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Perfect solution for cool runs!
on October 8, 2012
I took up running in the last few years and undertook my first marathon this year. The vast majority of my training was done during the heat of summer, but the actual race was not until October 7th. In Minnesota, it cools of quick, and that means it was about 50 degrees colder on race morning that any of my training runs. I can't wear a long sleeve under armor shirt as I just get too hot. Plus, as the race goes on the temperature rises anywhere from 10 to 25 degrees. These sleeves were the perfect solution. It was around 30 degrees at the start of the race. They provided just enough protection to keep my arms from the stinging cold, but breathe well and don't cause any excess over heating. I ended up wearing them through the entire race but I was very glad that I had the option to easily take them off without stopping if I needed to. They didn't cause any chaffing even after 26 miles. Probably the best $20 I could have spent. I really like these for fall running. Would definitely recommend them to others. Plus the added visibility is always a plus.
In case it helps with sizing, I am a tall/lanky 22yr male. I went to a local run store to purchase them, but they only had pink and I am just not man enough for that. However, the sizing was the same. I found that large to be a bit too lose. Mediums fit me well.