Ironically, when I received their email, I was in the process of deciding what I would be wearing for RnRLV. UA was on the top of my list, as I wanted to wear the best that athletic gear would provide me that night. Cold weather was a concern and everyone I spoke with, said to purchase Under Armour.
I was beyond thrilled and excited to know that Under Armour wanted me to wear their gear. On Thanksgiving weekend, 2 days before my 51st birthday - a package arrived. Two tops and one pair of tights. All Under Armour ColdGear©.
1. Zip-up, Long Sleeved Thermo Top. ColdGear©
I have never worn tights while running nor racing, but I wanted to be prepared for the inevitable cold weather that I was going to face at RnRLV. Since I was the Official 2:15 Pacer, I did not have the luxury of stopping and adjusting coats or other apparel. What I wore that night would have to take me through the entire event, without fail.
I tested out the gear on several nighttime runs and decided upon the Gray/Black Fitted Mock and tights. I had a few other elements to my outfit to pull it all together.
Here is a picture of me and my friend, Daniel (he is holding the pacer sign while I fiddle with my hydration bottle) at Mile 4.5.
When the cold & high winds kicked in, that is when the Under Armour ColdGear© performed it's best. I was warm and I could concentrate on finishing the race in my appointed 2:15 and not worry about shivering.
Here is a great shot of the entire outfit at Mile 12. I apologize for my poor running form, at that point in the race - I had to slow down to avoid running into the runner ahead of me. Nonetheless, you can see how well the Under Armour ColdGear© looks the same as earlier miles! It stays put (we all have had clothing that we have to adjust during a race, right?)
When I crossed the Finish Line, I didn't feel like I had to get the gear off. I was still comfortable, but not strapped in and compressed.
I could never thank Under Armour enough for your generosity. Wearing their gear provided me a great sense of safety, knowing I could brave the cold elements of that night. UnderArmour GoldGear© is my cold weather run gear of choice!
I plan to wear it again and again for a long time!
*Although I received gear for this review, the opinions are mine and not influenced by Under Armour.
(c) C. Ragsdale 2010-12
Charlene L. Ragsdale - Las Vegas, NV
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