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luke warm
Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 8:09AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Do we, LRC, wear arm warmers? What say you?

I say, "I'm not sure since I've never worn them..but I am curios."
fanotheflag
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 8:34AM - in reply to luke warm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
No. Wear a long sleeve technical shirt. If it gets too warm, push up the sleeves. I say arm warmers are only acceptable for elite female marathoners.
bud lite
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 8:37AM - in reply to fanotheflag Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
technical shirt = "Well it's technically just a shirt, but I paid a lot more money for it than you did"
arm warmer for the masses
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 8:37AM - in reply to fanotheflag Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

fanotheflag wrote:

No. Wear a long sleeve technical shirt. If it gets too warm, push up the sleeves. I say arm warmers are only acceptable for elite female marathoners.


And while you are at it only elites can wear racing flats on race day, wear spandex, take GU during a race.

I say if they work for you wear them if not then don't, but pushing up the sleeves is a great way to ruin a technical shirt.
Dennis Reynolds
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 8:39AM - in reply to luke warm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Nothing screams TOOLBAG worse than wearing arm warmers.
Probably slow
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 8:41AM - in reply to luke warm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I wore a pair in a half marathon on a slightly chilly morning. I didn't go with the long sleeve since I wanted the option of ditching the warmers if i heated up too much. I think they worked out well - ended up keeping them on the whole time, so i guess a long sleeve would have sufficed (i did want to race in my singlet though).
fdsfsdaf
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 8:46AM - in reply to Probably slow Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Arm warmers on the day of a chilly 10k when you're wearing a singlet is acceptable as far as I'm concerned, because you can pull them off if you get too hot during the race. Rocking arm warmers for a regular run is stupid.
yuiop
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 10:34AM - in reply to Dennis Reynolds Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Dennis Reynolds wrote:

Nothing screams TOOLBAG worse than wearing arm warmers.


Insecure? I'm guessing if the Internet had been around when tights first emerged that douches like yourself would have ripped anyone wearing tights.
curiouspete
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 11:42AM - in reply to luke warm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I wear arm warmers with a t-shirt all the time for training runs. Shorts, t shirt, gloves, hat, and arm warmers are the perfect combination on cold days (except when it's really cold then I will throw on tights).
luke warm
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 11:49AM - in reply to curiouspete Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Would it be weird for a guy to wear those Brooks arm warmers for girls with the built in gloves?
justanothersarcasticguy
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 12:02PM - in reply to fdsfsdaf Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

fdsfsdaf wrote:

Arm warmers on the day of a chilly 10k when you're wearing a singlet is acceptable as far as I'm concerned, because you can pull them off if you get too hot during the race. Rocking arm warmers for a regular run is stupid.


And what do you do after you pull them off? Just toss them on the ground? Aren't they kind of expensive to just lost every race?

I would never wear them. As it is, I almost always push the sleeves up on my long sleeve shirts on every run I do. I can't imagine a situation where my forearms are cold but my upper arms aren't. It's just a gimmick product. But if it works for you, go ahead...
dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 12:10PM - in reply to arm warmer for the masses Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

arm warmer for the masses wrote:

[quote]fanotheflag wrote:

pushing up the sleeves is a great way to ruin a technical shirt.


What?
Dennis Reynolds
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 12:26PM - in reply to yuiop Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

yuiop wrote:

Insecure? I'm guessing if the Internet had been around when tights first emerged that douches like yourself would have ripped anyone wearing tights.


Tights serve a legitimate purpose. Arm warmers do not.
It's not that hard
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 12:26PM - in reply to luke warm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I don't care. If you want to wear them, wear them. If you don't want to, don't. It doesn't matter either way.
steakburp
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 12:36PM - in reply to fdsfsdaf Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

fdsfsdaf wrote:

Arm warmers on the day of a chilly 10k when you're wearing a singlet is acceptable as far as I'm concerned, because you can pull them off if you get too hot during the race. Rocking arm warmers for a regular run is stupid.


This. I only race in mine when it's cold as balls and i'm only wearing a singlet and short-shorts.
SisterSister
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 12:37PM - in reply to It's not that hard Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I don't see the point of arm warmers with a singlet. If it's cold enough for arm warmers, I want my armpits covered too. The only time I've worn arm warmers was on the bike with a short sleeve jersey. (Long ride on a day that started chilly and got warm.)
jcrewmodel
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 12:40PM - in reply to SisterSister Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Arm warmers are great. Any person on here bashing them is a misguided moron as far as I'm concerned.
fdsfsdaf
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 12:41PM - in reply to SisterSister Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
They don't have to be expensive. Running Warehouse had a deal where you could add some to your order for a few bucks at one point, or you could just cut the toes off an old pair of soccer socks and voila.
slartibartfast
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 12:52PM - in reply to luke warm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I race in arm panties (that is the correct term) when it's chilly for the following reasons:

1) I have a team singlet that I wear
2) long sleeve shirts don't feel as fast as a singlet
3) sometimes my armpits chafe with long sleeve shirts
4) they make me feel fast
5) they piss off a lot of people
its cold out bro
RE: Arm Warmer...Yes? No? 12/12/2012 12:59PM - in reply to luke warm Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I wear them pretty much every day. Possibly the best purchase I've ever made.

Seriously, 10 bucks. Every MF person should own a pair.
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