...oh, and suddenly getting fat!
I'm a first time FLM'er and am starting to get really nervous and have mad dreams. So far I've dreampt that I turned up without my number because I forgot to go to the expo so all my training (and abstinence were for nothing, and then in another dream I got half way round and thought "sod that" and just went home)
Am also POUNDING on the weight with this tapering mularkey which is most frustrating!
Is it just me?! Please say "no" ...
No. It's not just you. When I did the London Marathon in 2003 I dreamt I turned up at the start line and forgot my running shoes. In my 2006 dream I missed the start and started about an hour after everyone else!
As yet I've had no dream for the 2009 London Marathon
I had a dream that Allison and Seren both finished this year's FLM with the biggest smiles they have ever had......
WS: that prompted me to finally check my travel plans for the day!
I hadn't even considered that this tapering period would be stressful. What a naive fool I am!
I'm a first timer.
Think I have run the marathon in my dreams, dream't about not finishing, getting a hotel to far away from my start, not being able to get to a loo and loads of other things. I would so like to dream about getting the medal around my neck and having a well earned drink (of the alcoholic type).
Getting into a nervous excitement about it now.
Me too. Normally I sleep all through the night but the last three nights I have been awake and having to get up to go to the loo! My husband says he knows I am dreaming about the run because my breathing changes as if I am running and my legs twitch!!
I am constantly looking at the mile by mile and thinking what have I let myself in for!
As for tapering, I just keep walking the dog loads of times, he doesnt know what is going on!! Cant sit still for 5 mins!
As far as I'm concerned, Easter couldn't come at a worse time with regards to trying to avoid choccy.
I'd love to taper more but the thought of not going out to run and putting on more weight as a result have caused niggles to flare up. But I can't stop myself!
Petrified I won't get there at the start either.
You'll hate me for saying this, but if you're stacking on weight, you are eating too much.
Taper isn't about eating till you pop, its a very fine balance of getting your muscles full of glycogen for the race without over-eating. I put on weight last year in training, so was very careful this year. Now I'm tapering I've reduced my food volume to compensate for the reduced miles.
But I'm with you on the mad dreams. Mine favourite is ambling to the start, where everyone else is already running and not worrying because its all done on chip time, after all...
hahaha this is so funny.. i hought it was just me! i dreamt the other night that i stopped for a picnic with my boyfriend haf way through and then the race officials were really nasty and wouldnt let me run the rest! hahahaha woke up in such a state!
this marahon has messed with both my body nad mind more than i ever dreamt it would!
good to know im not the only one!
yep - the weird dreams have started and my marathon is not until the end of May! Usually they involve forgetting to wear trainers and running in inappropriate footwear (stilettos and cowboy boots so far!).
I am fairly confident that on the actual day, while 101 things can go wrong, forgetting my trainers shouldn't be one of them!
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