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I Am Running The Long Island Half & Workout Recap

 

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

long-island-marathon-weekend

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

 

*Monday*

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

 

*Tuesday*

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

8 miles

 

*Wednesday*

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.

*Thursday*

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.

 

*Friday*

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.

 

*Saturday*

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

*Sunday*

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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Who else is tapering this week for a race next weekend?

Best thing you ate so far this weekend?

Favorite cross training workout lately?

 

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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!