Run Tulsa: RACE WEEK!

It’s time! This is the week leading up to the Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run 5K + 15K Challenge! Before I tell you alllllll about how race day went, let’s dig in to race week training!

Thank you to Lifelong Endurance for coaching me through this running journey of mine! I feel confident being in the hands of such a knowledgeable coach and never have a doubt that I’ll be prepared on race day, which is an amazing feeling. I truly owe this to having a coach and structured, consistent workouts. I couldn’t do it on my own!

And thank YOU for all of your support and encouragement through ALL of it!

Let’s dig in!


Plan: “Pre-Race”/2 mile warm up, 2 x (1 mile @ 7:45, 7:35, 3:00 rest), 4x (400m @ 7:15, 90 second rest), 2 mile cool down

Ran: 9.67 miles/1:29:06/9:13 min/mile

I plugged this workout into my watch for once, and it was AMAZING having it tell you what to do next! Doing these types of speed workouts by memory/calculating distance at the time can be tricky and it’s easy to lose track. It makes a huge difference and I can’t wait to utilize this function more!

My legs were really stiff during the warm up. I felt better throughout but didn’t really get in the groove until the 400 meter intervals and flew through those! My VO2 Max. was 52, and I checked out my new “race predictor” function and, wow! My watch really believes in me! I better get to work! 🙂

I’m looking forward to savoring every moment of tomorrow’s mid-week rest day!

The very generous prediction times from my Forerunner 935!




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

Ran: 5.0/49:24/9:53 min/mile

I was tired. All I wrote in my journal today: “Tired. Legs didn’t want to go.” I’m usually a little more wordy…

I was going slow, but this was intended to be an easy run so I just kept it easy and didn’t expect a certain “easy” pace from myself.

This new “all natural” sunscreen gives me a good look!


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

Ran: 4.0/38:03/9:30 min/mile

This run felt WAY better than yesterday!!! Which made me really happy, because yesterday was tough. And it’s race week!

I even took a half day at work today – I just needed the rest – mentally and physically. It made a world of difference. You know those days…

I was so excited to leave for Tulsa, Oklahoma TOMORROW!

Already packing all my favorites!


Plan: 3 miles easy + 3 x 100 meter strides

Ran: 3.15/30:41/9:44 min/mile

Travel day! I woke up EXTRA early so I could get this run in and make it to work for a couple hours. The run felt pretty good. Nothing spectacular but didn’t feel terrible. I was just excited that my next run would be the Tulsa 5K in Tulsa, OK! I was so ready to get out of town!


Race Day!

This morning I ran the 5K and 15K in Tulsa, Oklahoma! Read all about it in my Race Recap! Read my full review of the race itself on!



Today I slept in (until 8:00 am… basically a world record)! I unpacked, meal prepped, and did laundry! I always feel best when the fridge is full and I’m set up for the week!

How do you set yourself up for success? 

What makes you feel like you’re ready to take on a tough week?

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