This week is the final week of training/tapering for my first 50 mile race – the weather is cooling off and I am itching to run more than ever! I guess that is what happens during the taper… Let’s see how this week went and check out the new Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo™ Dry Collar™.
4 miles 8 miles
Due to being back in civilization, I decided to juts hit up the treadmill early on Monday rather than head outside. While I would have LOVED to go outside, I didn’t know where I was (somewhere in Denver) and I didn’t want to get lost within a couple hours of leaving town… Plus, new hotel = new gym = new treadmill!
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3 days of vacation 🏕🏕🛏 – 3 different running views 🏔⛰📺 • 1- around the lake, dressed well for the beginning of the run in my @skinssportswear and layers, got warm fast and shed 2 LS tops 🏕#skinsornothing #riseup #bibchat 2- ran the closer camping roads and the "hiking trail"; beautiful views of Castle ⛰ 3- hotel gym sufficed since I didn't want to wander too far from the hotel… (new hotel = Brand new treadmill) ❤ • Blog post to come soon bout our fun camping trip #familyfun #weddingweekend #beccian #wellingtonlake #colorado @funrunbox #funrunbox #bibchat
Tuesday- 3 miles easy + 1 mile with the pup + 1 mile walk
I rolled out of bed in enough time to run a few minutes late for meeting up with Angie…we ran 3 together – and then I took Pai out for a mile as well : ) I missed my running buddies!
In the evening, little man and I walked a 1/2 mile (out and back) to Angie’s house to return the borrowed sleeping bags from our camping adventure (because they are going on their own adventure this coming weekend!).
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Morning running buddy no2 🐕 • I went for 3 with Ang and 1 with Pai – but she wanted more! Ornery girl this morning… @stuntpuppy #stuntpuppy #drycollar #bibchat • On the major plus side, my @skinssportswear felt great in the morning chill! The compression was MUCH needed with so much time in the car yesterday! #skinsornothing #riseup #bibravepro @funrunbox #funrunbox
Wednesday- 2 miles
A nice family run (minus the working hubs) to finish up my last day of running in this training cycle! Next up, the BIG RACE!! (…and maybe some walking…)
Saturday- Hawk 50 mile – Clinton Lake, Lawrence, KS
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And with that, I have now finished my first 50 miler!! First goal- finish vertical under my own power ✔ Second goal- finish in 14 hours ✔ 13:51 • I would not have been able to get as far as I did without the support of fellow trail runners, the AWESOME aid stations, BIG shout out to my pal Wael for helping me out at the aid stations until his pacing duties started, my mother-in-law, little man, and dad for crewing me at a couple of the aid stations with ice and fuel, and especially Ami and Sherri for putting on an amazing race!! #hawk50 #first50mile #50mile #iwillbewalkingfunnnyfordays #postultrashuffle • Also!! Thanks @aftershokz for keeping my mind occupied with podcasts when there weren't runner's around to converse with – @themotherrunner @ultrarunnerpodcast @kellykkroberts @bibrave @orangemud (and I even got to run with Josh for a few miles!) – @skinssportswear for keeping my legs as fresh as possible for those long miles! #skinsornothing #bibchat
Sunday- RECOVERY + attempting to walk
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!
Weekly Miles : 64miles + 1 walking miles
1713 / 2,016 miles in 2016
Disclaimer: I received the Stunt Puppy GO DOG GLO™ DRY COLLAR™ to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!
Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo™ Dry Collar™ | Review
By now you should know that I love trying new gear, and this love has rubbed off on my pup Paisley as well. She loves testing new gear!
We head outside at all times of the day or night, sunshine or rain. I recently received the opportunity to try the Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo™ Dry Collar™ and both Pai and I were stoked!
Even though Miss Pai LOVES to run, the past couple weeks have been my taper time…so it has been good for us to just go for a morning short run and evening walks : ) With our trusty Stunt Puppy Stunt Runner (and poo bag) in hand, she goes NUTS because she knows she gets to head out the front door for some fun!
Clip and go!
The Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo™ Dry Collar™ is made of a waterproof BioThane® – a virtually indestructible, flexible, stink-proof material. The double-D rings are great for tags and leash connections. I was able to easily move her Whistle GPS tracker to the 1″ collar – no need for tags. I am glad that the second D-ring is adjustable so I could move it away from the main buckle and tracker.
The durable, reflective collar is designed for active dogs and works great in daylight or low light conditions thanks to the 3M Reflective Edgeguard® trim!
Here more specs for the Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo™ Dry Collar™ :
- 3M Reflective Edgeguard® trim (as mentioned above)
- Best-in-class Duraflex Wienerlock® buckle
- Separate D-Ring just for tags to keep the jingling noise down
- Variable position metal D-Ring for easy access to leash clip
- Six fun, bright colors (orange, yellow, pink, royal, ocean, & red)
- Made in USA
Due to the force of Paisley’s pulling (or walking/running me rather than the other way around), I was glad to see that the Duraflex Wienerlock® buckle can support up to 225 pound of force!
Paisley and I have put the Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo™ Dry Collar™ through the running/pulling ringer, and we both feel like it passes the test!
I am more comfortable running with her in the early morning or evening without worry that she will not be seen!
With our Stunt Puppy Stunt Runner and Go Dog Glo™ Dry Collar™, we can hit the streets in style! Many miles to go…
Check out what the other BibRave Pros are saying about the Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo™ Dry Collar™ :
Melissa Amy Kim Sarah Sarah Beth Meridith
Emily Kathy Janelle Jen Kim Lisa
Do you like what you see and want to have some Stunt Puppy gear in your life?!
You can use the offer code “BIBRAVE917” for 20% off your online purchase!! Also, check out Stunt Puppy on their social media outlets :
There will be a #BibChat on September 19th with BibRave and StuntPuppy – we will be talking all about running buddies (human and canine I’m sure!)! Just search and follow the hashtag #BibChat to join in the conversation – I will be @livinglovingrun if you would like to be new social friends! There is a chance to win a giveaway 1 of 2 Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo™ Dry Collar™ during the chat hour – join in for a chance to win!!
Next Week’s Projected Workouts
…I am not sure what next week holds…
Will I be able to walk? Will I want to walk?
I know that I need to think about my running in the weeks leading up to the Kansas City Marathon on October 21st!
Have you registered? If not, you should use the offer “BIBRAVE17” at checkout for 15% off your KCM distance of choice! Not ready for a marathon? Register for the 5K, 10K, or half marathon distances too!
Check out some awesome #linkups this week!
Check out the Tuesday’s on the Run gang as well: Patty, Erika, & 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?
I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and start a conversation!