Thursday, January 12, 2017

f^3 lake half marathon and 5k info

Disclaimer: I received entry for F^3 Lake Half Marathon to review as part of being a BibRave Pro.

I've run in the F^3 Half Marathon the past two years and will be joining in again for my third consecutive year. It's a great race that looks to improve every year, which I appreciate. You can read my recaps from 2015 and 2016 if you're so inclined. The weather the past two years was actually pretty tame, so it'll be interesting to see what 2017 holds, as weather has been all over the place this winter. The good news is that if it's cold, you get to stay warm up until about 5 minutes till race time inside United Club at Soldier Field and then head back in right after the race. 

Discount Codes and Frozen Frostbitten Feet Challenge
Use code BIBRAVE17 to save $6 on the half marathon
Use code BIBRAVE175K to save $5 on the 5k

Are you into challenges? F^3 has partnered up with Back on My Feet Chicago's Mardi Gras Chaser. Register and complete both the F^3 Half Marathon and the Mardi Gras Chaser 10k and you'll receive the Frozen Frosbitten Feet Challenge medal. (Psssst - save $5 on Mardi Gras Chaser 5k/10k with code RAVE, but remember, only the half and 10k count towards the challenge).

Packet Pickup Schedule
We have 6 days of packet pickup available, covering the City, the western burbs, the northern burbs and the southern burbs!

Here is the schedule:

Saturday, January 21, 2017  |  10:00 am – 6:00 pm 
Fleet Feet Sports – Old Town  |  1620 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614

Sunday, January 22, 2017  |  11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fleet Feet Sports – Deerfield  |  800 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield IL 60015

Monday, January 23, 2017  |  10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fleet Feet Sports – Oak Park  |  102 N Marion St, Oak Park IL 60301

Tuesday, January 24, 2017  |  4:00-7:00 pm
Running for Kicks  |  7158 W 127th St, Palos Heights IL 60463

Thursday, January 26, 2017  |  10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fleet Feet Sports – Old Town  |  1620 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614

Friday, January 27, 2017  |  10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fleet Feet Sports – Old Town  |  1620 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614

Get Ready for Race Day - Read our Race FAQs
Want to see the race day schedule? Change your packet pickup location? Change your race distance? Check out the website for all race details and FAQs!

New for 2017: Photo Booth!
F^3 partners at Physicians Immediate Care are providing a state of the art photo booth at this year’s race. You will have the ability to take and print unlimited photos from your phone. Photos will be available for pick up at the Physicians Immediate Care table located in the United club the day of the race! 
To get a personalized photo at the F3 Lake Half Marathon:
  1. Follow @visitphysicians on Instagram
  2. Take a photo using Instagram
  3. Use the hashtag #visitphysicians in your caption
  4. Pick up your photo at the hashtag printing station located at the Physicians Immediate Care booth

What Else Do I Get?
ALL runners will get a fantastic, soft, high quality, long-sleeve 1/4 zip shirt. Sourced directly from the USA! 
  • Breathable, moisture-managing interlock fabric
  • Fresh assurance with anti-bacterial treatment
  • UV protection
  • Ladies 1/4 zips have thumb holes!
  • All 1/2 Marathon Finishers will get the exclusive 2017 GIANT chunky medal!

Other Race Features:
  • FREE photography downloads
  • Pre-and post-race events in the United Club at Soldier Field
  • Results print outs inside the United Club
  • Runner tracking
  • Multiple days of packet pickup in the City and Suburbs with our new store partner, Fleet Feet Sports!
  • Will Call Packet Pickup
  • Hot chocolate and other warming goodies, provided by our sponsors
  • Legendary post-race party at Kroll's! First beer on F^3!
  • Bragging rights for life!

Newest Sponsors
We have some new sponsors on board who will be supplying post-race goodies for you at the finish line! From KIND Bars to Hummus to delicious hot cocoa, you'll have plenty to snack on while you show off your medal after the race! You've earned it! Plus, Kroll's is offering 20% off its entire menu for those who join the after party!

