Thursday, November 4, 2010

Three things Thursday

1. I'm getting pre-race day nerves again.

I do the run without borders on Saturday, in 2 days. I didn't sleep well at all last night, despite attempting an early bedtime. I just don't deal well with stress and I need to get a better handle on it. I have been running over 10 km, once a week, for more then a month now. I can do the race. My only goal is to finish and set a personal best (which is easy when it's my first...) I need to just let go of the nerves.

2. The increased water consumption is going well.

I think I picked a great week to focus on this given I'm racing on Saturday. I'm feeling a lot better and not as snacky now that I'm drinking water. It is still taking a conscious effort, and I'm having to remind myself to keep filling my water glass, but I am easily getting in my 3 litres a day.

3. I'm going to have to change my swim/run timings.

I've been having a harder and harder time getting up for my runs in the early morning. I never delay it without having a firm plan when I'll make it up, but I have started turning the alarm off more and more. I think it comes down to the fact that I just haven't been getting enough sleep.

I usually swim and run on opposite days, but that means I'm swimming until 9:00 at night and then setting my alarm for 5:00 the next morning. It's not like I even get 8 hours when it takes into account the time to get home from the pool and wind down. Then there's the times my kids wake up. I've decided to start swimming and running on the same days. It will actually put more time between them then when they're on opposite days, and I'm more likely to start getting my biking sessions in again.


  1. Good luck at Run without Borders!! It will be an awesome race! Pre-race nerves are good! They keep you focused.

    I think its a good idea to switch your days. And swimming will be good for you after your morning run.

  2. You will Rock it on Saturday! and you totally know it.
    Great job on the water. I'm getting there slowly.

  3. Good idea with the training times!!! Sleep is just as important as quality workouts!
    You'll do great on the weekend- just let the stress go... (easy for me to say, I know)