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    Arm warmers: not just for cyclists!


    I bought a pair of arm warmers at the expo last weekend.  What a great invention!  If you don’t know what I am talking about, these are basically a tube that fits snugly over your arm, from upper arm to wrist, that if you start to feel hot, you just pull them down.

    Why would you want these?

    I find that they’re great for early mornings, long runs (where you expect the temperature to be drastically different by the time you’re done) and in-between temperatures.  Wearing a long sleeve shirt essentially does the same thing, but if you get hot, you can only push the sleeves up so far, and sometimes fight to keep them there.   These babies are perfect because they can just bunch at your wrists, or you can take them off and they’re compact enough to tuck into your waistband or pocket.

    They come in all sorts of weights, from light to fleece-lined, and there are even arm coolers to keep the sun off!

    Apparently cyclists have been keeping this great secret forever, so check your local cycling and triathlon shops.  The booth I bought mine at was Cycle-ChicMEC carries them, and they’re available from several online stores – just search “arm warmers” in your favourite search engine, and you’re off!

    My cool new arm warmers (oxymoron?)!
    My cool new arm warmers (oxymoron?)!
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    A runner for just over four years, Karen has already completed a marathon, two half marathons and a variety of 5k and 10k races. She describes her first marathon - the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last September - as "a nightmare." However, she met a very interesting person in the process - a man named Sydney who was running his 152nd marathon! Although the race didn't go as well as planned for Karen or Sydney, he showed her that no matter how experienced a runner you are, you can still have a bad day. "Does that mean we shouldn't bother to prepare, or maybe just shouldn't bother at all? Of course not!" says Karen. "In the end, it is what we make it." We like her optimism!