my next half marathon & workouts from the week



I finally took a minute to get my credit card out in order to register online for my next half marathon (am I the only one who finds taking the credit card out of their purse to make an online purchase an annoying task?!)

great south bay run

Saturday October 3rd, The Great South Bay Run, sponsored by Entenmann’s (yes, the picture of the Entenmann’s chocolate donuts helped me to make my decision).

I love that this race is on a Saturday!

Okay, so the “plan” between now and then is as follows:

Get a new pair of Adidas Energy Boosts. My long run yesterday confirmed my current pair is finished. Time to start breaking in a new pair.

Work on the whole don’t start out to fast so that you can finish strong. I have the tendency to start out too fast and then burn out when it comes to races. I do not want that to happen with this race!

Focus a bit on my race pace because I really want to break my PR. I am looking to finish under 1:45 which I don’t think is out of reach for me at all.

October will be here before we know it. Isn’t that crazy?!

weekly workout recap

Monday – Pure Barre Pure Results & 30 Minutes Elliptical

If you missed my review of the new Pure Barre Pure Results, click here! I love it, even if it is kind of long (about 65 minutes).

pure barre

Tuesday- 8 Treadmill Miles!

I knew I would be running indoors today because the forecast was calling for heavy rain.


I wore my lululemon rain jacket to run to/from the gym to keep from getting wet. I did not wear it while running on the treadmill.

I really didn’t mind that I had to run indoors— I have learned to like the treadmill and really enjoyed this run.

I don’t know what my average pace was but I loosely followed this treadmill workout which incorporates progression miles.

Wednesday- Pure Barre Mile High DVD & 5 Easy Miles

Thursday- 10 Miles (8:11 avg pace)

If you are looking to run some wonderful miles with a bunch at your race pace, eat a loaf of bread as your dinner the night before your run.

Great run, I did not want it to end which is why I ran 10 miles rather than my typical 8 miles.

Friday – Pure Barre Studio Series DVD & 5 Easy Miles

Saturday- 15 Miles (9:03 pace)

This run was a little tough because I felt the burn out of my favorite sneakers the entire time. I contemplated going home to switch them but didn’t bother. Instead, I focused on other things to get me through the run, like my favorite post-run breakfast followed by getting back into bed.

pro compression

Sunday- Not really sure yet.

I don’t really know what’s on tap for this morning other than playing around with this jump rope.

jump rope

We will need to discuss jump roping once I give this new one a fair try!

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What’s next on your race calendar?

Do you like to jump rope?

Best thing you ate so far this weekend?

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  1. says

    I don’t have a race scheduled! Think it will be likely be the Hot Chocolate 15K in December. Love getting chocolate after a race:)

    Jumping rope is one of my favorites. You can bring it anywhere (ie: when you travel). And I find that sometimes after 10 mins, I am spent! It’s very efficient in a short amount of time!

    No fun food this weekend…as tummy felt funky so kept it bland! BUT I started to buy the TJ’s peanut butter after seeing you rave about it–and I am’s so good.

  2. says

    My dad was a runner and jumped rope consistently three times per week for a full twenty minutes everyday as part of his work out. Lately there has been a lot of talk about what a great form of exercise it is and so easy because all you need is the jump rope and the proper place to do it. Let me know how you like that one you gave.