Long Island Half Marathon Training Week #4


I can’t even believe that I am recapping week #4 of half marathon training with Laura already! In fact, I didn’t believe it so I had to double-check to ensure I wasn’t making a mistake. Tomorrow starts week #5 which means the Long Island Half Marathon is, um, 4 weeks from today. I can’t help but wonder about the weather a month from now. I know I have said this before but it’s usually fairly warm by race day yet the weather here right now is super cold, snowing(!!) and crazy windy. A lot can change in a month I guess, I would just like a little bit of time to adjust to running in some warmer temperatures if I am going to need it for race day!

This week’s workouts were slightly lighter than usual — not so much in mileage but in the intensity which worked well for yesterday’s 10k race. I didn’t taper (and ran a few miles prior to the start) but the reduction in speed work during the week helped me get to the start line with legs that weren’t what I would think of as fatigued at all.

I will recap the race in tomorrow’s post but it was a good one – even if it rained like crazy the entire time!

long island half marathon training week #4

Monday – Pure Barre & 5 Miles (treadmill)

5 miles on the treadmill because the early morning rain did not look too inviting. I followed my new easy run treadmill workout but bumped up my easy pace range because I felt like I could go a little faster without burning myself out for tomorrow’s harder/longer run.

Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo:

  • Full Body
  • Seat & Abs

I also did that Pop Sugar 10 minute workout for runners that we have talked about – I really like it!

Tuesday – 8 Miles (Treadmill)

I made the decision to run on the treadmill due to what the news was calling Tropical Storm force winds (40-50 MPH). The plan for today was 8 miles – 4 easy/4 going from moderately hard to hard.

It’s not so easy for me to do this type of run on the treadmill since I am supposed to base the pace on effort but I did the best I could!

Miles 1 – 4: speeds between 6.3 – 7.0

Miles 5, 6: speeds between 6.8 – 7.5

Miles 7, 8: speeds between 7.5 – 8.5

Wednesday – Pure Barre & 5 Miles

I was not at all in the mood for a Pure Barre DVD so I went with the Pure Barre Tone in 10 workouts instead.

pure barre

The 10 minute workouts totally trick me mentally into getting in the mood to move myself. I think to myself – it’s only 10 minutes. What usually happens is that I end up combining a few of the Tone in 10 workouts which sometimes can equal the length of a DVD <- see how it’s all mental?!

Tone in 10 Combo:

  • Arms & Abs
  • Seat & Abs
  • Back & Cool down
Click here if you missed my Pure Barre Tone in 10 Review.
5 miles easy outside, faster than what I consider an easy run but it felt comfortable.


Thursday – 8 Miles

The plan was for an easy 8 miles. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill until it was light enough for me outside to finish up this run outdoors.

A little later in the morning I quickly squeezed in my favorite Yoga For Runners: Pre-Run.

Friday – 4 Miles

I skipped Pure Barre today to give my muscles a little bit of rest before tomorrow’s 10k race.


Saturday – 10k Race

3 mile easy warm up + 10k race + cool down walk/run back to the car.

Aspire 10k

Photo credit: Aspire 10k Race/GLIRC

I will recap this rainy Aspire 10k race tomorrow but it went really well. I felt strong and happy, finishing faster than last year.

Sunday – Pure Barre

I totally feel like running today most likely because I didn’t run as long as usual yesterday. I will stick with just Pure Barre today though in order to rest up for the week of training ahead.

Previous Long Island Half Marathon Recaps:

LI Half 2015

LI Half 2014

LI Half 2013

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  1. says

    I’m excited to hear more about the 10k! Whenever anyone talks about racing in the rain I always think of the Houston Marathon in 2013. It was cold, rainy, and windy but I think the worse part was the chafing!! I am hoping to run a few miles this morning but our flight home from Arkansas in later this morning, so I have to see if we will have time before we leave for the airport!
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    • says

      today is definitely scary outside from what I can hear and see! Tuesday was bad at times here based on what I felt when actually outside, I think it depended on where you live.