Friday, September 30, 2016

To under armour or not to under armour

Most of the summer you’ve been running in nothing more than a technical top and a pair of shorts. Even with the rain you’re warm but as the nights come in and the temperature starts to drop you find yourself looking out and shivering. That’s when under-armour becomes a godsend. Like wearing a cloth hot water bottle, under-armour is without doubt one of the best additions to running all-year round since the invention of laces.

But wearing it out training and race-day are very different propositions. So should you wear under-armour doing a marathon?

These following questions should help make up your mind:

Is it cold?
a.      Yes
b.      No

Does the cold bother you?
a.      Yes
b.      No

Can you get hold of black-bin bag?
a.      No
b.      Yes

Are you able to throw a scrunched up bin-bag to the side of the road at the start without out tonking some fellow runner on the face or tripping up someone coming behind?
a.      No
b.      Yes

As a result of the cold are you more likely to be looking for a portaloo a few minutes from the start?
a.      Yes
b.      No

Do you actually own under-armour in the first place?
a.      Yes
b.      No

Which is more important for you? Looking silly in photos because you are togged top-to-bottom in under-armour or missing the start because you are in a portaloo peeing or keeping warm or?
a.      Looking silly in photos.
b.      Missing the start.

Do you know what under-armour does to your nipples after 26.2 miles and are comfortable with that?
a.      Yes
b.      No

Do you actually own under-armour in the first place?
c.       Yes
d.      No

If the answer to these questions are mostly A’s then I would veering on the side of under-armour. If they are mostly B’s then suck it up and stand close to the person next to you until the start if you’re cold and stick with the t-shirt.

Wednesday’s training
A 8.5 k slow run recovery at about 5 min pace..


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