Friday, September 3, 2010

strange dreams

I'm not even in marathon training yet I'm having marathon anxiety dreams. Last night I was trying to complete the Portland marathon. Why Portland I don't know but that's where I thought I was. Of course since this is a dream it wasn't any regular marathon... I also had to complete certain tasks along the course which added nearly 30 minutes to my overall finish time. In my dream Portland was the place I was to finally break 4 hours and with all the obstacles that didn't happen so I was crushed! Then all was okay because afterwards I found out the reason I was so tired/took so long to do everything was because I was pregnant. No, I'm not pregnant in real life. So very random...

Does anyone else have strange marathon dreams even though they aren't in training for a marathon?

As far as running goes I've been sticking to my 1/2 marathon training schedule mostly. Because of work travel and the weather I have found the schedule being juggled a lot more than I would like. The humidity returned this week with a vengeance. There were no happy thoughts as I tried to complete my speed work yesterday (2 x 800, 400, 200, then a 1200 at pace in between sets). I arrived home feeling absolutely spent. While I'm sad to see long summer days go I'm welcoming the cooler weather arriving this weekend!

10 comments:

Genesis said...

that is definitely strange dream. i dont dream about race but i do psych myself out the night before them and the day of.

my weirdest dream lately was that I was getting a haircut and then all of a sudden i was getting a shoulder massage and head massage and I swear I could feel it...so random.

Jeri said...

My marathon/half marathon dreams/nightmares always have extra obstacles or tasks involved. I remember one time I had to run around the inside of some giant high school and through play ground equipment. So random. :p

Teamarcia said...

Oddly no marathon or running dreams of any kind for that matter. I guess I obsess about it enough while awake. I struggled out there yesterday too--ugh. But today is a different story!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

my strange dream is usually just that I'm running another one, cause I keep saying NO!!

Julie (ROJ) said...

Hmmmmm interesting. I always enjoy reading what you have to say. BTW Happy Friday! I gave you a blog award in my latest entry ( ;

Forward Foot Strides said...

Ha I have them too! My latest one involved STAIRS to run up, (a crazy amount of stairs), plus, I ended up off course and was running who knows where.

MCM Mama said...

I usually only have running dreams if I'm near a race.

Bizarre dream...

runner26 said...

wow--what a dream. i don't usually dream about marathons unless i'm about to run one. it must really be on your mind.

nice job on the speed--it's been a hellish week here too. i can't wait for fall weather!

kristen said...

I have anxiety dreams about everything, so yes. marathon included. Portland would be a good course to break 4....just saying. I ran it last year. Only one hill (kinda big) but you get a good downhill a couple miles later.....again, just sayin.

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