As a runner I feel everyone has some sort of inside fear for running a Marathon be it your maiden marathon or you are running your “nth” marathon. Basis on my experience I have listed few of them.
Unspoken fears of a runner …
- First and foremost … will the alarm buzzer wake me up next day morning?
Will I be able to get up and reach the venue on time?
- Fitness watch betraying …
Be it Garmin or fitbit or any app in the mobile phone not staring or dying mid run. If your race is not recorded in any form means you did not run that day
- Using the washrooms during the race
It is ok to use washroom before the race starts and get yourself lighter but using it during the race can cost your PB (Personal best) by few seconds which you would not like to even think about it.
- Will I be able to do my PB in this race?
All the pre race efforts and hardwork should be result oriented. And incase it fails, you kick yourself.
- Not finding any race photos of yourself
1st day, 2nd day after the race and still you are trying hard to search your race pics with no luck. This again means you did not run
- Looking weird in your race photos
Finally you manage to find couple of pics and you are looking weird in running poses which means you cannot share your pics on any social media and which also means you did not run
- Your startup line section is not what you had expected
All the practice runs and your app shows that you should be in section C instead of section F and now you can’t do anything to change it
- Your running app judging you
Overcoming all the cramps and pains in each and every part of your body, finally you manage to reach the finish line and your app says you are 3.49 seconds slower than your usual runs. This is the time you feel like hitting the lady (for male runners and vice versa for female runners) who announces loudly in middle of so many co-runners
As a runner, what other fears do you have?
Drop them in the comments sections, let’s laugh together.