Partner Hotel - The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Coming from out of town? Or just want a really easy commute on race morning? F^3 have once again partnered with the Radisson-Blu hotel in downtown Chicago. The hotel is conveniently located for Soldier Field, just a short taxi away. The address is 221 N. Columbus, Chicago. The special room rate is just $129. Book by calling them and referencing "Half Marathon" - (312) 565-5BLU      

F^3's Legendary After Party
After you have raced on Saturday, January 28th, head on over to Kroll's for the after party! Kroll's is the closest bar to Soldier Field and is easily accessed on foot over the 18th Street Bridge. With the support of Red Arrow Tap Room, the race will be providing your first beer at Kroll's for free, from Pollyanna Brewing in Lemont and Noon Whistle Brewing in Lombard. Kroll's is offering a generous 20% off its entire food menu!

Secure your spot - this race has sold out every year! 
(There is no race day registration.)

Code: BIBRAVE17 = $6 off the half marathon
Code: BIBRAVE175K = $5 off the 5k

Photos: F^3 website

Sunday, January 8, 2017

rise and shine 5k recap

Disclaimer: I received entry for Chi-Town Rise and Shine 5k to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

You can read my shorter review here.

Me and Eric before the race start.

I've found myself a new annual tradition for New Year's Eve and OF COURSE it involved running! The Chi-Town Rise and Shine 5k was held on Saturday, December 31 at Millennium Park. Packet pickup and the race pre- and post-race are was set up at the Chase Promenade and the race is one of a kind with a course that goes through Maggie Daley Park and Millennium Park (so far, no other race course has done that).

Always hard to decide on gear the night before for winter running, especially until you
 know what the winds will be like. My best attempt at a Flat Runner,
hoping I had everything I would need.

I found out about this race early/mid-December and knew instantly I wanted to be there. Swag included a pom pom hat and tech gloves with the logo on them (unique, and they turned out to be good quality, too!). What better way to start off your New Year's Eve and earn your right to party? 

They had packet pickup on Friday from 11am–7pm at Fleet Feet Old Town, but also on race day from 7:30–8:30am at the race site, thankfully. I give mad props and appreciate any race that offers day of without charging $30 to do so. It can be hard for people that aren't in the city to grab their packets on a Friday. Traffic is always pretty miserable, but even worse on Friday, and it's such a pain to drive 2+ hours to do so. Anyway, as you can probably tell, I chose to do pickup on race day haha.

I pre-paid for parking at Millennium Park Garage for $15 on Spot Hero (I think you'd get that same rate if you paid day of, but I know that garage is usually around $35 so wanted to make sure I got that cheaper rate). We arrived a little before 8am, went up to get our packets, and then went back to the car to stay warm and drop off our stuff rather than doing gear check, which was available. It was pretty chilly standing around (not too surprising - it's Chicago in December), but what made it cold was the wind. The temperature was 39 degrees, feels like 31, 13mph winds, 52% humidity.

Packet pickup was quick and easy - no lines and plenty of stations for the volunteers to scan your QR code from registration or look you up by name. Nice thing with the gloves and hat is you didn't have to worry about sizing. Also in the bag with the hat, gloves, and bib number, we also received lip balm, a box of Wild Garden Roasted Hummus crackers, and two Clif Bar minis. There were also full sized Clif Bars on the pickup table, so I grabbed one of those too.

There was stretching at 8:30 and corrals opened at 8:45. I ran into an Instagram friend and we chatted a bit, as well as seeing my friend Kathleen who I convinced to register (I didn't have to twist that arm too hard haha). Kathleen and I bonded over our Dopey Challenge 2015 training and running and being in Chicagoland area we of course have kept in touch.

Anyway, before entering into corrals I was able to find Eric, a fellow BibRave Pro, for a quick chat, hug, and of course photo. I was lucky enough to get another hug from him right after the race too. He's such a sweetie. Anyway...

Yeah, I was doing a lot of Stories on Instagram during the race haha.

The race began at 9am and runners went down Randolph Street going east, which was great because it's nice and wide to allow everyone to spread out so that the LFP congestion was little to none. I also loved that the course had no out and backs, which also helped with any congestion that could have happened. We hopped on the LFP going south – on the lower part that's against the lake. I warmed up pretty quickly during the run and took my gloves and hood off before hitting mile 1. The sun was shining and the wind died down, and it seemed Mother Nature was smiling down on us runners. 

