Race Pressure is On

I think I need this shirt to get me through next two months.

After chatting with Heather on Sunday and learning that she’s up to 9 miles, the pressure is on. I had a good 6 miler last Wednesday and was hoping to add on to that today, but I wasn’t so lucky. I was only able to get 4 miles in before I felt dizzy. The whole run was sluggish, like I was running in mud. It didn’t feel like the first four miles, it felt like the last four.

I’m probably not in a bad position since the half-marathon isn’t until October 13th, but I think the fact that I was deep in it this time last year and am being lackadaisical about it this year is putting me on edge. Today was hard in particular because it’s a step back after a good step forward. Last week I was cooking and could have ran farther but I was close to home and wanted to know my time (I know, I should get a watch). Today, by the end I was woozy and thought I was going to pass out. That inconsistency bothers me.

Heather and I in the past discussed a possible walk/run, but now that she’s getting into it, I don’t think that is going to happen. Plus, I don’t know if I want it to. I’d like to see if I can do this again and that last year wasn’t a fluke. Sure, I get the swag and the beer tickets none-the-same, but it’s not the same.

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About charmcityrants

Charm City Rants is written by Jeanne-Michele Vigna, a certified group fitness instructor, an avid traveler and seeker of knowledge, plus an expert of Eurovision and hot dogs. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and two cats. Plus, she obviously likes to complain.
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