might even experience nightmares about your race.. All normal! Trust your taper... Believe me! On race day, you'll feel fantastic! Good luck!

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10/18/12 8:31 P

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Noral, normal, normal! Just don't let the antsy get to you. Trust the traiing plan, it won't steer you wrong. We're all rooting for you!!

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
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10/18/12 6:46 P

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Being antsy is pretty normal. If you have hopes of a good time the taper really helps. You can just use a race as a training run and run it at a slower pace and skip the taper.

I have found that some of the nerves get better the more races you run.

Sounds like a really fun race. How long are the tunnels where you are in the dark.

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10/18/12 6:22 P

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Yes, taper madness is normal. Fortunately, or not, I don't have that problem. emoticon I LOVE the taper! You are right, tho. Trust your training plan. You want to arrive at the starting line completely rested and ready to "run, run, run". Concentrate on eating a healthy diet, hydrating and getting some good sleep.

It sounds like a great race. ENJOY!

Robyn

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10/18/12 6:04 P

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DH and I are just over two weeks out from run our first half. I am so antsy/anxious/eager it is sometimes driving me batty! I want to run, run, run. On today's training schedule was an easy walk???? arggh. I know, I know, stick to the schedule to prime myself for the race. We have our last long training run/walk this weekend.

Can someone please tell me if this antsy-ness normal?

BTW our race is the Rails to Trails Half in Norwalk, WI on Nov. 4 - on the Elroy Sparta bike trail - we'll even go through old RR tunnels that require us to use a flashlight!

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