Last Updated on September 29, 2019 by Heather Hart, ACSM EP, CSCS
Confession time! I have an obsession with fluorescent/neon/day-glo colored clothing. I think it stems back to my childhood, being a young and impressionable tween/pre-teen back in the late 80’s/early 90’s. Back then, I can promise if you replaced my closet light with a black light bulb my entire wardrobe would have blinded you.
I’ve been running in the Saucony ProGrid Kinvaras for almost a month now, and I love them more and more every day (review here), color choice aside.
Now, I’ve heard over and over again “I don’t get arm warmers…why not wear a long sleeve
shirt?” and I’ll tell you why. Because I like options. As a South East runner, you never know what the weather is going to be like in the fall and winter. 32 degrees and frosty one day. 70 and beach weather the next. 45 degrees in the morning. 84 , hot and humid at noon. I’m telling you, it’s crazy down here. And when I run in a sports bra, a tank top or short sleeve (in case it warms up) and a long sleeve, my core sweats. A LOT. I get hot. But my arms, they get cold. Blame poor circulation and South Carolina weather. Arm warmers are the perfect solution because I can keep one layer on the core, and an easy to shed layer keeping my arms warm.
The Elite Arm warmers have:
• Thermo-regulating fabric keeps you dry
• Wicking fibers move moisture off the skin
• 50+ UV protection from the sun
AND, most importantly, they stay put, they keep my arms warm, and they are comfortable. Oh yeah, and drivers can probably see me from half a mile away. End of story.
If you are a trail runner, a dawn or dusk runner, or even just a 80’s/90’s neon fashionista at heart, check out the Saucony ViZiPRO line for MEN and WOMEN. From jackets, to vests, to shoes, arm warmers, hats, gloves, and more….the ViZiPRO line will keep you bright and safe!
Happy (safe, visible) running my friends!
Heather Hart is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), UESCA certified Ultrarunning Coach, RRCA certified Running Coach, co-founder of Hart Strength and Endurance Coaching, and creator of this site, Relentless Forward Commotion. She is a mom of two teen boys, and has been running and racing distances of 5K to 100+ miles for over a decade. Heather has been writing and encouraging others to find a love for fitness and movement since 2009.
I’m also sold on the arm warmers – wore the exact same ones in my marathon today. Love the orange!
I love that picture! Those arm warmers are awesome! I have a black pair, but I like the neon orange ones a lot!!
Awesome! I’ve been using my baby’s “baby legs”…baby leg warmers for my running arm covers but these look pretty cool! I might just have to get a pair.
Those look amazing!
nice gun boats! love the sleeves.
Those are far brighter than their website gives them credit for! I was wondering since, on my computer, the line looked kind of salmon-y… Now I really want a pair!
These look great! I also live in the southeast and know exactly what you mean about the weather! I’d love to try them out.
I love these so much, I’m up to three pair of them. They fit a heck of a lot better than my Nathan sleeves and they are exponentially brighter. And like you said, I didn’t see why people wore arm sleeves until I tried them myself. Wear them all the time now (well, when I run or bike at least).
I have a thing for bright/loud colors and patterns anyway so it’s just icing on the cake that they are useful this time of year.
Heather @ Not a DIY Life
Love the gun show, Heather! When I was running in 32 degrees this morning, I was definitely thinking about the need for warm running gear.
no matter what your friends try to tell ya, people they fall in love…
Thanks from THAT blast from the past!
I’ll be singing it all day!
Love the neon arm warmers! I’m still trying to figure out what to wear! I freeze to death so I bundle up to make myself get out there, then start burning up about a mile into my run.
I LOVE arm warmers!!!
The arm bands and the kicks are ALMOST as fresh as the Bobby Brown throwback. Well Played.
lovin’ the orange.
Rock it girl. Might need to add some spots though?! 😉
Those are fabulous! I LOVE the orange!
LOVE the orange!! You have a super rad back. You go girl! 😉