#1 - Tinkerbell Half at Disneyland - January 20, 2013
#2 - Heroes Half - Everett, WA - April 28, 2013
#3 - See Jane Run Half - Seattle, WA - July 14th, 2013
Asking myself lots of questions all day long...
Will the course be hilly? What if I pass out? (I never have but you never know) What if I trip and hurt myself? What if it rains? What if it is too hot? Will the course be hilly? What if my shoes bother me? What if I get a cramp? What if they run out of water? What if I am last? and on and on and on....
Geez. Can I just stop already?
The Half I am running is just north of where I live in the beautiful city of Bellingham, WA. I have run a few races there but never this one. There is a Marathon and a 5K happening as well. I am sure because of course demands they are staggering the starts. The 5K and the Marathon start at 7:30am and then the Half does not begin until 9:30am... oh my this is bothering me too. I wish I was starting earlier. I just want to dive in and get it done... I am sure it will all be fine... but I like to stew on all of this.
Then I log into Facebook today and there is an article posted from Runner's World magazine all about race jitters and how to cope... you can see it HERE.
I am suppose to be tapering my mileage and how do I deal with the stress of the half this weekend? I run 8 miles today. ;P
How do you deal with pre race jitters? Do you worry about silly things regarding races?