Each mile had a mile marker and clock. There was a water and Nuun stop around mile 1.5ish? I'm not quite sure. The course turned and we headed back north on the upper LFP, turned west back on Randolph and turned a quick corner to run through Maggie Daley Park and then across the cool, windy bridge to Millennium Park. The finish line was just east of Pritzker Pavilion. Once you crossed, you received a bottle of water. A quick walk over to the pre- post-race site and you could grab half a banana, hot chocolate, a mylar blanket, Bai, David's Tea, more boxes of crackers, and Clif Bars.

The bridge I was talking about.

Almost finished!

I ran with my mom and we did 45/30 run/walk intervals. Even though I had only managed two short runs that week (my first since getting sick 3 weeks prior), and they did not go well at all, I was surprised at how well I was doing. I didn't have too many coughing attacks, so that was nice haha.

Happy I was still feeling pretty good.

At 10am they did the awards on the stage, with age groups being divided into 10 with I think 19 and under starting, then 20–29, etc. through 60+. First through third age group winners received a grey branded hooded logo.

The Finish Line.


Next up was the post-race party at Sweetwater Grill and Tavern. Unfortunately, they weren't prepared for the large group of us that went (not sure if they didn't realize most people would go there afterwards or what the deal was), but it took about 30 minutes to get our free drink. I felt bad for the workers, but if they had known, they could have had the mimosas pre-made rather than creating one for every participant on the spot. I think it would have gone smoother if they had carafes of them mixed and just needed to pour. Everyone seemed to be choosing that option over the Corona Light. The place was pretty packed - all of the booths and seats were taken up by runners eating brunch and getting a drink.

Kathleen and myself keeping warm at Sweetwater.

They had a Snapchat filter! How fun.

After we got our drink (we didn't mind waiting since we were killing time), Kathleen, my mom, and I went to Girodano's for lunch. Stuffed Pizza. Yum. It was nice to catch up with Kathleen in person and a nice way to sort of end the running year. My racing season never ends, as I have at least one race every month, but I felt accomplished for the day and had a fun time.

Some crazy hair haha.

Results were online the next day and photos were up about a week later (in a Facebook album which you can download your images for free - thank you - the only time consuming part is finding yourself since they aren't tagged haha). They also had a survey they wanted participants to fill out to get opinions on how the race/packet pickup/course etc went — showing they are interested in improving (though I didn't see much other than the post-race party needing any extra attention).

Awesome times.

I'll definitely be doing this race again next year. I think it was on the 'smaller' side this year with maybe 1200 participants, but I bet it grows each year, which they said they planned on making it a yearly event. Though it was on the 'smaller' side, I'd say it was a great turn out for having just over a month to get people signed up. If you're in Chicagoland next year for NYE, I'd tell you to check this race out and earn your right to party on NYE :)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

recovering with epsoak sport epsom salts

Disclaimer: I received an 8.5 pound canister of Epsoak Sport to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

It's a new year, and whether you make resolutions or set goals for yourself, one thing you should be focus on in 2017 is your recovery. I know it's something I need to focus on myself. Getting in your training is important, and I think we all know getting proper recovery is just as important. If we don't allow our muscles to recover properly, we risk injury which would stop us from doing that thing we love so much.

I'm not always the best at getting in my stretches or rolling out my muscles after my runs, and that's something I want to work on in 2017. I try to focus on getting protein post-run, but that's probably another thing that I need to focus on more. One way you can help those muscles recover is by using epsom salts. 

I had the chance to try out San Francisco Salt Company's Epsoak Sport. I received an 8.5lb canister of the Energizing Epsom Salt. Epsoak Sport Energizing is an awakening and invigorating Epsom salt blend infused with eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils for deep muscle restoration after a workout. They also have unscented and Soothing (lavender infused).

After making cookies for a few hours and going for a walk, my back hurt a bit.
Epsoak Sport bath was in order, naturally.

