Tunnel Light Marathon Training – Week 13 (8/27-9/2)

I started tapering for week 13 of marathon training. I can’t believe there’s just two more weeks to go until I run the Tunnel Light Marathon. Here’s what my workouts looked like from Coach Dawn’s plan:IMG_6341Monday – Plan: Easy 4 w/ 4 x strides after 2 miles (75% effort)
4 x drills after
Actual: Started the week with an early 4 miles with strides and did the drills afterwards. IMG_6200Tuesday- Plan: 15 min easy
25 min tempo (7:30-45)
10 min easy

Actual: Had a tough but good tempo run. It was hard at the end and I set up my workout wrong on my watch which threw me off. Instead of putting 25 min for the tempo, I put 25 miles haha. Tempo splits were 7:37, 7:35, 7:45 and I’m not sure what the last few minutes were since my workout wasn’t set up correctly but I was happy with it.

Wednesday – Plan: Rest Day
Actual: Rest Day. Enjoyed not having to wake up early. IMG_6232Thursday – Plan: 1 mile easy
4 miles 8:10-15
Actual: Ran it as planned and felt fine. Splits were good (9:18, 8:10, 8:07, 8:14, 8:07).IMG_6238Friday – Plan: 30 min recovery run
Actual: Had a nice recovery run.IMG_6313Saturday – Plan: 2 options-
Get to Forest Park if you can, or the Vernonia course on the downhill section if possible.
If you go to either of those- Do around 2-2:15 total time
30 min easy
then 1 hour moderate pace
30-45 min easy
Other option
17 miles-
2 miles easy
15 miles- 8:35-45 

Actual: Although it would have been nice to go to Forest Park or Vernonia, I didn’t want to drive and time is always a factor so I ran the 17 miles. Before the run I had two scoops of UCAN. Felt good and may have went a little fast on some of the splits. I hydrated with Nuun every couple of miles.

Sunday – Plan: Rest day.
Actual: Rest day.

Total miles = 35.11 miles. I’d say it was another good week of marathon training. My workouts have been going really well. I’m getting excited/nervous about the marathon….only two weeks left.

But August ended well. I ran a good amount of miles, 174 miles. Hope everyone has a super September!IMG_6339That pretty much wraps up my week. How’d your week go? Any races coming up?

I’m linking up with HoHo Runs and Wendy of Taking the Long Way Home  for the Weekly Wrap.

13 thoughts on “Tunnel Light Marathon Training – Week 13 (8/27-9/2)

  1. Glad to hear you had such a great week/month. The time constraints can be a killer. It’s how I got a few more in Saturday though, I didn’t have time to walk home so made myself run.


  2. 25 miles of tempo! Ha! That is very impressive mileage for August. You’ve had a great training cycle and I can’t wait to see what happens on race day. The hard work is done and now I hope you’ll enjoy your taper. You’ve earned it. Thanks for linking!


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