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Long Island Half Marathon Training Week #3

Happy Easter 🙂

Another great week of workouts! Time is just flying by and I can hardly believe that this week completed my third week of training with Laura for the Long Island Half Marathon. May 1st will be here before I know it which is just crazy! I remember running last year’s half like it was yesterday and the more I think about the fact that this is my fourth consecutive year running this half marathon in a row, the more all three prior race memories are blending together.

One thing that stands out about this half marathon from each year is that the race course has no shade and is usually very warm. Laura and I have started to discuss how I will go about minimizing the effects of the temperature should I need to but my hope really is that if it’s going to be a warm race, let it start to warm up here soon!

The best thing for me is having some time to adjust to running in warmer temperatures so getting in some good runs in warm weather in advance of May 1st would really be the best thing. I wrote a post on adjusting to warm weather running last year – you can read it here. 

long island half marathon training week 3

Monday – Pure Barre Mile High DVD #2 & 4 Miles (Treadmill)

Easy and quick run on the treadmill since it was snowing outside. I followed the easy run on the treadmill workout that I had just shared. I really like it for easy run days on the treadmill!

Tuesday – 7.65 Miles

The plan for today was 2 mile warm up followed by 8 rounds of 3 minutes 10k pace/2 minutes recovery plus cool down. It was cold out this morning which I think started me off faster than usual but it felt good so I went with it.

My splits aren’t indicative of the workout since it went by time intervals but here they are anyway.

splits

Wednesday – 5 Easy Miles & Pure Barre Tone in 10

Today’s Tone in 10 Combo:

  • Arms & Abs
  • Thighs & Seat
I also did that Pop Sugar 10 minute workout for runners that I mentioned last week.

Thursday – 9 Miles (4 at goal half marathon pace)

After eating my weight in desserts Wednesday night at the Islanders game, getting home late and waking up with my period, I wasn’t so sure how this goal half marathon pace thing would work out today.

Somehow, I nailed it and even went slightly faster.

splits

Friday – Pure Barre/Yoga & 4 Easy Miles

I didn’t feel like a Pure Barre DVD this morning so I started with Yoga for Runners:Pre-Run and then chose two Pure Barre Tone in 10 workouts before going outside for a quick run.

Pure Barre Tone in 10:

  • Arms & Abs
  • Seat & Abs

Saturday – 14 Miles

There was no specific workout or pace plan for today other than to complete 14 miles. I adapted my negative split workout  to fit this distance because it helps me to stay focused and engaged.

splits

Sunday – No Running (Maybe Pure Barre)

Previous Long Island Half Marathon Recaps:

LI Half 2015

LI Half 2014

LI Half 2013

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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine March 27, 2016, 6:19 am

    Spring races are so tricky because the weather is all over the place- most of the time we are training in the cold and then all of a sudden it warms up just in time for race day, without any time to prepare.
    I’ll be going to church this morning and then my parent’s house later for Easter. No running today- it’s a rest day but I woke up super early so did a little yoga.
    Best thing I ate this weekend? Does coffee count?? haha…I did go to a new restaurant last night and had some delicious steak.
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  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes March 27, 2016, 7:48 am

    Happy Easter! Great week of training again, I can’t believe how quickly May 1 is approaching either.
    For Easter we’re going out to breakfast after Mass and then seeing the Batman vs Superman movie. Not because the movie will be any good, but because the theater is one of those fun ones where they bring you drinks and we needed an excuse to go. I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!
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  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma March 27, 2016, 8:29 am

    We don’t but my kids still demand an egg hunt, and chocolate 🙂 Your training is going so well! I agree about the warmup factor and have the same feelings about Boston. I have a feeling it’ll be warm the way it was the last time I ran it and the cold mornings aren’t exactly getting me ready for it.

  • Arthi March 27, 2016, 10:33 am

    I don’t celebrate Easter but love the holiday cause it makes the city so quiet!!

    Definitely NOT running today … Had my long run yesterday and already at 48 miles for the week. Today will be spent maybe going to the pool … Or maybe just hanging on the couch 🙂

    Have a good Sunday!
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  • Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl March 28, 2016, 10:07 am

    Happy Easter and congrats on the week of training! We didn’t celebrate but it was my mom’s birthday weekend so had a nice family dinner in CT and lots of ice cream 🙂