I used to use epsom salt back when I was Irish Dancing. I would soak my feet to help my sore, blistered feet feel better and I loved it. So taking it to a full bath to help my legs for running sounded heavenly. I'm not sure why I didn't do baths when I was dancing, as I'm sure my leg muscles would have thanked me back then. But oh to be young and bounce back easily haha. It's not quite the same these days.

I've been sick since early December, since returning from Mexico (are you tired of me talking about that yet? haha). Having epsom salts gave me a reason to relax and take a hot bath. The eucalyptus and peppermint scent helped to clear up my sinuses and gave my sore muscles some relief. I basically slept for 2 weeks sitting up and my back was killing me. Relaxing in the hot bath with the epsom salt helped relieve that pain. 

I haven't had a ton of time to run, this past week was actually my first week back with 3 runs so far of about 3 miles. My legs are taking some time to get back into the swing of things, so adding in the Epsoak Sport baths has helped me get back in the game by relieving any muscle soreness.

Epsoak Sport shelf life is 6–12 months and you'll want to store in sealed bag or container in a cool, dry place.

There's a scoop in the container, and you add two scoops to a warm running bath. Two scoopfuls of Epsoak Sport is necessary for optimum recovery; anything less and you aren't getting the full detoxifying and restoring benefits of the salt. The container mentions you can use 4 scoops for maximum sports therapy. Want to make the bath even more relaxing? Light some candles and turn off the lights. Enjoy the scents of the salts and candles, and just sink into that bath. Ahhhh...

Don't have a bath tub? No problem. You can still soak your feet in a foot bath or any kind of rubbermaid container large enough for your feet :)

Info from the website:

Pure Epsom Salt is the best post-workout muscle recovery soak for athletes. Epsoak Sport Epsom Salt is a pure mineral compound of Magnesium Sulfate. Our Epsoak Sport Epsom Salts are premium grade making it the best quality for athletes. 

Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths for Athletes:  
  • Decrease sore muscle recovery time
  • Sports injury prevention
  • Detox the body
  • Reduce inflammation

Epsoak Sport Energizing dissolves easily in warm water to create a muscle soak bath not only soak away the sweat, blood, and tears but also the aches, pains, and inflammation after a hard workout or long day on the field. The faster you recover, the quicker you can get back in the gym to train at your peak level. 

High quality essential oils are mixed with our premium Epsom Salt to create the perfect post-workout soak. Eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils are known to have a beneficial effect on muscle soreness and recovery after a long, hard workout. 

Benefits of Eucalyptus Essential Oil:
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Sore muscle recovery
  • Anti-microbial
  • Odor remover

Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil:
  • Boosts energy
  • Relieve sore muscles
  • Anti-microbial
  • Naturally energizing​

6 mile run and 2 mile walk, ended up having some coooold legs.
A hot bath with some Epsoak Sport warmed me back up.

Ingredients: Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Essential Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil. 

We all train hard, why not recover easy? You can save 10% on Epsoak Sport 5lb bags in all scents using code RAVE10. I recommend getting yourself a bag and helping those tired and sore muscles recover.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

illinois marathon new year's day 2017 resolution registration sale

Disclaimer: I received an entry for Illinois Marathon to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

As you might have read, I am registered for the Full I-Challenge at Illinois Marathon weekend April 21–22. That means the 5k on Friday night and the full marathon on Saturday morning. You can read a bit more about why I chose the race here if you like.

A few quick bullet points:
  • Finishes on the U of I football field
  • Not too far of a drive (about 2 hours)
  • Time of year that I was looking for my spring marathon - May can be too hot
  • Other out of state friends running it
  • Marathon finishers get a fleece blanket and medal
  • For completing the Full I-Challenge I'll receive 3 medals
  • Pasta Dinner (not included with registration)

Full Marathon Course Map

They recently revealed the 5k shirt. It's blue (my favorite color). Some details:
"The Campus Sportswear team is rolling on designs and screen printing our 2017 race shirts. They have begun printing thePresence Health 5K Run/Walk shirts. Our designs this year will celebrate the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the University of Illinois. This shirt features Red Grange’s “Galloping Ghost” statue, located on the west exit of Memorial Stadium. The 5K Shirt is printed on an Alo Sport Unisex 100% Polyester Shirt in Sport Royal."

