A Simple Running Log

January 6, 2017

Training for 1/6/17

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 1:41 pm

This morning, we woke up to a very minimal dusting of snow — not quite what we’d been set up to expect by our favorite local weatherman.

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This guy, by the way, always seems to make the most mundane weather forecasts sound like a plot synopsis of “The Day After Tomorrow,” but maybe it’s just because he’s always making that exact face haha.

It’s still cold and windy though, which means I am still enjoying my day off running. Looking at the weather for the weekend, there’s a good chance I’ll be running through snow anyway.

So I started thinking I should look into finally getting a balaclava, because it’s Jan. 6, so we still have a lot of potential bitingly cold days left this winter. That led me to Under Armour’s website.

I did not make it any further than the homepage though, because I ran into this:

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Athlete. Recovery. SLEEPWEAR.

Engineered shirts and pants to WEAR TO BED. TO SLEEP IN.

How much could Under Armour pajamas possibly cost, anyway?

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Oh.

(Or you could get a short-sleeved sleep shirt for $79.99, but then your forearms and palms won’t get optimal recovery benefits.)

Don’t forget your bottom half!

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Again, there’s a shorts option for the low low price of $59.99, but same thing — wouldn’t want your calves recovering at a different rate than your glutes, now would you?

How far up your own ass do you have to be to spend $200 on pajamas recovery sleepwear? If this crap isn’t all on clearance in six months, I will be very surprised.

Anyway, today, I’m going to do some strength training, and then I have on the schedule for the weekend a 17-miler and an 8-miler.

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2 Comments »

  1. Chuck was telling me about this the other day. Apparently he works with the mother of an under armour employee who has been working on the sleepwear. They’re actually trying to get the sleepwear classified as medical so the taxes on it are cheaper.

    Comment by Laura — January 6, 2017 @ 3:21 pm | Reply

    • I read the paper UA linked to on their page about the medical benefits of this special fiber, and how it could be useful in physical therapy/rehab situations, but to stick it in some T-shirts and sell it for $100 a pop to people who are only recovering from running a few miles that day just seems wrong!

      Comment by aschmid3 — January 6, 2017 @ 3:46 pm | Reply


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