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in between… | Weekly Workouts

Well…the Hawk 50 has been run and I am in the recovery phase of that training cycle. Or…the “start walking more like a normal person” phase… I believe that my legs are feeling so great because I wore my new SKINS A400 Compression tights for the race! Check out all the great features on my… Continue reading in between… | Weekly Workouts

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SKINS A400 Compression | Review

Disclaimer: I received the SKINS A400 Compression 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!

To compression…or not to compression? That is the question! In my world, not all compression is created equal. While I have my fair share of socks, sleeves, tops, and pants that have “compression” in their title, I have not felt compression like the A400 before!

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hawk fifty mile training + Stunt Puppy Review | w18

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™.

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the sound of running | Friday Five

The pounding the pavement, concrete, trail, or treadmill under my feet. As runners, we all have a memory of these sounds and can hear them vividly…

The sound of cars whooshing by (sometimes closer than we are comfortable with). 

The sound of other runners “on your left” or passing you in the opposite direction – a brief “good morning” acknowledged in passing.

The sounds of nature – locust buzzing, crickets chirping, birds singing cows mooing, roosters calling, animals scurrying away from the road (!!), trees rustling in the breeze.

The sound of pumping music to keep up your pace, intriguing audio books or podcasts to give you something to think about, or calming tunes to keep your HR low and steady.

These are a few of the sounds of running I experience every run…

With typical “ear bud” headphones, all but one of these sounds is blocked out – you may only WANT to hear your music/book/podcasts, but this is not a safe option when there is so much more going on around us!

I was introduced to Aftershokz headphones last year and I was given the opportunity to try them a couple times. I was recently selected to test and review a pair with BibRave as a BibRave Pro and once you go with Aftershokz, you won’t go back!