Weekly Workouts Roundup: a Sneakers Giveaway! (closed)

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I feel like the weeks are whittling away into the year and it’s getting closer and closer to time to train in the Florida summer – slow down 2013!
Join in the Roundup with Meghan, Genna, and I! Remember that you can LINKUP anytime this week, not necessarily today!

Week of 1/28/13
Monday/Wednesday: Crossfit – I’m thinking I’m really digging this crosstraining! I’m getting better with my 50 burpees (100 a week is a ton!) a class and also at my form little by little. I enjoy getting a quick, intense workout in that is challenging while it’s also nice to go and cheer on my classmates!
Runs/Speedwork: My breathing feels AWESOME! I’m not totally worried about going faster, but feel that I naturally am. I’m not gasping and think that the regimen I’m on is finally kicking in so that I’m not feeling a tightness in my chest when I pick up the pace. I particularly felt this when I did speedwork Thursday and was about 7 seconds an 800 faster than usual. Hubs also says I’m sleeping much more sound. Take that Asthma!
We also had a BLAST yesterday at the WARRIOR DASH! Recap coming this week!
Today I had a lovely run on Davis Island with P-Funk and Meghan before we dived into breakfast, gotta love new routes and great company! (Meghan saw I was doing my long run today vs Saturday due to our race and offered to join, yay! P did her recovery with us after she also raced the Best Damn Race 10k with Meghan yesterday.)

And this week I have an opportunity to GIVEAWAY a pair of Brooks Pure Connects!
That’s right, I get to do a Giveaway that includes the brand that I love oh so much!
The Brooks Pure Connects (phase 1) were awarded “Best Debut” shoe from Runner’s World in 2012 as they “strike a balance between barefoot-inspired minimalism and cushioning-required training. It has a lightweight, barely there feel yet is substantive enough to handle long tempo runs.”
These Neutral runners, the neutral version in the Pure Project line of my Pure Cadence sneaks, also have the split forefoot and wider toe box along with mesh material to give the foot more of a ‘minimalist’ feel without being a ‘minimalist’ shoe.
(These are Women’s Size 10 also – thanks to Larisa for the opportunity to give these away!)

How was your week in workouts? Try anything new??

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    February 3, 2013, 6:31 pm

    Great week of workouts girl! And you go with those burpees!!!

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    February 3, 2013, 6:33 pm

    Would love to give these a try!! Just got my 1st pair of Brooks right before CHristmas & I am in love!! & these are the perfect size also!! 🙂

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    February 3, 2013, 6:36 pm

    Sweet giveaway, too bad I wear a size 8 🙂

    My workouts were pretty great this week. I am slowly building up my weekly mileage.

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    February 3, 2013, 6:37 pm

    I have to have an awesome color on my shoes lol so important!

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    February 3, 2013, 7:02 pm

    Nice job on the workouts!! Great shoes but I wear an 8…boo!

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    February 3, 2013, 7:11 pm

    Awesome job this week! Glad our schedules overlapped.

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    February 3, 2013, 7:27 pm

    Great workout week- you’re amazing with those burpees! Love the shoes… wish I wore size 10. But I’ll try to win them anyway for my running buddy. 🙂

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      February 3, 2013, 10:26 pm

      Thanks Laura. I have started to like them oddly enough!

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    February 3, 2013, 8:24 pm

    My must have feature includes laces that stay tied.

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    February 3, 2013, 8:31 pm

    Great workouts 🙂 I need a shoe that fits good and I love my Brooks 🙂

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    February 3, 2013, 8:39 pm

    Burpees are so fun aren’t they?! Nice job on your speed work this week!

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      February 3, 2013, 10:27 pm

      Thanks Allie! You sure d grow to love em!

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    February 3, 2013, 9:03 pm

    I like you week – I’m trying to add my running now that recovery time is over and my knee is better — still dealing with the hip, but time to start training for the Nike Half in DC. Can’t wait to join your link up as soon as I get my post done 🙂

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    February 3, 2013, 9:22 pm

    I need shoes that are wide in my toe area.

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    February 3, 2013, 9:44 pm

    I would love to get those shoes! And they are my favorite color!!! And they are my size!! Woot Woot! I think it was meant to be.

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    February 3, 2013, 9:57 pm

    The only thing I tried new this week was doing intervals during my 5k race. It was an interesting/different experience, but I would def. try it again!

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    February 3, 2013, 10:15 pm

    I can’t wait to hear about the warrior dash – cute photo! And what a nice giveaway! Totally not my style or size (I’m a structured shoe girl to the max!) of shoe, but I know someone will be very very happy! 🙂

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    February 3, 2013, 10:24 pm

    I LOVE Brooks shoes! I trade off between Brooks and Mizuno 🙂

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    February 3, 2013, 10:25 pm

    That’s great news on the CrossFitting and breathing fronts. 🙂 Can’t wait to read about the Warrior Dash!

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    February 3, 2013, 11:00 pm

    Great week of workouts and great giveaway girl! You’re killing it! Can’t wait for your Warrior Dash review ! 🙂

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    February 3, 2013, 11:59 pm

    Nice week of workouts sistah! Good work on the burpees – those are killer. I think you’ll be surprised at how much the cross fit will help your running too!

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    February 3, 2013, 11:59 pm

    Love the kicks! xo

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    February 4, 2013, 12:19 am

    SOOOO many burpees! We don’t do them that much at all! I think it’s been a couple weeks since I’ve done any honestly..

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    February 4, 2013, 12:31 am

    Gimme!! I want, I want, I want!! Because I’m an over-pronator, my must have feature is stability…Then a wide toe box. Awesome week of workouts, Kat.

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    February 4, 2013, 1:31 am

    I am having problems finding a shoe for longer runs and would love to give these a try.
    Theresa Williamson

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    February 4, 2013, 1:48 am

    A good fit and that they look pretty are some must haves for me 🙂 For once I’m glad I wear a size 10 🙂

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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    February 4, 2013, 4:43 am

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    February 4, 2013, 9:17 pm

    Must have shoe feature is something that is cute yet comfortable, I know I know, that’s cliche but it’s true. I don’t want ugly running shoes but since I run all the time they have to be comfortable!

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    February 4, 2013, 9:30 pm

    I’d like to win these for my sister. She is having her first baby next month and is eager to get back to running.

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    February 5, 2013, 5:14 pm

    I like to have a shoe with maximum cushioning with the least amount of weight. Looks don’t matter, I would rather have an uglier shoe so that I only wear it for running. This is awesome, I am a size 10!!!

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    February 6, 2013, 1:11 pm

    I had Brooks before – right now I run in NB and/or Reeboks. But I miss the minimalist fit. I actually had these in that light blue color – that was all that Dicks Sporting Goods had. I would love a different color this time round!

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    February 6, 2013, 3:07 pm

    My must have is extra room in the front of my running shoes. I usually go up a size. 🙂 Runner up must have would be a pop of color!

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    February 6, 2013, 6:00 pm

    I must have a low heel to toe drop in my shoes.

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    February 8, 2013, 1:42 am

    They must be comfortable.i usually run in asics would love to try these

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    February 8, 2013, 2:03 am

    Comfort is number one. Prettiness is number two.

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