I Hate Racing: First Race Of The Year

I Hate Racing: First Race Of The Year.

I Hate Racing: First Race Of The Year

I Hate Racing: First Race Of The Year:

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

I Hate Racing: 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 Report:

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.

Also I Hate Racing: First Race Of The Year

I really hate racing!!!!

I hate pushing myself.

I had far to much to eat all day.

I have to pace myself better.

I need to drink more water.

I need to cut down on cakes and biscuits.

I need to loses some weight 1-2 stone for racing,.

I need to change all above.

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!!

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

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

  2. 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! πŸ™‚

  3. 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.Jeanine

  4. 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 πŸ™‚

  5. 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

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