Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Post Run Chills & a #KeepTightGear #GIVEAWAY

Disclaimer: I received products from KeepTight for review & GIVEAWAY purposes.  I was not requested to write a positive review.  All opinions are my own and I have received no monetary compensation for this post.  

Ever since I started running, I have had a problem with post run chills.  Whether it is 100 degrees outside or 35 degrees outside.  More often than not, once I stop sweating, the chills and the shivers take over me.  And I don't get warm unless I have the heater blasting at MAX or I get under a scalding hot shower.

I decided to do a little investigation.  Here are the tips on how to prevent the Post Run Chills from Runner's World (my notes are italicized):

  • Get out of the cold and head indoors quickly after a run. Standing around in the cold talking to your running buddies while wet is a sure way to induce the shivers.  (unfortunately, quite a bit of time is spent post run chatting.  How am I going to get my pictures in??)
     
  • Change into dry, warm layers post-run, including socks and shoes.  Bring a complete change of clothes, a towel to dry off, and a warm, dry hat. Try to change while your body temperature is still elevated (sweating).  (I am not sure how practical this is.  Not only would I have to lay out my clothes the night before, I would have to lay out an extra change of clothes.  YIKES!  The laundry!)
     
  • Drink something warm (tea, soup, broth, etc.) to replenish fluids and help warm from the inside. It’s also a great way to warm your hands.  (How am I going to keep it hot?)
     
  • For those that are sensitive or always cold, consider putting a heat wrap on your lower back for the drive home. Like heat warmers in a car, it helps to keep you warm while driving home in a cold car.  (Lucky my car has seat warmers!)
     
But what exactly causes the post run chills?  There is a super scientific explanation here.  Essentially, here is what I think is the reason.  When you run, your body warms up.  When you stop, your sweat starts to cool down.  When that thermostat kicks in, it may go into overdrive in cooling your body down and may end up over regulating.  Get it?  I don't and I don't have an answer to stop this phenomenon because as I stated above, I am NOT bringing a change of clothes!  

So what do I do?  I bring a warm hug!  AKA a KeepTight Iron Fleece Performance Cloak.  


From their website: This next-level action hoodie allows your upper body to remain cool and flowing in the roughest training conditions thanks to its IronFleece build (95% Polyester, 5% Elastane). Sleeve thumb-holes allow you to go for those pull-ups and sparring sessions without any unwanted roll-ups.
Key Specs:
-  Custom IronFleece fabric built for power and endurance.
-  Contrasting angled seams provide maximum range of motion.
-  Internal headphone grommets.
-  Long sleeves with thumb-holes to prevent unwanted roll-ups.
-  Comfortable, yet fitted to impress.
-  Highly-durable build. Ideal for layering.

But to me, this hoodie is like a warm hug!  This IronFleece stuff feels like someone has wrapped you in a cozy embrace.  It is super warm which is good for thin blooded San Diego girls like me and GREAT for my awesome friends in Maine, MN and everywhere else in between!


It comes in grey and pink and black and pink.  


This is no thin cheap material.  This is iron tough.  


Since I got it, I haven't stopped wearing it!  I wear it everywhere.  I even wore it to Souplantation the other day.  It is Hug To Go jacket.

The super awesome people at KeepTight are letting one of you win your own Performance Cloak!


You know the drill.  Enter on the Rafflecopter Widget!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 1/27/2015 to 2/2/15 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via the Rafflecopter widget.  Open to Residents of the US 18 years of age or older.  Must have a non P.O. Box mailing address.  Winner must have a valid email address.
Winner will notified via email (if available) and/or blog post, and will have 48 business hours to claim prize.  If original winner does not claim prize within 48 business hours an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
Contestants must enter on the Rafflecopter widget in order to win.
All winning entries will be verified. If a winning entry cannot be verified as completed, a new winner will be drawn.  Winner will be provided the prize directly from KEEPTIGHT.  Substitutions unlikely but may apply.  SD Mom not responsible for failure of sponsor to deliver product.


So do you get the post run chills?  What do you do about them?  

