Fall Half Marathon Training: Week 3

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Hello, hello!

Week 3 of my half marathon training went much better than the first couple of weeks. Hallelujah! Now, I feel like I’m finally getting on track with my plan. And, hopefully, it’ll stay that way. I’m traveling to Chicago this week, but I’m planning to fit in at least one workout before or during my trip. Then, we’ll be in Newport this coming weekend (I absolutely love running by the ocean there and look forward to it all year long), so my long run will definitely be a top priority!

SUNDAY: Cycle & Sweat Bootcamp <– full recap


Wearing: GapFit Breathe Racerback Tank // Fabletics Salar Capri in Amethyst // Reebok CrossFit Nano 6 // Bombas Socks 


TUESDAY: 3.5 miles (1 mile warm-up + 2 miles at 8:45 + 1/2 mile cool down)

WEDNESDAY: “Big 10” workout <— speedwork-ish

Big 10 Running Kettlebell Workout

Wearing: Albion Fit Petal Pants // Brooks Women’s Launch 3 <– I love these for speed workouts! 

This was a serious cardio workout, and I loved that it only required one piece of equipment! I used #35 for the kettlebell and it took me about 25 minutes to finish. Definitely a good one!


FRIDAY: CrossFit


SATURDAY: 10 miles


After Friday’s lower body smoker (it also included Back Squats 1 X 20 at #125), my legs felt like lead on my long run. Woof. But I finished 10 miles with a smile on my face! 🙂

Question of the Day

How’d your training going? What’s going well? What’s not going so well? 



  1. I’m training for my first full marathon (WDW full) in January while working full time and going to school full time for a PhD! Training is slow and hot. Living and training in Louisiana this time of year makes training hard!

  2. If you are going to be in Chicago, you have to run along the lake front path! You’ll never believe you are not running along the ocean!

  3. I’m just in the beginning stages of my training (7 weeks until my half!), its a little rough. I had a 6 mile run on the docket for Sunday but I did a dri-tri on Saturday and it wiped me out! So I skipped my long run this week with hopes that I can jump into my 7 mile run this weekend without any issues.

    I’ve started reading more about polarized training – 80% easy runs 20% hard runs and I’m wondering if that is how I can treat this training since I do Orange Theory twice a week. Have you done any reading about that? A friend also told me that she read that if you do high endurance workouts you don’t need to run as many miles during a race training, I need to read more about that!

  4. If you have time while in Chicago, I would HIGHLY recommend taking a Shred415 class! You switch off between strength and treadmill intervals and it’s great for speedwork and race training – I swear by those classes and they helped me take 12 minutes off my half marathon time!

  5. Nice job!! I am actually training for my first half marathon next May! I have only really gotten serious about running this year…long story short is I have gained 80 pounds in the last 6 years due to failed fertility treatments…and now I’m losing that weight and getting back into fitness and running for good! I know May is a long ways away, so I’m not actually into my half training YET…right now I’m training, first, for my first 10K in December…which I need to have a pace of 12 minutes (I’m currently at 13)…

    Happy to have a new blog to follow!

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