Monday, March 16, 2015

Move It Monday #Marathon Training Style

The countdown is on.....  53 days until Maine Coast Marathon.  Next weekend, Carrie and I have our first 20 miler.  No big deal, right?  We've been here before.  Many times.  I've even done two 18 milers over the past couple of weeks.... yet, 20 miles just seem so much longer.  



This winter has been the worst winter yet in terms of training outdoors.  February was the coldest month on record and the snowiest.  Needless to say, I've been on the treadmill a lot lately.  Some people would want to poke their eye out  thinking about running on the treadmill, but I seriously have fallen in love with it.  This training cycle has been my strongest yet.  Thank goodness!  


After all of these training miles, recovery is just as important.   Coming home after a long run, refueling and rehydrating are first.  Next, a nice hot shower.  Then I put on cozy clothing. 



As I said, February 2015 was the coldest February on record.  I also live in an old farmhouse.  So, putting on something warm and cozy afterward is necessary.  



I was given the opportunity to review a couple of products from Keep Tight.  As I read about Keep Tight - a few things rang true for me: 

Independent 
Intelligent
Precise
Strong 
Determined
Loves challenges
Trains without waisting time
Health-conscious
Ass-kicker
Fighter
Hardcore




Yep!  That's me!  I had to get to know the product!  And I'm so happy I did.  I've looked forward to coming home from a run, showering and putting on my KeepTight IronFleece Performance Cloak.  It's not just a zip up hoodie.  It's so much more.  The length is longer, the hood is loose and drapes over you head, and the thumb holes are an added bonus.  Definitely necessary to stay warm on the cold days we've had!  (it even has internal headphone grommets) 


Nothing like a selfie with the puppy post run with my KeepTight Cloak!  She loves to be held and wants to be cozy.  Just like I do!  

I've had to keep this KeepTight Powerband  away from Izzy for a long time.  As soon as it came, she wanted it.  But I wanted it!!!  I love the message - KeepTight - Wear Your Strength.  It reminds me how bad ass I really am.  And I've got to be - right?  Training for another marathon, taking on my first triathlon....maybe doing Mount Washington Road Race (the lottery draw is this week) - eek!  I'm not sure if I should be happy or scared!  


I also was sent the softest cotton t-shirt - The KeepTight IronQueen tee.  It's semi-fitted and super soft.  I failed to have the backside of my tee photographed, but if you click on the link, you'll see something else I love.  The backside is 99.  The year I graduated from college.  The year Ward and I started dating.  I love that year!  

My lucky readers have the chance to win their own KeepTight IronFleece Performance Cloak.  While it's hopefully getting warmer - you still need something cozy to put on after a work out.  And this cloak is perfect to keep your core warm after any workout!  

The details: 
- giveaway begins today - Monday 3/16/15 and ends next Monday 3/23/15
- enter through rafflecopter below
- there will be 1 winner
- I will email the winner (be sure to respond to my email within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen)
- offer open to residents of US only
- one winner per household
- previous winners please do not apply




disclaimer:  I was sent the above products for the purpose of a review.  I was not required to provide a positive review.  As always, all opinions expressed on my blog are 100% my own.  

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