As I mentioned in my post about the 2014 Hot Chocolate 15K yesterday, my goal for 2015 is to do at least one half marathon. In fact, I just registered for my first half marathon, which is on March 21st. That's only 90 days away, so I have to so I start training THIS week. Yes, I am starting training for a half marathon Christmas week. Running in the Winter in the Midwest can be brutal. Remember my 2013 Hot Chocolate 5K? My feet and butt were numb for the first mile after standing in line for what felt like ever to start the race. I dressed in multiple layers and was still cold for quite a while. This year, for training in the frigid temps, I'll be sporting the SportHill Women's 3SP® Callaghan Skinny Pant.
The SportHill Women's 3SP® Callaghan Skinny Pant are SportHill's newest go-to 3SP® pant. They are actually designed with the elite cross-country skier in mind and feature slim fit legs, gripper elastic hems, and locking nine-inch ankle zips which allow for them to easily be worn inside or outside of boots. As a runner, I'm partial to the non-roll elastic waistband (which also has a drawcord), the modern slim fit with straight legs, and the reflective piping at side seams which make it easier for oncoming vehicles to see me if I'm running in the dark. Oh, and did I mention the chafe-free inseams? Oh, yah! These are midrise pants, so they should sit about 1.5 to 2-inches below the natural waist.
These pants are made for zone 3 cold weather, which means they block winds up to 35 mph and will keep you warm and cozy when the temps outside are under 40°F, which is awesome considering that St. Louis's average January low is 29 °F! The 3SP fabric is 90% polyproylene and 10% spandex. The 3SP fabric is made in the USA.
This pant features slim fit legs, gripper elastic hems and locking ankle zips which allow the pant to be easily worn inside or out of boots. Runners will also like the modern fit and reflective details that blend together for a zone 3 cold weather pant that is warm & dry. The pant is available in 6 lengths and retails for $119.95. I love the feel of the fabric on the inside of these pants, and can't wait for the temps to get cold enough to actually put them to good use. That said, I got them in an XL, and I should have gotten a large with as much weight as I've lost. They are a bit long on me, but with the gripper ankles, it's not a big deal because they stay where I put them. I'd love to try the SportHill Women's Ultra-RX Tight, too.
Have any tips for me on my half marathon training?
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the SportHill Women's 3SP® Callaghan Skinny Pant, from SportHill, as coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations in consideration for review publication.