Today's Tuesday on the Run is about race dreams. I think most runners I know have had them. They're not nice, that's for sure. Normally they'll consist of a change in course, getting lost, forgetting something, not getting to the start line, not finishing, etc. Our minds not only like to give us phantom pains leading up to a race, but these dreams also seep in. How nice, right?
I had one of those dreams before the Princess half marathon. I didn't dream about sleeping through my alarm or missing the starting line. I dreamt the course was sooooo different, and that I got lost in the Magic Kingdom and couldn't get out. The Magic Kingdom didn't look like the Magic Kingdom, but somehow I knew it was. It was bizarre, and most of the time I want to dream as long as possible. Not that time. I was quite happy when I woke up.
Luckily I haven't had one in a while, and I think my mind did that because it was my first ever half marathon. I can't remember exactly when in training I had this dream, but I know it was building up to my final long runs. I don't think it was during the taper, which taper itself can bring on all sorts of anxiety. I thought all this was supposed to be for fun :-P
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.