Illinois Marathon is hosting a fun New Year's Day 2017 Resolution Registration Sale. You can register and save $5 with code 'bibravebonus' (does not include Youth Run, but for any other race - 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon, marathon relay, or the I-Challenge (5k + 10k, half marathon, marathon relay, or marathon).

If you register on New Year's Day, you'll be entered into a prize drawing. Four lucky winners will receive:
  • a $75.00 shopping spree in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon race merchandise booth at the health & fitness expo on race weekend
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the Biaggi’s Pasta Feed (total value of each prize package = $107)

On Sunday, January 1, 2017, use code bibravebonus at the end of the registration process to receive a $5.00 discount on the entry and you'll automatically be entered into the drawing for the prize above. The discount is valid until registration closes, however, to be entered into the drawing, you must register on January 1.

Here's a little preview of the course, posted on the Illinois Marathon Facebook page:

Hope to see you there! I wish I was able to register that day - awesome prize package! You guys know I love to buy all the gear at the marathon expos haha.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

rudy project fotonyk sunglasses review

Disclaimer: I received the Rudy Project Fotonyk Sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

I think after all this time, if you happen to be an avid follower/reader of my blog, you know how much I LOVE and NEED sunglasses. Even on cloudy days. I have very sensitive eyes and without sunglasses (and usually a hat or visor), I end up squinting a ton which leads to a major headache (and crows feet). Also my eye doctor always reminds me to wear sunglasses or a hat when I'm outside due to my astigmatism (I think that's why she reminds me, anyway - not that I need reminding since I know my eyes are so sensitive).

Though sick, I was going to run Rudolph Ramble 5k,
but while sleeping I got an email it was cancelled.

Anyway, so I love having different styles of sunglasses so it's not always the same thing day after day in all of those photos I post online haha. The Rudy Project Fotonyk have a ton of frame colors, lense colors, and bumper colors to choose from. I requested the crystal graphite/white with multilaser blue lenses, though also really liked the yellow fluo/black with multilaser orange lenses. They also have photochromic to black lenses (so they transition in different lightning – I know a ton of runners that love this option, and wondered if maybe I should have gone that route too hah). You can even purchase different number colors to swap with whatever frame/lense color you chose, or buy different colored lenses. AND you can get them with prescription lenses. Score.

Running errands.

I was hoping to have them to bring to Mexico with me, but they came during the end of the week when I was gone (delivered Thursday I think and I got home late Friday night). Unfortunately for me, I immediately fell ill when I returned home with a nasty sinus infection. I tend to get them 1–2 times a year, and when they hit they HIT HARD. I had been able to keep them at bay most of the year (and for the marathon which was my main concern). I was so weak and sick I was basically bed ridden for 1.5 weeks, and even now, about 3 weeks later, I still have a cough that makes running too difficult. 

Impossible not to have dog hair on everything haha. Walking on a sunny, cold day.

I did have the chance to take them out for some walks and errands, and the first thing I noticed is hot lightweight they are. After a few minutes I forget I'm even wearing them. That's a big deal for me - I don't want to be bothered by the feeling of wearing sunglasses (they can be tight on the head sometimes which can lead to its own headache). They are extremely comfortable. The nose pads are also adjustable, so you can fit them how you like. The lenses have good coverage, so keeps out the sun well.

Testing out my new 2XU vest and sunglasses on a crazy windy day.
 25 MPH winds, but it was sunny and 53 degrees out (feels like 44) at the
end of December, so had to get out there. 2.5 miles was the longest exercise
I had had in a while. Felt great after eating all the junk food the past few days.

They were very comfortable with my headphones too, which is a bonus because I need my music when I'm out walking or running haha. I use Aftershokz Trekz Titanium, which go over the ear, so I need sunglasses that will sit on top of those comfortably. These passed the test.

The bumpers were great for keeping the wind and dust out of my eyes on the super windy days. I wore them for a walk when the winds were at 25MPH. Usually with that kind of wind my eyes would get teary and often get some kind of dirt or dust in there, which never helps with seeing and can be painful with contacts, but these kept my eyes dry and pain free. And if you decide the bumpers aren't for you, or if you only need them on once in a while, you can easily remove them.

