>Racing>Got a few race questions.
Now that was a bath...
Princess Cancer Pants
I feel really sad that I will be crossing the finish line without my family to cheer me on. This will be a monumental achievement for me. I have only been running for five weeks and I have had to really push myself with distance, pace and hills to prepare for this race. Often I have thought that I am insane for picking this particular race as my first but I am starting to feel ready! Would have meant a lot to me though to have my nearest and dearest there to pat me on the back. Oh well!
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Sorry to hear about your family. I know it's hard on everybody getting up that early. Hard enough when you're running it; it's got to be just as hard to roll out of bed at 5:00 a.m. (or more like 4:00 in this case?) so you can go stand in the dark. Just get a really good race picture, and make some new friends. And when you cross that finish line, look up at the camera and SMILE. None of that looking down at your watch stuff.
I cannot wait to see how fast you do this.
Abs of Flabs
I have been concerned about pacing myself when I am setting out with other runners. I really don't want to go out too fast and have nothing left for the big hills.
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I like the sound of all that advice (except the ice bath - Ewa, i'll save that for more painful injuries - blimey!). I think i'll keep my runs shorter, flatter and slower for the next week. i am learning that running slow is quite a skill. I set out today to run really slow, but it's very difficult to judge when you are actually out there.Claire xxx
I honestly don't think that I will be any faster on race day than I am now, but I guess we will all have to wait and see. I have been concerned about pacing myself when I am setting out with other runners. I really don't want to go out too fast and have nothing left for the big hills.
Sub 19:00 for 5K 05-03-13 Clee Prom 5K - 19:00:66 that was bloody close!
Sub-40:00 for 10K 17-03-13 Gainsborough 10K - 39:43
Sub 88:00 for HM