NYC Half Marathon Training

This page is to keep you up to date on my half marathon training!  The NYC half marathon will take place on Sunday, March 21, 2010.  We will start in Central Park and run down 7th Ave to Battery Park.  It should be a really fun race.

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I put my name into the lottery for this race back in November, right after I completed the Philadelphia Marathon!  I did not find out that I was accepted until January!  Below is my 11-week training schedule for the race.  Instead of listing out everything ahead of time, I will be updating it daily with the workouts that I did for training.  Check back often!

Half Marathon Training Schedule

Week 11: March 15 – 21

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 5.25 mile run

Wednesday: 4 mile run/walk

Thursday: 4 mile run/10 min elliptical/20 min yoga

Friday: Rest

Saturday:  Rest

Sunday:   HALF MARATHON – 13.1 miles

Week 10: March 8 – 14

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 7 mile run with 8×800

Wednesday: 5 mile easy run & weights

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 7 mile run @ 8:45 pace + 10 min on stepmill

Saturday: Rest – legs were exhausted!

Sunday: 8 mile run

Week 9: March 1 – 7

Monday: 10 mile run

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: 7 mile run w/ 4 x 1600 and upper body resistance weights

Thursday: 5 mile easy run / core work & stretching

Friday: 5 mile treadmill run (fast pace) / upper body weights

Saturday: Downhill Skiing

Sunday:  Downhill Skiing & 12 mile run!

Week 8: February 22 – 28

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 7 miles (treadmill – speedwork 8 x 1200) / Upper Body Weights

Wednesday: 5 mile easy run / 30 Day Shred

Thursday: 20 min stepmill / 1 hour spinning class

Friday: 6 mile tempo run & upper body weights

Saturday: Downhill Skiing

Sunday: Downhill Skiing

Week 7: February 15 – 21

Monday: 11.5 mile long run

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: 7.2 miles (treadmill – speedwork 4 x 1600)

Thursday: 5 mile easy run (treadmill) & Total Body Weights session

Friday: 50 minutes on elliptical

Saturday:  fun in Portsmouth, NH!

Sunday: 12 mile run

Week 6: February 8 – 14

Monday: 10.6 mile long run (treadmill)

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: 7 mile run with 8×800’s (treadmill) / Upper Body Weights

Thursday: 5 mile run – so nice out!

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Downhill Skiing

Sunday: Downhill Skiing

Week 5: February 1 – 7

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 30 min elliptical / Back & Biceps / 6.5 mile easy treadmill run

Wednesday: Rest – weights are making me tired!

Thursday: 7 mile treadmill run / Jillian Michael’s DVD

Friday: 5 mile run / 1 mile cool-down walk / 15 min abs

Saturday: Cross Country Skiing

Sunday: Snowshoeing / Power Yoga

Week 4: January 25 – 31

Monday: Rest – much needed!!

Tuesday: 7.6 mile treadmill speedwork @ 8:48 pace / Back & Biceps

Wednesday: 5 mile easy run

Thursday: 20 min stepmill / 1 hour spinning class / 30 min elliptical

Friday: REST!!!

Saturday: 7.25 mile treadmill tempo run & lots of weights!

Sunday: 9.5 mile long run @ 9:28 pace

Week 3: January 18 – 24

Monday: Legs & Abs

Tuesday: 8 mile treadmill run with 8×800

Wednesday: 6 mile easy treadmill run & Back and Biceps

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 6 mile Tempo treadmill run/Shoulder, Chest & Triceps

Saturday: Downhill skiing & showshoeing

Sunday: Downhill skiing

Week 2: January 11 – 17

Monday: Easy 5.25 mile run @ 9:02 pace

Tuesday: 6.50 mile run @ 9:12 pace / 20 min upper body weights with squates & lunges

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 9.5 mile treadmill run @ 8:44 pace

Friday: Easy 5.1 mile run @ 9:31 pace

Saturday: 4 mile pace run @ 8:00 pace / Shoulders, Chest, Triceps / 10 min stepmill

Sunday: 7 mile run @ 8:45 pace

Week 1: January 4 – 10

Monday: Hilly 9.1 mile treadmill run @ 8:47 pace

Tuesday:  Easy 6.44 mile run @ 9:19 pace / Jillian Michaels DVD 50 min.

Wednesday: 5.1 mile treadmill run @ 8:49 pace / 25 min on elliptical

Thursday: 1 hr spinning class

Friday: 11 min on stepmill / 7.5m speedwork on treadmill (8×800’s) / 20 min weight circuit

Saturday: Downhill skiing!

Sunday: 45 min Power Yoga video / 4 mile walk

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6 Responses

  1. […] stayed pretty consistent and killed that last one!  I have less that 2 weeks to go until my Half Marathon, so I think that this will be my last speedwork session.  I can’t believe that I am in week […]

  2. […] This workout felt great.  I plan to do one more weight session this week and then take next week off while I taper for my half marathon!! […]

  3. […] started the day yesterday with an 8 mile run.  I only have one week to go until my Half Marathon, so I wanted to take it a little easier on my long run yesterday.  I ended up completing 8 miles […]

  4. […] to get up and workout, but I am trying to make my body take it easy this week to gear up for the half marathon on […]

  5. […] I did an easy 4 mile run.  I’m gearing up for my half marathon on Sunday and trying not too push it too hard.  My legs are itching to run – hopefully they […]

  6. […] nyc half marathon recap Posted on March 22, 2010 by Jen Yesterday was a gorgeous day for a run through New York City! The race started promptly at 7:35am, so I set my alarm for 4:45am to have time to wake up, eat, digest, get dressed and make my way up to Central Park for the NYC Half Marathon (you can see my training here!). […]

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