Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thanks McTim!!


Last week with a little bit-o-luck and EST on my side I won a pair of McDavid Arm Sleeves from McDavid's top Ultra Runner Tim Long. They arrived yesterday afternoon - perfect timing as I was able to try them out in ideal weather conditions - a 20 degree warm up in about an hour on this morning's run. As things warmed up I just rolled them down and let them be at my wrist for a while. I was running on a trail that weaved in and out of all sides of a small mountain and temps would easily change 10-15 degrees in 5-10 minutes depending on which side I was on. When it got cold I just rolled them back up my arm. Eventually the temp and myself warmed up enough to where they weren't needed anymore. They are very easy to put on and take off and can fold up to fit easily into a small pocket on the side of my shorts. I felt like I was able to stay warm when needed with an accessory that fit into the palm of my hand. I've always wanted to experiment with arm sleeves and after one time I can see how very often these will be used. Thanks Tim and McDavid!

12 comments:

  1. Hey Rick. Glad they showed up. I didn't expect you to even mention getting them, but it's nice of you. Happy you won them!
    "Top ultra runner" Ha! "Only" ultra runner is more like it...
    Tim

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  2. Wait - does Dwade use these?

    Top ultra runner ... love it. Then again, I am my mother in law's favorite and least favorite son in law.

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  3. Only - Top - same thing, right?
    And yea, I think Dwade won them from a Twitter contest that Corey Maggette put on a few months ago.

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  4. The "only" part is in the midst of changing very soon. There'll be another McDavid ultra runner who hasn't placed lower than 1st in the last two years...

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  5. There's only one person I know of that fits that description so you'll be in awefully good company being 2nd to that guy!

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  6. You guessed it? Gimmie the initials...
    Looking for one other (female would be nice) for the "McDavid Ultra Team".

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  7. I was thing Roes, but remembered he went off course last year and took 2nd. So, I don't know who it is. Has this person only run a few races, but is now starting to race more?
    Not sure what kind of appearal Inov-8 has, but Anne L might be a good one for your team - she typically races quite a bit. I see her a few times a month out on the trails and I know she uses compression socks, but not sure who's supplying them to her.

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  8. We're talking NO dnfs, races quite a bit and is a pretty humble guy. Think 6:xx pace in 50 milers. Anne is a great suggestion.

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  9. Undefeated in two years on US soil, 13 races, 13 wins, from 50k to 100 miles. 5:30 50 mile trail PR. Told you he's humble.

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  10. Dang, should've made this a contest!

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  11. I still don't know who it is!! I guess I'll wait untill it's official to find out.
    I'm sure you'll come up with a cool contest involving your new teammates.

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