Week 2 of NYC Half Marathon Training

Alright so, last week was week 2 of NYC Half Marathon training. Kind of a slow build up, and skipped some days due to holidays/New Years. Week 1 was uneventful with only 2 runs, so starting my recap with week 2 (last week).

Monday: OFF

Tuesday: 40 minute run. As I mentioned in a previous post, I purchased Jason Karp’s half marathon training plan off his website, and his plan is in minutes as opposed to miles. So today was a 40 minute run, which I ran 3.2ish miles. Slow for me, and felt INCREDIBLY out of shape, but I know that’s normal. Went to PT after for the first time since the marathon – definitely needed that!

Wednesday: OFF

Thursday: Tempo workout. 1 mile warm-up, 4×5 min at tempo pace (by effort) with 1 min walk break in between. Tempo pace effort was about 9:55-10:00 per mile. 1/2 mile cooldown after.

 

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Friday: “Long” run. It’s in quotations because it was 5 miles lol. We ran for 60 minutes, and it ended up being 5.1 miles or so. Still kinda “slow” for me but I didn’t stop to walk at all and felt really good! Just went by easy effort in order to complete 60 minutes with no walking. Felt like I could have kept going but obviously didn’t haha.

Saturday: Spin class. I had signed up for my studio’s Best Of 2016 class and was super pumped for it, so it served as cross training for the day. It ended up being a great class, and I was at 17.5 miles by the end, so just kept biking till I hit 20 miles.

 

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Sunday: OFF because Dan and I both were exhausted from NYE and didn’t move off the couch all day lol.

Overall I’d say it was a decent week. I didn’t run as much as I was supposed to BUT was able to run 60 minutes without walking, which shows I’m slowly getting back into shape.

That 5 mile run/long run was done at an easy pace ranging from 11:45-12:00/mile. I didn’t care about pace, just finishing those 60 minutes. Hoping to continue dropping that easy pace as time goes on.

Anyone else running NYC Half? Or a spring half marathon?

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  1. Thankfully the weather has been pretty cooperative for training so far, right? We’ve just reentered the polar vortex again. It looks like I may have to stay inside. My bike has been calling my name, so that might be on the plan tomorrow!
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  2. Some friends did “timed” training when we were getting ready for our ultra last summer. That would totally mess with my mind….I have to know and exact number of miles (not minutes/hours). I can see the benefit to it though, especially for you as you rally back….it would be easy to see your progress by running farther each time.
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  3. Great work!

    I will be doing a half marathon the second week of April, and then I think it will be time for shorter distances for the summer. I think it’s time for a break.

    Trust your plan and you will go far!
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  4. Nice weetk of training. I’m still planing out my spring races. Thought I’m not training for anything I’ve had a solid week of running already!
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  5. Me! I’ll be there! I hope we can meet. I’m not following a plan, but trying to do most of my long runs with a friend who is. I mostly need to up my conditioning from 10 milers to the Half distance.
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  6. that spin class sounds like lots of fun I like the themed music classes.
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  7. Ihave run the NYC half in the past and it was cold!!! Great race though! Good luck with your training.
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  8. I will be doing some “shorter” races in prep for Boston but would love to do a spring half next year. I can’t wait to hear more about what you think of the training plan. I love training by time rather than by distance. Keep it up!!!
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  9. This week is my second week of training for my spring half. After taking almost two months off from training, it feels a bit odd to be “in training” again, and to be at the low mileage for the long runs. We’ll both get back up to those higher miles though!
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  10. This week is my second week of training for my spring half. After taking almost two months off from training, it feels a bit odd to be “in training” again, and to be at the low mileage for the long runs. We’ll both get back up to those higher miles though!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend – Day 4 – Post Half Marathon FunMy Profile

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