So I guess... yeah, all my nervousness is totally gone.
I was UBER nervous on Tuesday/Wednesday... probably for a few reasons.
The main one being because a lot of people know my race goal, which means if I don’t achieve it, there will be a lot of people who are aware of my failure.
One reason I told some of these people is because I want support on the course, and I might need someone to say, “Hey, you’re running XYZ/mile pace right now, but you need to be running XZY MINUS 10 seconds/mile to reach your goal”.
My goal is pretty aggressive feeling, but then again, I’m a go big or go home kind of girl. Still, the chills I was getting last week at the thought of the goal, are just... not there anymore.
I’m also really FIT, and I should trust that my training has gotten me fit enough to pull this off.
My 8K PR, which I ran on Oct 1 “projects out” to a Marathon Race Time that is 11 minutes FASTER than my goal. So why would I question my goal anyway?
My goal is realistic.
My goals ARE realistic.
My plan is solid.