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.
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.
Wednesday – 5 Easy Miles & Pure Barre Tone in 10
Today’s Tone in 10 Combo:
- Arms & Abs
- Thighs & Seat
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.
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.