Pre Race Jitters

So the Long Island Marathon is on Sunday.  I am excited and ready to run, but I am also extremely nervious.  This is normal, I know.  My training has gone great.  In fact, I didnt miss a single training run! I feel as if I am finally ready to break 4 hours.  My Marathon Playlist is 4 hours on the button, and I dont intend on running out of music. Wink

I always can’t sleep the night before a race and Hal Higdon gives a good tip:

“Get a good night’s sleep tonight (Friday). You may have more difficulty sleeping tomorrow night because of nervous anticipation. Also, you may need to get up early Sunday to get to the start on time. For this reason, your Friday night’s sleep is even more important than your Saturday night’s sleep.”

I’ll let you all know how it goes Tongue out

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5 Responses to Pre Race Jitters

  1. Mike says:

    I don’t think you have anything to be nervous of. With the miles you’ve run you’ve just entered Nevada by foot.

  2. jsoldo says:

    Thanks man! Maybe I’ll play some blackjack while I’m in town :)

  3. Yoong says:

    Well, running while listening to the music is not advisable especially on the road. But being a long distance runner, motivation is important in form of music. Just take precaution on the incoming vehicles, unless the organiser is so good to prohibited all the vehicles from entering the marathon route.

  4. jsoldo says:

    Thanks for the good wishes! I am very anxious and ready to run! Most courses dont "officially" allow music but also dont really care. The entire race course is shutdown by the local police so there are no safety issues. Plus I run with music on streets that arent closed off all the time :) I just keep it really low and pay attention to my surroundings.

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