Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
IFDEEVARUNS2's Photo IFDEEVARUNS2 Posts: 9,950
10/22/12 7:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

Dee
Houston, TX

"May there always be sushi at the finish line!"

Twin Cities Marathon
10/4/15
Jeff Galloway 13.5 12/12/15
Austin Marathon 2/14/16



SEABREEZE65's Photo SEABREEZE65 Posts: 11,124
10/19/12 9:12 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sounds like a fun route for your HM.

Nervousness is very normal!

"It's not how old you are, it's how you are old."

"I am still learning." Michelangelo

"You aren't old until age becomes your excuse." Joe Friel




 July Minutes: 0
 
0
375
750
1125
1500
CHEMCHIC2006's Photo CHEMCHIC2006 SparkPoints: (64,346)
Fitness Minutes: (82,221)
Posts: 263
10/19/12 8:15 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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!

Race PR's:

2012 Race to feed The Hungry 5K- 25:26

2013 Ocean City Seaside 10 Miler- 1:34.25

2014 Rock n Roll USA Half marathon 2:03

2013 Disney Marathon- 6:57


 current weight: 144.0 
 
145
141.25
137.5
133.75
130
NINJALINDA's Photo NINJALINDA SparkPoints: (109,519)
Fitness Minutes: (90,101)
Posts: 5,217
10/18/12 8:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.
-Will Rogers


 current weight: 176.4 
 
195
182.5
170
157.5
145
TRILLIUM22's Photo TRILLIUM22 Posts: 7,535
10/18/12 6:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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.

Cindy or Trill
Co-Leader Jeff Galloway Training for Any Length Race Spark Team
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=33873


PRs
March 4 Little Rock Marathon 4:44:07 PR
April 7, 2013 Go St. Louis Half Marathon 2:05:55
Chesterfield Turkey Trot 5k 26:05 PR docs.google.com/spreadsheets/
d/1DrXvwR5YbjQo1_tYthun_CtBETjg2CG44am
4NaWSMCc/edit?usp=sharing


 Pounds lost: 7.2 
 
0
6.25
12.5
18.75
25
ROBYNLN's Photo ROBYNLN Posts: 661
10/18/12 6:22 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If i quit, however, it lasts forever..That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me" Lance Armstrong

"It doesn't get easier, you get better."



 current weight: 212.8 
 
261
235.75
210.5
185.25
160
SUNNYSIDEUPMARY's Photo SUNNYSIDEUPMARY Posts: 2,714
10/18/12 6:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
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!

Mary D.

Wisconsin (Between Milwaukee and Madison) - Central Time


 current weight: 200.0 
 
203
194.5
186
177.5
169
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Jeff Galloway Training for any Length Race General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Runner's High (from Men's Health) 10/10/2014 10:05:58 AM
How to step it up a notch? 2/20/2015 7:13:20 PM
When does a short run turn into a long run? 2/20/2015 7:08:38 PM
Pebble watch and fitness tracker 10/2/2014 9:34:41 AM
Maintenance workouts question... 10/22/2014 9:40:41 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33873x50449147

Review our Community Guidelines




x Lose 10 Pounds by August 15! Get a FREE Personalized Plan