Weekly Wrap: Bridal Shower Weekend and Half-Marathon Ready

A few weeks ago I started thinking about maybe signing up for a half-marathon in May. It would be two weeks from this past weekend, so I didn’t want to do a long run or hard workout next weekend. However, I haven’t really been doing long runs and I figured I would feel better about it if I got in a 10 miler before the race. I also wanted to make sure I was incorporating hills because the race I am eyeing is very hilly. So on Saturday I ran my first double-digit run in months, and included a workout which made the run fly by. 

Overall this was a good week. Fitting in the long run was a little tricky because I had to leave for the train station around 7:30 to go to New York for my friend’s baby shower. I ended up waking up before my alarm and had plenty of time to get the run in. Although I was really tired later in the day!


Monday: 4 miles easy, core and hip exercises


Tuesday: AM: Strength Workout PM: Yoga for hips, back, and hamstrings

Wednesday: 6.1 with 6 hill repeats


Thursday: 4.1 miles easy, first 4 tracks of CXWORXS

Friday: 3 miles easy, glute workout

Saturday: 10 miles with modified negative split workout: 1 mile warm up 3 x 3 miles progression


Sunday: Rest

Total27.2 miles

Walked: 18.25     Push-ups: 3 days

Yearly Total: 755/2016

On Sunday the Long Island Marathon was going on within blocks of where I was staying. I had considered running the half a couple of months ago but then decided to get a ride back to MD with my friend who was leaving around 9. I knew Meredith was running so when I realized how close I would be to the  course I thought I could maybe walk over and see part of the race. However, I realized I wouldn’t be able to get picked up to go home because of all the road closures, so I had to get out of that area by 7am. 

We also had to account for the 5 Borough Bike Tour going on around NYC, plus the rain. Luckily we made it back with no issues! I got to hang out with my friend’s baby in the back seat and I am sure he wouldn’t have been as happy with a much longer ride.


Oh, but Meredith set a PR in her half! Congrats again!

Now I am thinking I kind of want to do that race next year. I guess I have plenty of time to decide!

How were your workouts last week?

When was the last time you spectated a race?

Have you ever been detoured from driving somewhere because of a race?


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42 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap: Bridal Shower Weekend and Half-Marathon Ready

  1. aw thank you 🙂 I wish you could have been there! I was totally going to look for you in the crowds had you been on the sidelines watching at some point. And yes, I hope you can run it next year! I assume I will to make it 5 years in a row — I just hope it is weather like yesterday because otherwise, with sun and heat, it’s kinda brutal. I am so glad you got in a double digit run, I know how good that feels!
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  2. Great job on your training, especially getting that double digit run in! That workout sounds fin and would definitely make the miles pass by quickly. I bet the Long Island Half would be a fun race! Too bad you couldn’t see Meredith this year, road closures around a race (while necessary) can be so frustrating to navigate around.
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  3. There was some sort of activity going on in town two weekends ago. We weren’t detoured, but on my errands and going home, I seemed to hit police directing traffic at every intersection until I got far enough south. I have no idea what was going on.
    Lesley recently posted…Monday Musings 5/2My Profile

  4. What a weekend! Way to go on squeezing that run in!

    Just last weekend we were detoured because of a race we forgot all about. We went to come home after church but as we live on the same street as a huge national park, it was all closed off with people running a fun run/half marathon and we had to park up the street and walk home, haha! 😛
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  5. After our race this weekend, we all got in the car and tried to get back to where we were staying. Everywhere we turned it was road closures. We did make it out but sat quite a while.
    Great job on your negative split run. I’ve been trying to do this some. It does take some planning on my part. I try and not look at my watch all the time. Thanks Lisa for linking up!
    Tricia Vaughn recently posted…Weekly Wrap 39 Rock n Roll NashvilleMy Profile

  6. Hmm…I haven’t spectated at a run. I have volunteered at a couple of 5ks (while out with a sprained ankle) so maybe that counts? It’s always difficult to leave a race if you’ve done the half and the roads are stilled closed for the full. I end up driving all over the place. Great job on the 10 miler. Oh, that baby is adorable. Thanks for linking with us Lisa!
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    • I always think that the people spectating the Baltimore Marathon look like they are having so much fun! I am thinking about running the Maryland half in 2 weeks, but its really hilly so I won’t be trying to PR. I am also sort of waiting to see how the forecast looks:)

  7. So impressed you ran 10 miles before such a busy travel and party day! Thanks for entertaining my little dude! He loved you!

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