Well ya’ll it’s finally here. The weekend I’ve been
dreading looking forward to for a while now is this weekend. I talked about my hesitations regarding this race recently. You can read all about them here. It seems like Thanksgiving was two weeks ago and we were on our Christmas cruise in the Caribbean last week. Yikes! Where did the time go?! Well, anyhow…let’s get to it.
As much as I would really prefer to be running the half marathon, but Disney has already let me know that I can’t drop down to the half instead of the full.
I’m not ready for a full marathon, even though I know my body is tougher than I give it credit. I want to go to Disney and everything is paid for so a DNS is not an option. I can “fake” either race if I have to. I hate saying that because I hate the people that can “fake” a race and still finish way before me after I’ve trained, but right now that’s what I’m hoping for. I can’t afford to get injured and am still trying to get my groove back, but I will be muttering through this race with lots of prayers and walk breaks. I normally believe race goals should come in threes, but not this time.
Goal A. I finish the race in under 5:56 for a marathon PR. This is in a perfect world, where my body is kicking ass and taking names. I don’t feel like I’m in PR shape and runDisney events are historically difficult to PR at, but who knows. I don’t think this is likely at all, but anything can happen on a race day.
Goal B. I finish the race in under 6:30 ish hours and am injury free. This is my realistic goal for the race. I know I will need walk breaks and extra time for side line stretching. I will be pleased to finish injury free with a smile across my face.
All in all I know everything will be okay one way or another I just hate feeling anxious for a race. Cross your fingers for me!
Have you ever felt like this before a race?
How did you deal?