Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Marathon Freak-Out

Today as I was driving home from a running meet-up with two people I typically run track with I had a panic attack which surrounded the marathon.

Can I really run a full marathon?

Can I meet my goals?

Today, 6 miles seemed like a struggle at some points.  How will I run 20 more successfully?

Why is it going to be hot?

Did I hurt my knee?  Why did it mysteriously start hurting today at mile 2? 

What shoes should I wear?  The shoes that have 350+ miles on them?  My speed work shoes, that I ran my most recent half in, but never farther?  Or a new pair that have 30 miles logged on them? 

Ah....I figured I would have at least one panic attack before the marathon.  Here it is.

I need to think about all the hard work I've done in the past 4 months to get me to where I am today.  There is nothing more I can do to prepare myself.  Doing more right now will actually hurt me come race day.  I need to focus on the positive.

Maybe I'll post my goals tomorrow...after my panic-attack is over.


  1. Trust your training and enjoy your reward for all your hard work

  2. relax, breath and look at the big picture. You are an amazing runner, don't doubt yourself!