On Freaking Out – What’s Your Advice?

Remember this post? I re-read it today and there are some valuable bits of wisdom to remember there. Maybe I should re-read my own blog more often. Yours are more fun, though.

That turned out to be my best. race. ever.

The early bird catches the worm? Preparation is the key to success? Why put off to tomorrow what you can do today?

Yeah, not here. This is apparently a fly by the seat of your pants and pray for a safe landing blog.

Just take a quick look at my upcoming events, if you don’t believe me:

  • September 04 (that’s this Sunday, by the way) – Emerald City Quarter Marathon
  • September 17 (that’s 2 weeks, if you wondered) – Air Force Half Marathon
  • October 16 (that’s coming up quick just so you know) – Columbus Half Marathon
  • January 07 & 08 2012 (since when did that sneak up on me?) – Goofy Challenge
I’m Freaking Out Here!!!
Hi. My name is Sara. Nice to meet you. Did I mention I used to train adequately for races, but that seems to be a thing of the past?

I’m Kind Of Freaking Out HERE!!!!!!!!!!
I spent a great deal of time doing this today:
Now, before you go and dub me the Queen of Training Plans, I used this as my model for [what I hope is] success.
What do you think????????????????Β 
Advice? Opinions? Alterations? Scrap it? Keep it? Good luck and have fun? You’ll be sorry? You’re right on track? Clearly you have no idea what you’re doing? You’re a genius, by the way?
This is my plea for help! What do you think blogland?
Until the next mile marker (which I hopefully make it to in one piece),Β 
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  1. Karen @ working it out... says

    That is quite the schedule! Your back to back long runs look a lot like what I did for the Goofy this past year. If you feel like you are running too much when you get into the heart of the plan you probably could cut down to 4 days. My training plan was 4 days a week and it worked out just fine. Good luck πŸ™‚

  2. Melissa McMullin says

    Try not to do too much too soon – you don’t want to end up hurting yourself! Just do the best you can and try to relax! πŸ™‚

  3. Christina Patterson says

    That looks like a great schedule to me! πŸ™‚

  4. I think you need a lower key week after the half marathons! But use this as a guide and listen to your body!

  5. Wow! Clearly I have NO idea what you are doing… but I certainly know that you do!

    Will watch your posts as you progress and I am sending you lots of good wishes for your Quarter on Sunday… wearing those new pink socks?

  6. Sara, all you can do is let your body tell you what you can and can’t do. But you may be surprised how quickly your body will go back to last year’s distances. Remember – some of your issues may be mental/emotional versus purely physical. And you know Mom will help you! Love ya, Dad

  7. It might be worth asking Dr. Bright or your PT to look at your schedule and make sure you aren’t pushing your knee to hard. Just an idea.

  8. I’m freaking out a bit too πŸ™‚ I’m doing the Emerald City 1/4 also – and know that I’m not prepared. It appears that a run/walk is in my future! Hope to catch up with you afterward!

  9. Mackenzie Hunter says

    Holy smokes girl you’re crazy, but you can do it! Good luck!

  10. Suzanne Westenhofer says

    I believe when it comes to training for big races our bodies are capable of far more than we give them credit for. You will be ready!

    We are doing 5 Days of Giveaways on our blog this week if you or any of your readers want to stop by!

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