I Hate Racing …

All day yesterday I had butterflies in my stomach. Trying to balance meals properly for my first race of the year.

Around 5.89 miles long and even though I knew maybe I wasn’t on top form but thought maybe I would have beaten last years time ..but didn’t. Around 23  seconds slower than  last years time when I was hoping to be a few minutes quicker.

This year thing’s have got to change if I want to improve on my running,lots of improvements to make and not just hoping I will just get better without trying….

Today’s race:

  • Mile one: All uphill and as everyone keeps saying don’t go of to fast guess what? oh yes I did. 8.33 pace I felt tired at the top……
  • Mile two: Great all down hill just went with the flow..  7.56 pace
  • Mile three: Towards the end of this mile I got stitch,really bad oh no it must have been that large bag of chips+sausage I had for lunch or maybe that donut,teacake with butter jam or toast with butter and jam 2 hour before the race.7.44 pace
  • Mile four: Really bad stitch and I though to myself  when will it go?
  • will i finish my race?
  • 8.26 pace
  • Mile five: New lease of life now where did this come from?
  • Stitch went and I started to feel good again all the way to the end,8.10 pace
  • Last bit of the race: 5.8 Great but tired,very tired.8.20 pace.
  • Not a good run,slower than last year but I’m letting this one go.Moving on hopefully.
  • I learned a lot from last night’s race.

  1. I hate racing!!!!
  2. I hate pushing myself.
  3. I had far to much to eat all day.
  4. I have to pace myself better.
  5. I need to drink more water.
  6. I need to cut down on cakes and biscuits.
  7. I need to loses some weight 1-2 stone for racing,.
  8. I need to change all above.
  9. Add lots and lots of core strength exercises.

4 Weeks until my next race and hopefully a much better blog post!! Will I learn from this race?Knowing me, probably not!!

Claire Justine

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  1. Victoria Elizabeth
    14th April 2011 / 6:43 am

    I'm sorry you had a bad race 🙁 I am sure the next one will be much better!

  2. Clairejustine
    14th April 2011 / 6:49 am

    Thank you Victoria 🙂

  3. Missy
    14th April 2011 / 12:54 pm

    Well at least you finished! That's all the matters and its still a run to add to the books! 🙂

  4. Manic Mum
    14th April 2011 / 7:07 pm

    hiya! have just followed u, came across u in bmb…chipsandsausages sounds amazing! don't give it up!!enjoyed ur blog, will call in again soon! looking forward to reading the monday fitness and diet one.tamsyn xx

  5. Jeanine Byers Hoag
    14th April 2011 / 7:22 pm

    In your comment to me, you mentioned a wish for something of mine. I wish that I had the same need to move that you do, not to mention the ability! For me, it would be dancing, not running, and I do enjoy dancing, but I wish I felt compelled to do it every day (imagine what my life, and body, would be like if I did). Instead, I mostly feel compelled to go sit on the couch.Jeaninehttp://dressmytruth.blogspot.com

  6. Clairejustine
    14th April 2011 / 8:01 pm

    Thanks everyone…Missy, i did finish(just)lol and every race i do i seam to learn something :)Tamsyn thanks for the following and the lovely comments i will pop by your blog:)Jeanine i love to dance (but have no rhythm)running is my livin the dream,but if i have bad times i want to sit on the couch, and it's hard to get back,but when i get it back it's great 🙂

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