[from the possibly TMI – possibly gross file. read on if you dare.]
Last year, I bought a running rain jacket at Road Runner Sports – their Pro Velocity model shown here in red..I have the blue one.
I wore it when I ran the 2011 Silicon Valley Turkey Trot and have also worn as an around-town jacket. It’s really nice and I’m happy with it.
I wore it on my long run last Sunday, thinking that the rain might show while I was out. The rain never came, but at the end of my run I made a discover about the ventilation shortcomings of this jacket…which a few reviewers commented about.
Upon finishing my 13-mile run (throughout which I apparently kept my arms bent at the elbows), I’d say about four ounces of sweat poured down and out each sleeve! My first thought was that I didn’t re-plug my water bottle (which I’ve done before) – but I quickly deduced the reason [I don’t recall any similar incident from the Turkey Trot…]
It was supposed to rain this morning, so I donned my trusty Pro Velocity for my five-mile easy…this time letting my arms fall to my side every once in a while: I’m a quick learner. 🙂
Bottom line: I really like this jacket, but it does have some ventilation issues. Still, I’ll wear it – adding “let arms fall to side” to the checklist of items I run through in my mind while I run…
Training Journal – 3/28/12:
- Current plan: 10-Miler Training
- Today’s session: 5 mile easy run @ 10:05
- Comments: Continuing to enjoy the nice shorts weather! 5.25 @ 8:46.