Chesterfield half marathon - raising money for Mind


#161

Cheers Ben. As long as I keep the handbrake on and don’t get carried away in the first 6 miles and injure myself then I’m confident I’ll be able to make it round.

Not long now :grimacing:


#162

Headless basketball player spinning the ball on his finger


#163

Yes - don’t get carried away…adrenalin will almost certainly ensure you go faster on the day, which is a good thing. Psychology is also important - I always stop the negative thoughts by telling myself that most people don’t do these things, but I do :slight_smile:


#164

What I’ve learned is that the last 4 miles are 5% physical, 95% mental toughness.


#165

When I used to do these, the two issues that needed to be taken care of were getting your pre race nutrition right (and practising taking on water while on the move from plastic cups) and making sure that your bowels were empty as adrenaline and nerves at the start can otherwise introduce an urge to dump early in the run.


#166

Rule #1 - poop before you run; empty colon = faster times :nerd_face::laughing:


#167

Yes. You’ll have to decide at what point you stop ticking off the miles in an upwards direction (‘achievement’) and start counting them down to the finish (‘the end is in sight’).

VB


#168

Count down after 10. Earbuds go in and the inspirational music goes on!


#169

Short run which I did not enjoy.


#170

Call Ghostbusters


#171

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#172

Last run before the real thing on Sunday :grimacing:

Now it’s just avoiding injury and bring on the carbs :yum:


#173

Not an omen I hope …

VB


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Best of luck


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#178

Good luck Wayne, we’ll look out for you running past our place, the route runs close to our house.


#179

Good luck Wayne!


#180

Very best of luck Wayne.