Monday, March 16, 2015

Half Marathon Training Week 12 up to the NYC Half 3/9-3/15

Here's a recap of last week's workouts:


Monday 3/9 - T25 Beta Rip't Circuit
Tuesday 3/10 - 4 mile run.
Wednesday 3/11 - 30 minute run.
Thursday 3/12 - 3 mile run with my sister.
Friday 3/13 - Rest day
Saturday 3/14 - Rest day
Sunday 3/15 - NYC Half Marathon

A decent week of workouts before I ran the half marathon. I pretty much followed Hal Higdon's Intermediate training plan for the week until Thursday where I ran an extra mile with my sister. We were going at a very comfortable pace so I figured I would do another mile with her. It's so nice to have my sister in town! We always have good runs together even though she is a lot faster than me on race day. ;)

My weekend started early as on Friday Hubby was gracious enough to take the kiddos while I got to spend the day in NYC City with the girls. We went to the Expo to pick up our bibs then went out to lunch at a yummy Korean restaurant.
We then ventured out to see places like the FlatIron building and the High Line. We also got some bubble tea and then went out to dinner at the Cull and Pistol Bar at Chelsea Market where I tried some yummy fried oysters and a delicious lobster roll. It was a pretty awesome day and I was so happy to spend it with good friends! Thanks again Min and Dana for a fun day!
On Saturday we took the fam into the City. It was a rainy day but still had fun. We had Dim Sum in Chinatown for lunch then ventured to the Metropolitan Museum of Art where we, including the kiddos enjoyed exploring the museum.
For dinner we happened to come across Thai @ Lex. I wanted some noodles for dinner before the race so I chose Pad See-Ew. It was pretty good.
Sunday was race day and what an awesome race. Race recap coming sometime this week!
After the race, since our car was by our hotel (Courtyard Marriot in Jersey City which I recommend if you want a cheaper option that is close to NYC. Especially because the Path Station is right by the hotel which makes for easy transportation into the City) we took the kids to Liberty State Park which has an awesome view of the City and a neat back side view of the Statue of Liberty. My sis and I had fun taking pics there too! :)
Linking this post up with Tara at Running N’ Reading for her Weekend Update. How was your week?
Running 'N' Reading

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun weekend! My sister lives in NY and I'd love to do that half!

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  2. Oh, my gosh! What a fun weekend!! I can't wait to hear about your race; looks like you did great and that smile on your face at the finish line says a lot. ;) I'm so glad you had some fun time with friends and were able to take the kids for some adventures, too. Thanks so much for linking up with the blog today and I hope you have a great one!

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  3. The weekend so much fun! Thanks for letting me stay with you guys! Let's plan to do this again

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  4. Love the pic with NYC in the background, fun!
    Awesome to hear you had a great race, looking forward to hearing your re-cap!
    Love your weekly running pics too, looks like you guys are finally starting to melt, and see some grass and spring:)

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  5. Another strong week and you certainly rocked that half! Makes me wanna go back to NYC I loved NYCM SO much! Can't wait for your race report!

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  6. Great pictures! So glad you had a good time with your sister and friends. I can't believe it is done now. As you know I like visiting the Highline :) Such a cool spot to people watch and see views of the city. Looking forward to your recap.

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  7. It was!! Definitely recommend this race! Have a great week!

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  8. Thanks Tara!! Yes, I'm happy with the race! It was more about the experience than a PR. Running through the streets of New York is something I will never forget! :)

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  9. Thanks for coming!! I'm so glad you registered!! We should definitely plan another race to do!!

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  10. Thanks Kristy!! Yes, I think spring has arrived. I even noticed today the trails are mostly snow free, so I'm excited to run on them soon! :)

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  11. Thanks Marcia! Loved running the streets of NYC! It's something I won't ever forget!

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  12. Thanks Jenny!! I do remember you posting about the Highline and I definitely agree, it's a great place to people watch and see views of the city. It wasn't as green as the first time I went, but I'm sure I'll check it out again when it is.

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  13. Looks like such a fabulous time in New York City with your family! You rocked an awesome race time!! Congratulations!! Looking forward to your race recap!!

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  14. Thanks Diane!! It was a wonderful time! :)

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  15. You and your sister had an awesome race. Love that picture of you two jumping.

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  16. Congrats on a great race this past weekend! Can't wait to read your recap!

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  17. Michelle@Running with AttitudeMarch 18, 2015 at 5:45 AM

    Looks like a wonderful time in NYC! And congrats on your race - looking forward to reading your recap!

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  18. Thanks Abby! The race was unforgettable!

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  19. Thanks Kathryn!! Just posted the race recap this morning. Hope you get a chance to check it out! :)

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  20. Thanks Michelle!! It was an amazing race! Just posted the recap this morning. :)

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