Half Marathon Training Week 2 & A Running Playlist

I meant to post this update Sunday night, but got back from Nantucket later than expected. Week 2 started out strong then ended in…doing absolutely nothing fitness-related all weekend long. But weekends like that are definitely the exception for me, not the rule, so I’m totally ok with it.

  • Monday: I did a quick plank workout to get the abs burning pre-run and will definitely need to share it on the blog next week.
  • Tuesday: I don’t know what got into me, but I FLEW through the first two miles of this run, which was all well and good until I got to the last mile…woof. During my lunch break I did an interval workout targeting the thighs and booty. Again…woof. Will have to post that workout on the blog soon as well.
  • Wednesday: A nice, leisurely morning run along the Harbor Walk. If you follow me on Instagram (@nicoleperr) you know how pretty the view is.
  • Thursday: On my lunch break, I did a killer Tabata interval circuit workout. Yet another that I’ll have to post on the blog asap!
  • Friday: My legs felt like they weighed a hundred pounds from Thursday’s workout. It was a sluggish 3-miler.
  • Saturday: Oops. I knew there’d be some training-cheating going on, but I didn’t think I’d bail during week 2. I was on Nantucket though, and my friend iced me at 9AM. You just simply can’t run 7 miles after being iced.
  • Sunday: Rest. (Again.)

{taken on one of my morning runs via instagram @nicoleperr}

And I wanted to share my current running playlist with you guys. When I work out I like “party” music/anything that will get me amped. And I’m always looking for more music because I overplay the bejesus out of these songs until the mere sound of them actually makes me nauseous. That being said, what songs are on heavy rotation for you?

  1. Control (Gigi Barocco Remix)—Benny Benassi feat. Gary Go
  2. Somebody That I Used to Know (Tiesto Remix)—Gotye feat. Kimbra
  3. Take a Walk—Passion Pit
  4. Good Good Night (Chuckie and Horny Sanchez Smash Krank Remix)—Roscoe Dash
  5. We Run the Night—Havana Brown feat. Pitbull
  6. Titanium—David Guetta feat. Sia
  7. Back in Time—Pitbull
  8. Only One—Sammy Adams
  9. Lights—Ellie Goulding
  10. Where Have You Been—Rihanna
  11. This Is Love—will.i.am feat. Eva Simons
  12. As Long As You Love Me—Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean

Don’t even try to judge me for having Justin Bieber on this playlist. At least I removed Call Me Maybe.

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  1. Stephanie says:

    I absolutely LOVE that you have posted a fitness and running schedule for a half marathon! I am not such a motivated runner as you are, so I am taking your mileage and cutting in half. My half marathon isn’t until June so I can spare the time (thank god!). But it’s a great schedule! thanks so much!!

    • I’m so glad you’re finding it helpful! I’m enjoying training so much I might run another in June as well 🙂

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