Last Week of Tunnel Light Marathon Training – Week 15 (9/10-9/16)

I did it! The last week of training pretty much flew by and I ran my 6th marathon, The Tunnel Light Marathon last Sunday. I had an awesome race. But first, here’s what my last workouts looked like from Coach Dawn’s plan:

Monday – Plan: Rest Day.
Actual: Rest Day.IMG_6489Tuesday- Plan: 1.5 miles
2 x 1.5 miles at 8:00-15 w/ 3 min easy in between
+ 5 min core

Actual: Had a good early morning run. Fast splits were good and I did 5 min of core work afterwards.IMG_6693Wednesday – Plan: Easy 5 w/ 4 x strides and drills
Can do the drills mid run after stretch and strides or after run.
Strides- 15 sec at about 75% 

Start slowly increasing Carb intake. Focus on healthy carbs.
Actual: Got in the 5 miles with strides and drills before work.IMG_6505Thursday – Plan: Recovery Run 4 miles.
Actual: Had a nice 4 mile recovery run.IMG_6523Friday – Plan: Easy 4 w/ 4 x 15 sec strides at 80-90%
Light stretch and foam roll later
Rest up and sleep extra.
Actual: Drove up to Seattle on Friday. It was great to run the 4 miles with strides with my sister and Lenora.IMG_8399Saturday – Plan: Rest Day.
Actual: Rest Day. Got all my essentials ready with my flat runner.IMG_6671Sunday – Plan: Race – Tunnel Light Marathon
Actual: Had a fantastic race at the Tunnel Light Marathon. The scenery was terrific and even though it rained, it didn’t bother me. Happy to get a 2 min and 16 sec PR and another BQ. Stay tuned for the recap.

Total miles = 44.59 miles. It was a great week that ended with an awesome race. So thankful for my hubby who watched the kiddos while I was away and his continuous support! Also, huge thanks to Coach Dawn who’s helped me get so fast! It’s amazing as I look back to see how far I’ve come.

As for highlights from the rest of the week:IMG_1662It was such a fun weekend. On Friday, it was great to spend time with my sister and Lenora. After our run, we ended up having lunch at Pizza Professionals. They have pizza by the slice and it was pretty good.IMG_2837Then we took the Underground Tour. It was interesting to learn more about Seattle’s history and our tour guide, Dean was funny. Afterwards we walked to Pike Place Market. We ended up getting food from Piroshky Piroshky and some fruit from the market for dinner.IMG_6792On Saturday, we made our way to Snoqualmie Falls which was pretty cool to see. We just went to the observation points and didn’t do the hike down this time which gives better views. Had to save our legs for the race 🙂 .

Afterwards we went to packet pick up at the North Bend Nike Outlet and met up with my friends that drove up from Oregon that day. After checking in to our hotel, we went to check out the tunnel. It was great to see what it was like before the race. I’ll try to get my race recap up soon. But for now, I’m going to enjoy my recovery week with a week off from running.

That 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.

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6 thoughts on “Last Week of Tunnel Light Marathon Training – Week 15 (9/10-9/16)

  1. Congratulations! You worked so hard this training cycle and it definitely paid off. And, what a bonus to spend time with Sherry and Lenora at the race and do some sightseeing as well. It’s so cool you ran through a tunnel. I can’t wait to read the recap. Thanks for linking!

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