I woke up this morning at 7:00 after setting my alarm last night to meet my MRTT Mama’s for a cold winter run. Normally, I do not meet them on the weekend. Often they meet too early for me and I do enjoy sleeping in on the weekend. I really had no excuse not to go seeing as they were not meeting till 8:00 and I did need the miles. On top of that I really did need to get out there and run in the cold and it was cold. The car thermometer registered 17 degrees when I got in. I will admit that running in the cold is not at the top of my list of things to do, but seeing as I have a Half Marathon coming up on the 25th I need to suck it up!
Besides I needed to try out my new running jacket that I got just for cold weather running. If you recall in my previous post The Most Expensive FREE Sport Ever, I have been searching for the perfect coat to run in. So far nothing that I got seemed to work, but I do think that I have a winner!!
Ding. Ding. Ding.
The Athleta Full Speed Jacket
My only problem that I had today is that I thought this was like a normal jacket and ran with one too many layers.
Layer One – Under Armour Long Sleeve Shirt
Layer Two – Under Armour Short Sleeved Heat Gear Shirt
Layer Three – Athleta Long Sleeved Extra Long Chi Top
Outer Layer – New Full Speed Jacket& Reflective Power Lift Tights
And off my BA MRTT Mama’s and me went.
I will also admit that even though the whole point of the jacket is to reflect my body heat back to me to keep me warm that I had my doubts. No more. By mid run, I had my gloves off and my jacket fully unzipped as I was warm. So next time, I will try just the short sleeved Heat Gear over the Chi Top as that one promises to be unstinkable and was so soft! I do know though that I will have to suck it up at the beginning and realize that I will be toasty warm in no time. I got the large for comfort with added layers which did make the sleeves a little long but to me that is a plus for running in the cold.
Overall I would highly recommend this jacket. I wish that I could have waited for a sale,
but as Violet from Charlie in the Chocolate said,
So I paid full price.
It was not cheap.
But it was so worth it.
Like the Reflective Running Tights.
Now I wish I could say that Athleta was sponsoring this post or giving me a freebie for saying these things, but they aren’t. This way though you know I speak the truth as I always do.
So Athleta feel free to sponsor me for some honest feedback:)
What is your favorite winter running item?