The ultra runners tool kit

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07/12/2011 at 12:33

I just put bike-style shorts over my leggings if need be, although usually find my normal leggings are just fine anyway once I get going (even in yesterday snow and ice). Seren - you are just hard core!!!

Off to check out Nicks link.  Hmmmm, Barbie Pink - then my daughter will be fighting me for them!!

07/12/2011 at 16:23
Jesse - I got some warm and very thick ones from Lidl earlier in the winter. Only worn twice when very cold but quite imressed. And cheap!
07/12/2011 at 16:36
I've got some of those too Elspeth - have yours got the windproof panels on the thighs - like you say, great price and definitely do the job; use them for biking too over shorts.
07/12/2011 at 16:42
Cragchick, yes those are the ones. Quite good when hail is pounding on your legs! Doesn't stop it stinging your face though!
07/12/2011 at 17:30
no, I guess we need a balaclava for that!!! came across one of my old mountaineering ones the other day, would scare the wotsits out of anyone if i went out wearing though I think!  Yes, those leggings served me well on the -12+ days we had last winter.
07/12/2011 at 17:53
Thanks elspeth fay and cragchick - I will look into them
07/12/2011 at 21:55
I just got some Craft ones and they are warm and very comfortable, just did a 40 mile ultra around the Brecon Beacons in them Legs never felt cold and when they got wet dried really quickly.

Have a look at got Craft stuff on buy one get a second half price at the moment.

Got some More Mile ones as well. Cheaper and not as well built. Also the material can catch the hairs on your legs and rip them out.
08/12/2011 at 07:22
Thanks James, they sound great, I'll take a look at the website
seren nos    pirate
08/12/2011 at 07:25
James we are ladies.we do not have hairy legs
08/12/2011 at 07:38
seren nos  wrote (see)
James we are ladies.we do not have hairy legs

i was thinking that too seren....we are very smooth and nicely groomed...willcheck out nicks craft link too though..anything bright pink?
08/12/2011 at 07:45
And I'm a triathlete, so I'm smooth most of the year too. I guess I'll have to let myself get hairy if I want to be an ultra runner, it's probably the key difference between the disciplines.
Edited: 08/12/2011 at 07:46
08/12/2011 at 07:46
. Tiago...we are NOT hairy..i have an aversion to body hair...on men or women lol !!
08/12/2011 at 10:02
definitely NOT hairy!!!!!!!  Good heads up though on the links
08/12/2011 at 10:05
Me too, llb, I only took up triathlon so I could have an excuse to go smooth.
08/12/2011 at 10:27
Laughing....I'm glad you boys are experiencing the pains of being a women!
08/12/2011 at 11:00
I've never fully understood that one to be fair, we do have to shave our faces and necks every day.
08/12/2011 at 12:32

I am a hairy triathlete

Real men may wear pink, but they certainly don't wax

08/12/2011 at 12:39
My jacket has come but it is blue not pink....
08/12/2011 at 12:49

Real men?

08/12/2011 at 12:52
Real Men Wear Pink -  Advert for Joop perfume for men - always played before Burn Notice on Sky
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