Day 8 10k Training = Disaster!

I didnt do the 4 miles on sunday i wasnt feeling very well. Infact i had a very bad weekend, i felt unwell, weepy and depressed and over ate alot!

In that state i really freaked out about the 10k when i saw the map of the race route which is:

WE RUN ROME Sabato 31 dicembre 2011, ore 12:00 (mezzogiorno)


Start: Via dei Cerchi ,Via dei Cerchi ,Piazza Bocca della Verità ,Via Luigi Petroselli ,Via del Teatro di Marcello ,Piazza d’Aracoeli ,Piazza Venezia ,Via del Corso ,Piazza del Popolo, Viale Gabriele D’Annunzio ,Viale Adamo Mickievicz ,Piazza Bucarest Viale dell’Obelisco, Piazzale dei Martiri, Viale delle Magnolie, Piazzale delle Canestre, Viale Pietro Canonica, Viale dei Cavalli Marini ,Piazzale dei Cavalli Marini, Viale dei Cavalli Marini, Largo Francesco Trombadori ,Viale del Museo Borghese, Viale San Paolo del Brasile, Piazza San Paolo del Brasile, Largo Federico Fellini, Via Vittorio Veneto ,Piazza Barberini ,Via Barberini Largo di Santa Susanna, Piazza San Bernardo, Via XX Setembre, Via del Quirinale, Piazza del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio Largo Magnanapoli, Largo Angelicum Salita del Grillo, Piazza del Grillo, Via Tor De’ Conti, Largo Corrado Ricci, Via dei Fori Imperiali Piazza del Colosseo, Via Celio Vibenna, Via di San Gregorio, Piazza di Porta Capena, Via dei Cerchi End: Via dei Cerchi

I got more depressed and weepy about it wondering how im ever going to complete it all. Its freaking scary knowing your going to do a race which you havent yet even run the whole distance for! im only on 4 miles so far and thats a struggle!

They emailed me requesting my doctors cert so im getting that done tuesday to scan and send to them. I did like the dryfit t-shirts they are giving us though which were on the website. Pink are the womens tops i believe.

Im sure its normal to freak out about your very first 10k if you havent run that distance before. Well i hope its normal! lol

My friend Marina suggested we walk the route the runs going to take so i can see exactly where im running which i thought was a good idea!


Back to the run today…well it was a disaster! I got up feeling a bit more positive about it had a piece of toast and some tea then waited an hour before heading out. It was pretty cold out there but i got going with my bottle of water and started to run. Not even 1 mile in and i get unbearable cramps!! even though i have been drinking water from my bottle! Is an hour not long enough for food digestion?!?!

So i tried running a bit more but the cramps would get worse it only eased when i walked so in the end i just came home.

Im really disappointed and worried. I have had cramps last week while running and now today which was the worse yet!

Im thinking about either going late mornings or in the afternoons to do my runs now maybe that will give my body more time to hydrate etc etc instead of getting straight up out of bed and going.

Im thinking about trying the 4 miles again this afternoon maybe around 3pm and see if thats a better time.






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