But also, I have a serious case of nerves here. I may have posted once or twice about working on 5K goals; I've been unsure whether to go for a sub 31 or a sub 30, considering how much I know that a sub-35 and even a sub 33 should be doable for me with the way my training runs have been going.
Sometimes I have awesome runs and feel like if I can push a bit harder sub-30 is within my grasp. And sometimes I have confidence busters where I'm not even convinced I can break 32, even though I've had training runs that are less than that! Running is SUCH a headtrip, seriously.
This pond was too pretty not to photograph on Sunday's long run, but unfortunately it has nothing to do with my 5K nerves...
It's funny, I have a half coming up in 2 1/2 weeks - the Lincoln Half Marathon - and I'm not nervous about that. I should pretty easily bust into the 230s - and if I have a really good day I should end up with around 2:30 give or take. But it's a long race and it's my first post partum half and it will be what it will be! I'm not nervous about that. It should be a PR unless the wheels really fall off the bus.
But this 5K...oh yes, I am nervous about that! Possibly more nervous than training for a marathon. (Which, btw, my husband convinced me to throw my name in for the Chicago Marathon lottery, which opened yesterday. I will reserve judgment there.) I feel like I've worked hard for this and I am so nervous to see whether it will pay out...but it also feels so silly to be so nervous about a 5K when I'm running much longer than that each weekend!
I know I'm not the only one out there who gets more nervous about short races than long races, so tell me your story - what makes YOU more nervous?