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Mileage Monday: Seattle Rock ‘n Roll Marathon

I survived!!! What an incredibly well-organized race with over 20,000 people running, on a hilly course. The weather was perfect, and I was able to put another marathon in the books. Not a sub-3 hour race, but still one that I am extremely proud of.

For a total of 55 miles, this is what my week looked like:

Monday– 8 miles!

Tuesday– 8 treadmill miles.

Wednesday– Another 8 treadmill miles. *yawn*

Thursday– 5 miles pushing Callum in the stroller

Friday– DAY OFF!

Saturday– 26.2 miles in 3:06:26!!!

Sunday– DAY OFF!

I’ll write up a race recap for tomorrow! Until then, here’s the video clip of me running into the finish. Now you guys can see how weird I run!

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  • Jen June 19, 2016, 5:32 pm

    I am super pumped to read the full recap. So proud of you.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 20, 2016, 10:07 am

      Thank you Jen and thank you for your messages and support. Your friendship means a lot to me. <3

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes June 19, 2016, 5:34 pm

    You kick ass. 3:06 on that course? That’s easily a sub-3 if you were to do Skagit or CIM, or heck even Portland. And you nailed tapering and the pre/post race rest days! Both of those are huge accomplishments, you should be so proud.
    And I have to ask: how horrendous was parking/driving/walking? Downtown Seattle car and foot traffic is insane when there’s not 20K runners, spectators, and road closures.
    Also, Paula womens-marathon-record Radcliffe runs weird.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 20, 2016, 10:06 am

      Yeah, 3:06 on that course is definitely a PR compared to my 3:06 at Skagit. Not many people understand that, but I know you do since you know both of those courses.

      Andrew had a really tough time navigating around the city. You’re right; It was HORRENDOUS.

      Paula is my all-time favourite. 🙂

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run June 19, 2016, 5:59 pm

    AWESOME JOB SUZY!!!!!! I am glad you are proud of your performance because THAT is a performance to be proud of. I love seeing my blog friends running gaits!! Paul says he can recognize my gait a mile away. How do you feel post race???

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 20, 2016, 10:05 am

      Yeah, I mean there are so many funny-looking runners out there! But it’s cool because some runners look so ridiculous and they’re so fast while other runners look like they’re straight out of a Runner’s World magazine and they’re slower. So you never know!

      I feel okay. My muscles are tight and sore but I may try to run a bit on the treadmill today just to get the blood flowing.

      • Megan @ Meg Go Run June 20, 2016, 2:46 pm

        Yeah there is an elite runner I always see at Boston… Jeptoo or something like that??? She runs soooooo weird! But hell she is twice as fast as me so who am I to judge????

        There was a girl on the treadmill at the gym today literally running on her tip toes. I do not think her heel struck the ground even once. That can’t be good!!!!!!!!!

        • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 20, 2016, 9:19 pm

          She probably looked nauseatingly cute though. Damn her.

  • Amy Lauren June 19, 2016, 6:35 pm

    Way to go Suzy!! I actually checked your results when I was at lunch on Saturday. I’m glad you placed so high because I don’t know your last name so I just looked at leaderboard and there you were. Even if it’s not sub-3 that is an amazing fast time on a course with hills and in a marathon. A lot can go wrong over 26.2 miles. The video is great too.

    I also hope you had a wonderful trip and would love to read more about everything- as soon as you’ve processed the race and rested enough and can write it up. Congratulations!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 20, 2016, 10:04 am

      I’ve already started on the recap just so that it was fresh in my mind. Thank you for your kind words and your support Amy! That really means a lot to me.

  • Allie June 20, 2016, 2:53 am

    YES!!!!!!! And, you do not run weird…at least not for someone who just killed 26.2 in just over 3 hours. Holy shit mama!!! I cannot wait to read your recap. Woot woot!!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 20, 2016, 10:03 am

      Aww, thanks Allie.

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe June 20, 2016, 3:23 am

    As long as you are happy, I am happy. And at least you got Andrew to hold a mallet and wear a bib, right?

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 20, 2016, 10:02 am

      HA HA! Yesss!!! He was so happy at the Crab Pot!

  • Gretchen June 20, 2016, 4:35 am

    Great job Suzy! I can’t wait to hear your recap. So proud of your time..I can’t even comprehend running that fast.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 20, 2016, 10:02 am

      It sure left a mark; I can barely get out of bed!

  • Nikki @ will run for pizza June 20, 2016, 4:51 am

    WOO HOO!!! Congrats!!! You ran a strong race!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 20, 2016, 10:02 am

      Thank you, Nikki 🙂

  • ScooterG June 20, 2016, 7:58 am

    Looks like a pretty efficient and smooth stride to me …..

    Congrats on the race!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 20, 2016, 10:02 am

      My feet barely leave the ground. But I must be doing SOMEthing right. Ha! Thanks for the congrats!

  • Helly June 20, 2016, 8:50 am

    Incredible. That’s what you are.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 20, 2016, 10:01 am

      Thank you, Helly!

  • Ange // Cowgirl Runs June 20, 2016, 1:43 pm

    Seattle is hilly AF – I’m so glad you ran a great race and I’m pumped to read your recap!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 20, 2016, 9:20 pm

      Thank you. I needed validation. I was like, where in God’s name did these hills come from?

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets June 22, 2016, 6:02 am

    You impress me.

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