This article was originally posted by Ryan at the original HillRunner.com Blogs.
Alex Hutchinson weighs in at his Sweat Science blog on the latest in warmup gear. Interesting idea, though I’m not convinced of the benefit to long distance runners, especially those of us who are not elite. As I was reading, I couldn’t help but picture someone wearing these pants to keep their leg muscles warm while simultaneously wearing an ice vest to keep core temperature down. I guess I wasn’t the only one thinking that way.
I suppose that would be the ultimate tech fashion combo: a distance runner before a race wearing an ice vest to keep core temperature down, plus electric pants to keep legs warm. Seems a little much, but I wouldn’t bet against seeing that in Rio…
I wouldn’t bet against it either. Someone will decide to try the combo.
I already sent this link to a couple runners I coach. As anyone who has worked with me knows, I’m a big fan of running by feel. Coach Hadley does a good job explaining the benefits and giving some how-to at the same time.
Note: I’m going to try to post these on occasion. Essentially sharing links with a few quick comments. I saw these two today that I thought would be a good opportunity to kick it off. If you have feelings, pro or con, on posts like this, please share in the comments. I want to post what is wanted and I think these are of value but, if I’m wrong, I’ll stop.