Yesterday I ran in a 15k race in Southern Arizona. I have always been a runner but a short distance runner. I am new to the long distance running thing. So I thought I would run the 15K yesterday in preparation for the half-marathon I am doing in February. It's intersting how many things I learned during this race.
1. The underwear I have does not work for long distance running (any suggestions?)
2. Going to bed at midnight and being up throughout the night with the baby without your husband there is not a good idea!
3. Getting up 45 minutes before you are supposed to register is not a good idea. I had to rush to get ready, rush to get the baby ready, rush to get there to get registered, and then the race started. I was mentally not ready nor was I warmed up.
4. Don't eat unhealthy food the day before the race.
I was definitely regretting these choices during the first 3 miles of the race. I was dead and really felt like I wanted to stop. But I pushed through it and after the 3rd mile I felt a lot better and ended up finishing under my goal time. But no doubt, I would have done much better during those frist 3 miles had I made some better choices the day before.
It was exciting though to finish my first "long distance" race!