When I got my RRCA coaching certification, I decided to buy myself a nice pair of running tights. I figured I’ll be outside running with clients a lot and I should stop looking like I got all my clothes off of the clearance rack (even if that is mostly the case LOL). I stopped in at Lululemon and checked out what they had.
I tried one of their tights that is specifically for running, but it had slightly shiny material and a design on it and the combination was like having a spotlight on the imperfections in my thighs. Umm, no. So, instead I purchased the Lululemon Wonder Under pants. I’m not sure why they chose that name as they are actually a quite thick tight made out of their luon material that is perfect on its own for running, even though the name implies they should be an under layer.
- surprisingly warm – they are my only layer on the bottom down to a “feels like” in the low 20s
- super comfy
- matte material so they don’t emphasize flaws
- lower rise, but they don’t slide down at all
- free hemming, so they are exactly the length I want (and they’d work for tall people too)
- small pocket in the waistband for a key or a gel or id
- wide, flattering waistband that does not create a muffin top
- the cost. That’s it.
I really like these tights and they are warmer than my other running tights, but I’m not sure I’d spend that much money again. They were a lot more expensive than the pair of Tek Gear tights I got at Kohl’s. They are better, but I’m not sure they are *that* much better. I guess time will tell though. I’m wearing them at least once a week right now, sometimes twice, so they are going through the washer pretty regularly. I hang them to dry, so that should extend their life, but if they stay in good shape, then they may be worth it. (And just so you know, I find I have to go up a size in their clothes to accomodate my hips and thighs.)
In running news, Friday I managed to knock out 6.5 miles of running, which left my ankle just a bit sore. Nothing major, but I decided I should take a rest day yesterday. I took that a bit to the extreme and pretty much sat on my butt all day. Bleh. Today I will run. I only need to run 2.1 miles to hit 20 miles for the first time since my injury. Woot! ( I don’t count the miles I do with my run/walk clients. They are exercise and I consider them part of my overall fitness plan, but I really don’t feel like I’m running when I do them. I do count the miles that I run with clients when there is little to no walking involved.)
Disclaimer: I bought these tights because I wanted them. I was not asked to review them.