I am a hot runner. Literally. No matter what the air temperature, I always return absolutely dripping in sweat (sexy, I know). I hate starting a run freezing but I know that if I layer too much, I will be regretting it within 2 miles. There have been many times that I have worn a long sleeve shirt and really regretted it. I would love to wear a short sleeve shirt or tank with arm warmers but I have a long love/hate relationship with arm warmers due to the size and shape of my arms. Any that were large enough to accommodate my size were fugly (and usually men’s) so I would just mutilate my husband’s tube socks and make my ghetto warmers. Serviceable but looks horrible in pictures!
Enter Saucony Swift Armwarmers! I snagged a pair of these after Thanksgiving. I was super excited because they have real sizes (not just “one size fits most”) and the colors are sharp! I opted for just the carbon, for easier matching.
I tried them on right away but didn’t get a chance to use them until this past weekend. For my long run (14 miles) on Sunday, the weather was overcast but in the low 40s by the time I started at 7:30 am. I knew I would be too hot with a long sleeve shirt so I decided to try a short sleeve an my arm warmers. They were absolutely perfect! I did not have any weird “muffin arm” at the top and there was absolutely no chaffing and they didn’t budge a bit. I am very sensitive to any little irritant when I run and I honestly forgot I was even wearing them! I did not try out the “mitt” feature because I forgot it was there 🙂 I can’t wait to wear them again!
If you place your order by January 4, 2015, you can save 20% off from these or anything else from Saucony with the code “newyear20” – just sharing the info., no benefit to me.