The DBL (distance to lenses) is 17, eye size 66, temple 131, and weight of .97oz, and they are a medium face. They also come with a fabric case to protect the lenses (thank you - I'm a throw in a bag kind of person and often end up with scratched lenses, so a lense protector is awesome to have).

Some other details about the Rudy Project Fotonyk:

Two years of intense research and countless hours of design have culminated in Rudy Project's latest performance sunglasses: the Fotonyk. Featuring an all new 'Lens Bumper' system, the Fotonyk provides enhanced protection to the face during falls or impacts, all while offering a customizable look. The bumpers, which are available in an array of colors, can even be removed to create a half-rim lens with an unobstructed view. In addition to this new technology, air channels are strategically placed at the top of the lens so users can easily manage internal airflow and mitigate fog. The fully adjustable ErgonoseX nosepiece and variety of interchangeable lenses, including the unbreakable and photochromic ImpactX lens, make the Fotonyk an individualized gear piece specific to the wearer's unique style and face shape. The Fotonyk is also available with high-tech prescription solutions such as the brand new Optical Dock, capable of high strength corrections in a sturdy removable platform.

Product Description:

Fotonyk Crystal Graphite / White With Multilaser Blue Lenses
Product Colors: Grey
Lens Colors: Blue
Lens Type: Non Polarized, Neutral Lens
Lens Light Transmission: 20 Percent
Product Size: Medium Face


Interchangeable Lenses
The system of interchangeable lenses called Quick Change is one of the basic technologies of our sport sunglasses. Every sunglass has different ways of fitting and removing the lenses. Quick Change technology enables you to easily and swiftly change out your lenses to manage any light condition.

Adjustable Anti Slip Nosepads

Any good sport sunglass needs an adjustable nosepiece. This gives you the ability to fit the glasses to your exact nose bridge shape and width while keeping the glasses snug on your face during extreme activities. Rudy Project sport models employ one of several types of adjustable nosepiece sysems that are both comfortable and sturdy. Made of either soft antiallergenic silicon or Megol®, they keep the glasses secure on your face and prevent them from sliding down your nose.

Safety Hinges

Safety Project is a unique Rudy Project feature that creates fold-in-hinge without any sharp edges. Designed to minimize injury in case of impact or falls.

RP-D Centered Optics

The optical axis is maintained parallel to the main axis of vision, permitting maximum utilization of lenses with an extensive curvature, while respecting the need of optical quality and visual clarity, and minimizing eye fatigue.

Price for Fotonyk ranges from $149.99–$199.99. Spare lenses range from $64.99–$104.99. Bumper kit is $9.99. RX Optical Dock Fotonyk are $79.99. They often have great deals and sales, so if you are interested in getting these, I'd reccomend signing up for their newsletter and to keep an eye on their website. I know currently you get a free Rudy hat with any order for $75 and there's also a deal where you when you buy a pair of sports sunglasses (Fotonyk included in the list of sunglasses to choose from for this deal) you get a TON of free items worth $500+. When you choose your sunglasses, you then choose your free items from 6 different categories. It's a really sweet deal. Free items include a hat, additional lenses, back pack, Sterling Helmet, t-shirt, and neck cord (+handling & insurance fee of $24.95).

I would definitely recommend the Rudy Project Fotonyk to anyone looking for a great pair of sunglasses that include adjustable nosepiece, interchangeable lenses, photochromic lense options, RX options, and easy to remove bumpers. Once I'm back to running (hopefully this week), I'll edit my post to talk about how they are when running (though I doubt much will change - I'm sure it'll be more spewing of my love for them haha). 

Angie and Mark both tested them in the Midwest winter, so you can check out their reviews if you have some harsh winter conditions to run in as well. Just about any pair of sunglasses will fog up in extremely cold conditions, especially if you happen to use BUFF® to protect your face - the air just goes into the lenses and doesn't give them enough air to stay fog-free, however, if you don't use a BUFF® and remove the bumpers, it allows more air flow and can help with that problem. Just a suggestion if you are having fogging issues. I haven't had that problem yet, but again, I haven't had a chance to get out with them too much yet, and definitely not on the freezing days.

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*from the website