Run Tulsa Countdown: 1 week!

One week until I attempt to race a 5K and 15K in the same morning!!! I’m excited and also wondering what I’ve signed up for (and why?!?) But that’s how racing goes, right? Just register way in advance, then worry about what you’ve gotten yourself into later 😉

HUMUNG-O THANK YOU to Lifelong Endurance for prepping me for race day! Without a coach, I can absolutely tell you I would not have been as consistent or pushed myself as hard. A coach can really make the difference when you want to unlock your potential. If you have any questions about having a running coach, comment below or feel free to contact LLE at

And thank YOU for your constant support!! It means the world! Let’s dig in to how this week went!


Plan: 6 miles easy/58:17/9:43 min/mile

Ran: 6.01/56:38/9:26 min/mile

The weather was gorgeous today! I had tight calves today but they loosened up and the run felt good and easy, as it should. It’s amazing what a rest day can do! I really needed it (yesterday was rest day).


Plan: 2 mile warm up, 12 x 1:00 @ 7:20-7:15 + 1:30 @ 8:30, 2 mile cool down/7.5 miles, 1:07:38/9:01 min/mile

Ran: 7.85/1:07:20/8:34 min/mile

I did not have ANY motivation today. I ate like crap and felt exhausted and terrible after work (I’m a morning person in general) but I FINALLY forced myself out the door and, what do ya know, I nailed it! I hit all my paces!


Plan: 5 miles easy/48:45/9:45 min/mile

Ran: 5.01/46:09/9:13 min/mile

A little faster than I planned on running, but still felt easy. I ran with a local running group, so I had some nice conversation and the miles flew by. AND!!! I got a NEW WATCH! The Garmin Forerunner 935. I was so excited to take my new toy out for a spin, and I loved it! A full review coming soon on the Forerunner 935! 🙂


Plan: 4 miles easy/39:00/9:45 min/mile

Ran: 4.01/38:11/9:32 min/mile

My run felt OK – I had just eaten (another afternoon run), so I had a giant full belly, but I ran through it and it was a BEAUTIFUL day. I also made it to Kickboxing which felt GREAT. I need to do that more!


Plan: 5 miles/2 miles easy, 3 progression 8:00-7:35

Ran: 5.01/41:36/8:19 min/mile//splits: 9:28, 9:09, 8:00, 7:36, 7:21

This was a tough one, especially that last mile pushing for 7:35, but I did it! It was different than my speed workouts lately which have been some sort of interval with rest, but I enjoyed the challenge! Proud of those negative splits! I also enjoyed being able to see my VO2 Max. on my new gadget, which was 51 today.


Plan: Long run! 8 miles/4 easy, 4 hard

Ran: 8.01/1:12:32/9:04 min/mile//splits: 9:55, 9:48, 9:30, 9:50, 8:48, 8:32, 8:00, 8:06

This one felt good. I ran around the lake and started early, 6:00 am, so it was dark, quiet, and there was a nice breeze next to the water. And I was DONE before 7:30 am! It was great to see run friends and have the rest of the day to get stuff done!



I meal prepped so that I have fresh, healthy food ready to go for the entire week (part of training!) and truly enjoyed the REST (also part of training!)!!

If you want to run Tulsa with me, code BIBRAVETR gets you $5 off!

If a 15K isn’t your thing, or you want an early-November race, there’s also the DAV 5K in Tulsa the next weekend, November 4th! Code SAVE5 gets you $5 off. This race is in honor of those who served and raises awareness of the issues our ill and injured veterans face every day. If I could stay in Tulsa for a week, I’d register for this one without a doubt!

There you have it! Now I just cruise through this week and on Friday, head to Tulsa, OK with my dad! He is going to bike around Tulsa (he’s an avid cyclist) while I run. Neither of us have been to Tulsa before, so it’ll be a nice little getaway!

Happy running!

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