As always, I wish you Happy Feet (and Good Luck!), 
SD Mom

105 comments:

  1. After my long runs, I immediately jump in the shower. If I stay in the wet/sweaty clothes, the my post run chills are really bad!

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  2. I do get post run chills and I usually take a hot shower and have a cup of coffee. :)

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  3. yes I do, but its so hard to convince myself to go straight to shower after a long run

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  4. I do get the post run chills. Getting out of my cold sweaty clothes usually helps! That jacket looks awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I hate the post run chills! If I'm racing, I always make sure to put warm clothes in my checked bag to put on right after I finish. If I'm training, then I make sure that I get home quickly after running and get into a nice warm shower to help me warm up.

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  6. I always take a hot shower after running but I also put on sweats if I'm not going home right away.

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  7. I'm not a runner, so no chills here...but I love me some yoga, and it would be awesome to practice outside in Chiberia...errr....Chicago.

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  8. I always get cold after a race! I check a bag with a sweatshirt, no matter what! If it's a cooler day I start with a layer around my race that I put on IMMEDIATELY!

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  9. First of all - I am ALWAYS cold. If the temp is 74 degrees or lower, I am piling on the layers. For post run chills, I keep a cozy blanket (or a very large towel) in my Jeep. Am intrigued by this jacket. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. ~DB (Monica)

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  10. I always get chills! Hot shower followed by bundling in wool socks and a fleece blanket.

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  11. Yes, I always get chills! I try to get out of my sweaty clothes immediately after getting home. This jacket looks great!

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  12. I only get the chills if I race/run hard and am sweaty on cool rays... which I guess is alot because I live in Chicago. I need this fleece! Seriously... it is cold here! I need a hug, too!

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  13. Sometimes I get them, but usually only after long hard runs over 8 miles, I just bundle up and try to rehydrate/refuel, warm soup helps a lot!

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  14. I get the chills after running so I jus put on a long sleeve running shirt to keep warm. If I worked up a pretty good sweat I usually just change my clothes. The fleece looks warm and cozy.

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  15. I am literally freezing after all my runs! I always jump in the hot shower to get warm :)

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  16. I get the post run chills. I usually jus put on a long sleeve shirt or if I work up a good sweat I change my clothes.

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  17. I get the post-workout chills! The trouble is I have to fit my workout in between work and my daughter's activities so I stay in my sweaty gear way too long. That jacket looks like a great solution!

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  18. I need to jump in a hot shower right after I run it I freeeze! If I can't I need to change out of sweaty clothes pronto!

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  19. I take a shower right after my run. Also, I make sure to put on layers afterwards so I can remove them as I warm up.

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  20. I get all shivery on my cooldown walk! I need a Keep Tight fleece.

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  21. Have you tried using a HydroFlask bottle to keep a hot drink hot? My running buddy got one this summer (to keep water cold for after our runs) and I just got one for Christmas. Took some hot chocolate along while we went sledding and it was still piping hot when we were done!

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  22. I really don't like post run chills!

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  23. I only get the chills when I stand around and chat or stop to snap pics, like you said :)
    Usually I get home and put on a fleece, stretch, and jump in a hot shower. Unless it's a Sunday long run, in which case food comes first!

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  24. I get this too! If I can, I will get in a hot shower as quickly as possible. Sometimes I'm so cold that when I get out I'm shivering all over again! If I can't get in the shower right away (my husband is in it) I will change out of my sweaty clothes and jump back into my pjs! Oh and a hot cup of coffee is a must.

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  25. I do get post run chills. I always take a really hot bath or shower to warm up. This last Sunday, I actually did pack a shirt to change into after my half. I was sooo glad I did!

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  26. I live in New England so post-run chills become the normal especially around this time , doesn't mean they're fun though! I always make sure I have hand hotpacks around when I'm racing. Then once I'm home its straight to the shower and keep the drain closed so the water keeps me feet warm

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  27. When training last year for my half marathon, I ended up getting the chills while running. It would hit me around mile 8 and happened often. My training partner told me the "science" reason behind this, but I don't understand all of that. I worked through it after a few more miles :)

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  28. I DO get post run chills, so I turn up the furnace and jump into a warm shower as soon as possible. Also, a cup of coffee after my shower always helps take away the chill. :)

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  29. It depends. Sometimes if I do not drink enough water I do. Other than that, I try to keep hydrated because NOBODY likes chills!!

