THIS PIECE OF RUNNING/WALKING APPAREL was tested on a half marathon run on a warm-for-Michigan sunny spring day. Not the usual environmental conditions in which I would don a neck gaiter. At first, I pulled it up when I met people on the path coming from the opposite direction and down after they passed. This tactic proved to be too distracting when the path became busy, so I left it up for remainder of the full session.
Clearly, moving continuously and breathing hard for several hours with the Coolnet+ UV protection Buff™ covering my face wasn’t as easy as going without. But I was surprised at how little it bothered me after a while.
I stuck with a familiar brand that hasn't caused irritation after hours of wear in the past. My thought was that the skin of my lower face would ultimately thank me for saving it from the sun exposure of a summer of COVID-19 social distancing.
Various opinions have been put forth regarding the necessity of wearing masks during exercise. My policy is to be prepared to put myself and others at ease during a time when emotions can run high about the dangers of spreading disease.
Compared to efforts made by others dealing with issues related to coronavirus it's not a big deal to put on a summer weight neck gaiter.
RUN & MOVE HAPPY!
NOTE: The stretch of the knit material relaxed the fit too much for my size neck/face. Pinching the back of the upper neck opening and wrapping it with a covered elastic band, like a ponytail, narrowed the opening and allowed it to stay put and up for the run's duration. See the smaller image with the pink hair band.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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