I Am Running The Long Island Half & Workout Recap


Guess what?! Guess what?! I registered to run the Long Island Half Marathon next Sunday!


You know it wasn’t an easy registration decision for me to make due to the possible conflict of my cycle.

This may be too much information but you and I are friends and I am pretty open to discussing these things…so….I waited until the last minute to register for the race just so I could determine the midpoint of my cycle. Once I pinned that day down, I calculated things out and came to the conclusion that a conflict between half marathon morning and aunt flow were really slim.

The human body certainly isn’t a machine, but, even with some room for error, I am staying confident that the race should not be affected.

I am so excited!

On to my workouts from the week…

weekly workout recap



Pure Barre Mile High DVD & Gym Day – I woke up to windswept rain which meant running outside after Pure Barre was just not going to happen.

40 Minutes of cardio in the gym went down like this:

–> 10 minute warm up on the elliptical

–> 30 minutes easy-paced run on the treadmill (3.20 miles)

treadmill picture

I can’t remember the last time I took one of these silly treadmill selfies because I can’t remember the last time I ran inside on the treadmill.

I should really make an effort to run inside on occasion just so I don’t forget that the treadmill really isn’t so bad.

Remember my Beat The Boredom Treadmill Series?

Mental Thought Process For Treadmill Running – breaking down the mile

Treadmill Racing

Treadmill “Speed Play” Workout

Peak In The Life Of A Treadmill Long Run – positive thinking

Treadmill Workout with Progressions

Long Run Pacing For Treadmill



8 Miles – Average pace @ 8:30. Great run, no complaints here!

8 miles



5 Easy Miles & Pure Barre Studio Series DVD – I ran first and then came home for Pure Barre which is the opposite of how I normally do things but it worked well for today.

pure barre

And when I say easy miles, I mean that my average pace was 10:00 the entire time.

When I am running easy, I don’t try to move faster than I am naturally going, I let my pace fall where it feels right.


8 Miles- My plan was to run these miles at a decently quick pace but then my phone rang.

Catching up with my friend became more important than my pace so I took the call and chatted for the duration of the run which meant I was probably 30 seconds slower on average just so I could keep up my end of the conversation comfortably.



Pure Barre Mile High DVD & 4.45 Miles – Is it weird that I didn’t keep going to make it 4.50 miles?

I didn’t feel like it. I reached my front door and decided that the extra 0.5 was not necessary.



6 Miles – Yes, Saturday is normally my long run day but I had some things to do so I decided to run a little shorter today and a little longer on Sunday.

Just because I only ran 6 miles does not mean it wasn’t a fabulous run — because it was!

2 mile warm up followed by 4 miles @ 7:32


Thinking about a 10 mile easy run before switching over to the taper mindset of rest more, run less!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

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  • Colby April 26, 2015, 6:38 am

    Have fun running the Long Island half. I hope weather is nice next weekend! On another note can we talk about how awesome your arms look! Whatever you’re doing for them I need to do. Amazing!

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles April 26, 2015, 6:39 am

      Haha thanks! Pure Barre. That is ALL I DO. Three pound weights gives a real burn, I swear!

  • Sara @ Lake Shore Runner April 26, 2015, 7:23 am

    yayyyy!! So happy you are able to race next weekend
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  • Sabrina @NutritiouslySweet April 26, 2015, 8:12 am

    Good luck on your race! Everytime I see your posts, it reminds me i need to try barre! I am going to try for my first class this Tuesday 🙂
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles April 27, 2015, 1:45 pm

      Please let me know how it goes! I absolutely love barre, it’s such a great complement to my running routine.

  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma April 26, 2015, 8:30 am

    Today’s such a gorgeous day for a run, going to take Emily for 2.5 miles later on 🙂 Can’t wait to hear all about the LI half! Still annoyed I can’t run it but one year I surely will!
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  • Frank April 26, 2015, 9:58 am

    Will be training right through next Saturday’s 5k, which I’ll use as my speed workout – first of the season, probably the only mid-afternoon (3:30pm) race of the year.

    Salmon in creamy curry sauce at a friend’s house.

    Haven’t been cross-training much, but been thinking about the rowing machine alot 🙂

    Taper, taper, taper. Someone once said, “If you think you need to be doing more, do a little less.”

  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine April 26, 2015, 12:46 pm

    Excited for you that you will be able to run the LI half! Maybe one year I will be able to run it. Lately my favorite cross training exercise has been Body Pump classes- I definitely go through phases with it and lately I am addicted!
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  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets April 27, 2015, 6:59 am

    The Long Island Half! Now that’s exciting, although knowing you, you could run it with your eyes closed. You’re a running machine.

  • thesimplepeach April 27, 2015, 4:51 pm

    I love Barre too! I’ve been wearing out my barre 3 DVD

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles April 28, 2015, 6:14 am

      I thought about trying Barre 3 or even Physique 57 just to see the difference but haven’t done it yet!