Weekly Workout

hawk fifty mile training + SmellWell Giveaway | w7

Training plan week – flawless execution! With the exception of a few extra mile walks, my plan is on track! 

I have also been #streakingwiththeCOOLkids this month. I have been able to get in at least a mile everyday this month! Win!

Weekly Workouts

Monday- OFF DAY

On my days off from running, little man and I are sure to get out for an evening walk! Today would have been the PERFECT day to get out for a morning and afternoon and evening run…but I am sticking to my plan the best that I can! I had some major FOMO today with the nice weather…

Tuesday- Another day, another run!

I hit snooze several times…and I finally got out around 6 am. The sun was coming up. A beautiful morning! The flat back road that I enjoy running hasn’t been paved yet, and I am not completely sure they WILL be paving it…

I found myself running on the flat gravel off the side of the road rather than the angled road. Felt way better on my feet and knees : )

Wednesday- A late start, but with 6 miles on the plan, I didn’t have a lot of time to waste!

Thursday- Today was a little more interesting…

While I would ALWAYS rather get all my miles in at once, I planned on getting in what I could before the incoming storms got too close for comfort… I set out thinking I would be able to get 4 miles outside, and then head over to the gym for my last 4 miles.

The weather held off and my running buddy text me a little after mile 3 ticked off asking if I was going to run today. Since I was already out and needed 4 more, I said, “Sure, as long as the lightening stays away.”

Once we met up, my Garmin beeped for the start of mile 4. We headed around the neighborhoods…chased a deer around the blocks…yeah, a deer! Not sure where it came from or where it was going, but it let us chase him or her for a while… I checked my phone a couple times to be sure the weather wasn’t coming…and we lucked out! No storms rolled in! Good thing she text me and kept me outside : )

Friday- OFF DAY

Little man and I went for our regular “off day” walk around the block 🙂

Saturday- Due to the length of my long-long run for the weekend, I decided to make my longer day on Sunday – cuz then the hubs could be home and I wouldn’t need to get out at 3am to get in my miles before he left for work.

Instead, I ran my 10 miler on Saturday! 

The group run this week was meeting at one of my favorite places, the Konza Prairie! Yaass! While I made it out a little late (and missed the group picture), I enjoyed 1 medium loop and 1 big loop for my 10 miles!

Sunday- Since the races I have planned in the next couple months have a lot of vert, I wanted to get as much as I could on the local trail!

It is very hard for me to not feel COMPLETELY unprepared for my 50k in a few weeks – my 8 loops (for 20 miles) today accounted for 1675ft of elevation change… This is great for my 50m training! But my upcoming 50k training run has 2300ft elevation change in 10m… 😬😬 I’ll be as prepared as I can be – I can only hope it is enough to make the cutoffs!

Weekly Miles : 50 training miles + 5 extra walking miles

1156 / 2,016 miles in 2016

Next Week’s Projected Workouts

Monday- OFF (cross training or yoga)
Tuesday- 4 miles
Wednesday- 8 miles
Thursday- 6 miles
Friday- OFF (cross training or yoga)
Saturday10 miles
Sunday- 8 miles

Smell Well Review + Giveaway

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I love using Smell Well packs in my running shoes and gym bag – they are one of my gym bag essentials : )

SmellWell packs are odor absorbing packs made from a non-toxic and all-natural proprietary blend of charcoal and minerals.


The packs are designed to absorb odor while they absorb the bad smells, and then leave a fresh scent. The ingredients also keep your gear fresh and prevents bacterial growth.

I mostly use SmellWell packs in my running shoes and gym bag (when I am going to the gym…) but you can also use them in diaper bags, boxing gloves, your car, and anywhere else that needs some freshening!


I still use the SmellWell packs I received from my first review – and that was over 3 months ago.

The package states that they can be used 24/7 for up to 3 months – so mine are close to the end of their freshening cycle…

Good thing I have a new pair!



I am very happy with these SmellWell packs and they have truly helped my gear smell great!! I enjoy them so much, I am going to give one lucky reader the chance to try them too!! Complete all three tasks and get 3x the chances to win!! 

  1. Comment below on how your training is going or where you would most need to use the SmellWell packs.
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Want to try SmellWell for yourself? You can order these packs on Amazon. They come in so many fun colors – it is hard to choose just one! In fact, if you order 2 sets, they will send you an additional set for FREE! Buy 2, get 3 using “BIBPRO10”!!

The giveaway rules are simple : 1) Must be 18 years or older to enter, or have a parent or guardian’s permission. 2) One winner will be chosen on July 1st and announced on the following Weekly Workout post. 3) US residents only please! 

Check out what other Pros area saying!

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** UPDATE ** Congrats Katy on winning the SmellWell packs!!

Check out some awesome #linkups this week!

Tweet: Check out the Weekly Workout Wrap via @livinglovingrun and other great #linkups! http://ctt.ec/dk91e+ #fitfluential #sweatpink #runchat

As always, there is the great Weekly Wrap link-up with Holly & Tricia! Also check out the #MotivateMe Monday with Lucie & Janice, and Courtney‘s weekly Training Recaps!

Check out the Tuesday’s on the Run gang as well: PattyErika, & Marcia! I am also linking up with Annmarie, Jen, & Nicole for Wild Workout Wednesday 🙂 Check out the Coaches Corner linkup with Suz, Rachel, Debbie, & Lora!

How did your training week go? What are you training for?

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44 thoughts on “hawk fifty mile training + SmellWell Giveaway | w7

  1. my training is going well! I’m in a taper currently from running 80+ mpw to about 60mpw and adding in more strength training to prepare for my September race! But these SmellWells would be perfect for both my gym/ work bag and my running shoes!


  2. I putting in lots of miles during the summer months to keep a good base for fall marathon training. I would definitely use SmellWell in my gym bag.


  3. Nice! If this week is like your usual training weeks, I can’t see how you’ll be that unprepared for your upcoming 50K! I just did my first trail race of a 10K distance, on a course where others were doing 50 miles. I cheered for every one of them (as they passed me!) because I could not imagine doing that loop more than once!


  4. Your week of training is going great – awesome job with all those miles! Good thing that you ended up missing the storm too!


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