Long Island Half Marathon Training Week #5


Remember the other day when I was saying how there are little hilly portions of road in the Long Island half marathon course that you may hardly notice when you drive but will remember after running them on foot? I drove that part of the course on Friday and I was able to get a picture of the approaching “hill”.


Last year I was not having a good race so approaching that hill just made things worse. This year will be different. Not just because I don’t plan on getting sick two days before like I did last year but because training with Laura has me crazy prepared for this half. Seriously, she is the greatest and I can’t stop saying so!

Long Island Half Marathon Training week #5

Monday – Pure Barre & 5 Easy Miles

I made it outside for my run before the rain started which made me happy. I was not in the mood to run in the rain again so soon after the 10k race.


Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo:

  • Full Body
  • Seat & Abs

Tuesday – 8.20 Miles

2 mile warm up + 4 X 8 minutes at 10k pace with 3 minutes recover in between + cool down.

Not accurate splits but you get the idea.


Did I mentioned it was in the 20’s, snowing lightly and crazy windy during the first few miles? Is this really April?!

Wednesday – 5 Easy Miles & Pure Barre Mile High DVD

I started with that Pop Sugar strength training for runners 10 minute workout as a warm up before heading outside for a run. I felt like I needed something to wake me up and that workout did the trick.

I wasn’t sure that I felt like Pure Barre but after my run, I was in the mood and still had time.

Thursday- 10 Miles

2 mile warm up + 2 X 3 Miles at GHMP (goal half marathon pace) + 1 mile cool down.

I realized after the fact that I should have paused MapMyRun for the 5 minute recovery between intervals. I actually added an extra half mile at GHMP and suddenly this run with the cool down became 10 miles.


Friday – 4 Easy Miles/Yoga/Pure Barre

I needed a break from a full Pure Barre workout so I started my morning with Yoga For Runners:Pre-Run and then headed outside for some easy miles at a pace around 10:15/mile.

After my run, I did the Pure Barre Tone in 10 Arms & Abs workout.

Pure Barre

Saturday – 14 (Easy) Miles

14 easy miles on the schedule which were anything but easy.

My legs were a bit fatigued which makes sense considering this week was on the high end of my average mileage. My paces look much better than it felt!


Sunday – Rest!

Yoga may happen but that’s about it.

Previous Long Island Half Marathon Recaps:

LI Half 2015

LI Half 2014

LI Half 2013

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