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Saturday night. You know what that means. 

It means that I am going to watch a little TV with the hubs, maybe read a little while he beats up some bad guys in his video games, and then read as many Runner's World articles as I can before I attempt my 20 miler tomorrow morning. Yes, I am a party animal. Luckily I got in my carbo-loading today with a veggie "burger" from Five Guys. And then (what else?) a little fro-yo action.


Hubs decided a frappuccino would make a better afternoon snack. Weirdo. 


All the sugar must have gone to his head because he wanted to join me for a very hot run this afternoon. It wasn't a run day for me, but I ran 1.5 miles with him around the lake before jumping in for a swim. I can't even pretend there was any actual "swimming" done. I basically just flopped around on a noodle and it was amazing. 

I have serious anxiety right now about my long run. I almost feel like I do before a race. Really nervous, not sure if I can handle it. I'm sure it will be fine, but I have butterflies in my tummy!

Do you ever get long-run anxiety?
Any time I need to run a distance PR it scares me a little. I usually read about other people's long runs to get me excited and less scares. 

Fro-yo or Frappuccino?
Honestly, I love fraps. But frozen yogurt will always be my lover. I heart you, fro-yo. <3
(P.S.--it took me a good 30 seconds to figure out how to make a heart like that. I am the world's slowest texter.)

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Comments

  1. I used to get out of control long run anxiety training for my first half and my first marathon. Like, if the run was Saturday, I'd start getting nervous Wednesday. I still get anxiety about 20 milers even though I've done that or more a bunch of times now, because running twenty miles is hard, its a long way to go! You can do it though. The fact that other couples spend Saturday nights with him playing video games and her reading a book (or blogs) makes me extremely happy. Thought it was just us. I wanted fro yo so bad tonight, but not bad enough to drive to the shop I guess. Have a great run tomorrow!

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  2. Dude I have a sixteen miler tomorrow, which will be my longest run yet. I'm nervous. My hubs is going to bike along to make sure I don't die or if I do... he can phone the proper authorities. Gulp.

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  3. You will do great with the long run! I had such anxiety last Saturday night about my half marathon & it went great! Have fun & remember to smile every now & then. :). By the way, fro-yo for me! ;)

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  5. You can do it!

    When training for my first half-marathon, I didn't know how I was going to do my long runs. I couldn't imagine running that far! (Basically anything over 4 miles was "long" for me). I just trusted in the plan and thought, other people do this, I can do this! The runs that I was most scared of, I felt the best after I completed.

    Looking forward to hearing about your 20-miler!

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  6. sounds like a great saturday to me! And perfect prep for that 20 miler. I didn't know five guys had veggie burgers! cool.
    You run will be great, enjoy the miles as they come. No sooner, no later. you got this!!
    ;)
    LC

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  7. I ALWAYS have anxiety the night before a race- whether it's a 5km or a 20 miler! Okay, okay. So I've never attempted a 20 miler. But 13.1 miles is close... um, not even. I've never gotten nervous for training runs but again, I've never attempted the long runs like you!! I usually get nervous for my interval runs, because I find them the hardest.
    Thanks for the link to my contest! :) Looking forward to seeing how your run went! And you look GORGE having your fro-yo!

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  8. having pre-race, pre-workout, pre-run jitters is totally normal, in fact i love what my mom used to tell me when i'd be annoyed that i was getting so nervous, "if u weren't nervous THEN i'd be worried, it meant that u didn't care." so true, i hope u have a wonderful run, i know u will rock it! :)

    PS-umm, i'm hoping u don't mind that i totally turned u into the topic for my post today. don't be all shy, i only did it cuz u rock. :)

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  9. I ♥ fro-yo too!!! I've been craving it for awhile now...

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  10. I think it's good to get a little nervous ... it makes for a better run - once you get started all the nerves will go! Enjoy!

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  11. I heart both, but I am a huge lover of froyo and what is bad is that I can't get it anywhere around my home! I would have to travel at least 1 hr and a half to get it! AHHH! We need one sooooo bad!!! Have a wonderful run today!!

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  12. DEFINITELY froyo - no question.

    Good luck on your run this morning!

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  13. Ahhhh! 20 miles?! Now this I am dying to hear about!! You are a machine and you'll deserve fro-yo by the bucket by the time it's over, haha.

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  14. GOOD LUCK! I know you'll do great! I always get nervous before my long runs but I tell myself "girl, you are going to run 16 miles today, can you believe that?!" and then a huge smile comes on my face and off I go!

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  15. YES.. I still get long run anxiety after running 4 years.. Sorry def the frap! LOL

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  16. LOL I'm an awful texter too! I write everything out in full...NO abbreviations. So I'm slow AND it's kind of annoying for the person getting them, I think. Oh well.

    Good luck!!!!

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  17. Last year when I did my first 10 mile run, I was super nervous because I just didn't think I could make it! But now that I know I can I am excited to tackle those long runs this year, but anything past 13 miles and I think I would freak out! Hope your run was good!

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  18. I get long run anxiety too, but once I'm running I feel better. HOpe it goes well today!

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  19. The big distances freak me out up until the actual run day, but when I'm doing it, it never seems THAT bad. Good thing, huh?

    Good luck today :) (or maybe you're already done!)

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  20. Until I actually did a marathon, the long distances ALWAYS freaked me out. Who am I kidding, they still do :). How can running 20 miles not freak a person out- but you will do awesome!! The feeling you get when it's over is so worth it!

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  21. I'm sure by now you've done your long run successfully and had a bag of ice transported to the bathroom for a post race ice bath celebration :) YES, I do get anxious before my long runs - I posted about it once and was surprised when I asked if others get nervous that most people said no - boo, I do . . . glad I'm not alone! Be safe and stay healthy!!!!
    Hope the run went well and that the rest of your day is fun and relaxing!

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  22. Good luck on the run! I'm not too bad about long run anxiety, I more so just think about how I wish I had a running partner to help keep me company... I've tried to recruit many friends to run with me, even if it's just part of it, but no luck :( Our schedules either don't match up or they don't think they can run far.

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  23. Sounds like a great day! There are no fro-yo places where I live! It's just crazy...but I think there is a new one being built, so I'm looking forward to that. I see all kinds of bloggers eating fro-yo and I really want to try it!

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  24. haha you made me nervous just READING about running 20 miles. I've never run anything more than 4.15 miles. haha But I'm sure you'll do great!

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  25. I totally get long run anxiety. I have a half marathon next weekend, and I have flutters in my stomach thinking about *what if* I don't PB! I'll aim to "have fun"...but I still have that PB goal time in the back of my head.

    Hope you had a great long run!!!

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  26. I totally get long run anxiety, especially when I was training for the half marathon.
    I love the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino from Starbucks! Mmmmmmm!

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  27. I'm running a distance PR next weekend and can tell you that I'm right there with you on the nerves...and it's still a week away!

    You'll do fine though! All your training thusfar has you prepared to rock. And rock you will! (and totally earn the right to eat buttloads of fro-yo).

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  28. I hope the 20 goes well. That dress looks adorable on you.

    I don't think that I could choose between froyo and a frap...I would get one and then feel like I made the wrong choice and want the other. I'm bad with food options, I always want both.

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