i worry about being last, which is silly because i don't personally see the very last person in an event a failure, i am not sure why i feel so bothered that the very last person may be me, or why i place this pressure on myself
i can understand not wanting to be like half hour behind, i have certainly come round to the idea that very last is fine as long as within few mins, well maybe under 10 mins
look at an event and times from previous years you will get an idea of the average times if you want a comparison. i am only ever really racing myself, sometimes my husband as we like to compete and banter about this for ages
You'll get used to the great outdoors in time. I had my first outdoors run on the 22nd of December, I found it helped if I remembered that you should be able to hold a conversation when you're doing a long run - try singing (quietly though, no need to get sectioned), or even better run with someone and tlak to them.
10 minute miles in most races will beat someone, you won't be last (unless it's a very good field). You will get beaten by 60 year old women, but that's okay, they were probably out running while you were enjoying your years of inactivity (that's what I told myself anyway)....
i never look at dates lol i just clicked last posts - spooky its keeps them that long
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