Arm Warmers

April 16, 2013 — 2 Comments

With Big Sur coming and it most likely being cold and windy along the coast, I’ve been considering on my options to stay warm.  I thought about wearing a long-sleeve shirt, but don’t want to get too warm.  Arm warmers seem like a good possibility – one that i’ve seen others use.  They can be removed when I get warm and stashed in my waistband.

So, last night, I made a test pair out of an old pair of tube socks and wore them one this morning’s run.  I really liked them and they seem like a great option.  A few discoveries:

  • arm warmers – gloves ≠ warm runner … at least not this morning.  It was about 45 degrees with a 12mph wind this morning and my hands were CCCOLD!  I think I will wear my light gloves tomorrow to test further…
  • I’ll buy a pair of arm warmers rather than wearing my tube sock versions.  My homemade ones frayed pretty bad and probably don’t wick well…

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Do you wear arm warmers?  What is your take on them?


Training Journal – 4/16/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W17D2 (Taper week 2)
  • Today’s session: 4 mile easy run @ 8:27-9:28 pace
  • Comments: I did 4.56 @ 8:28
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