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  30. I get a post run crash too but it is often due to low blood sugar. I get the chills and nausea. Ick! I hope this new jacket works for you. Maybe I will get the chance to give it a try too!

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  31. I certainly do get the chills in the winter! I just can't seem to warm up! A hot shower, and/or new warm, comfy clothes seem to help... :)

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  32. Since running is about the only time I have to catch up with friends, we often stand around after a run to finish our conversations. (So we may be a bit chatty.) As soon as I get home, it's grab a cup of coffee that has already been brewed and jump into a hot shower!

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  33. I do, and I usually take a nice shower. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

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  34. Changing into dry layers is a must, and sometimes a hot shower is the only solution!

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  35. I do get the chills. I try to get home as quickly as possible and get in a hot shower. Getting the wet clothes off helps too

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  36. Unfortunately (or fortunately? :) ), I sweat a lot. So I have struggled with this. Especially having a little one, after my workouts, I'm not always capable of showering immediately. Love the idea of this rad fleece! Thanks for another awesome giveaway! Blessings.

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  37. I always head straight to the shower, so I've never really had any bad chills. I also don't run outside during most of Jan. and Feb. because it's just too cold, snowy and icy.

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  38. Once I start running, I am fine! I just need to dress warm and I am good to go!

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  39. always! i usually hang out by my heater and stretch before showering.

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  40. If I don't change my sports bra and short, I get sooooo cold! I layer up post run/workout in dry clothes

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  41. I lovelovelove KEEPTIGHT! :] As a person originally from CA (the northern end, but still) , I'm a total wimp when it comes to the cold, so this would be glorious for when I'm making my mad dash outside between buildings and all that good stuff!

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  42. No, I've never had that issue.

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  43. I do get the post run chills! I usually bring a jacket and long pants to slip on over my workout clothes.

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  44. I do get post-run chills! If I have to drive to my running trail I do bring an extra layer of clothes - for example, I'll bring an extra sports bra and cotton t shirt and a hoodie. I don't usually need to change into dry pants unless it's raining. I just change in my car under a blanket and I feel a lot better until I can get into a hot shower!

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  45. I usually have to warm up with hot tea or soup, and I really pile on the layers if possible.

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  46. No chills. I do take a shower after.

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  47. I get so hot when I run, I CAN get the chills. I love having a nice warm big jacket handy too, cuz yeah, who can change clothes. GREAT giveaway! Thanks

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  48. Yes I always get the chills. Carry a lap blanket in the car to warm up.

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  49. I do not get the chills but would love the hoodie for my wife

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  50. Um..... I live in Maine. I live in constant chills! LOL. But seriously, yes. I have to take a piping hot shower to warm up. I also have issues with Reynauds were my fingers turn white and go numb....hot showers take care of that too. I NEED THAT JACKET!!!

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  51. Yes! I just got them yesterday after an outdoor run in 32 degrees!

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  52. I do get the chills!! I normally take a shower!

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  53. Oh my gosh I thought this only happened to me! I hit a hot shower then bundle up in a sweatshirt!

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  54. I usually have to tear off all my clothes once I get inside after a run, but once I get cooled down, a warm sweatshirt hits the spot!

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  55. Here in New England where it's cold half the time, I get chills after running quite a bit. I typically like to run in a sweatshirt for extra warmth even though it may be uncomfortable.

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  56. The last time I went out for a super cold run, I drove straight to Wawa for hot chicken noodle soup to eat in my car. Mmmmmm!

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  57. I cry about the cold weather and then I turn my car heat way up when driving home from a run. :)

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  58. I do get post run chills and head straight for a warm shower.

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  59. I do get post run chills, brrr! Nothing feels better than a bath and wrapping up in a blanket after a long run, except maybe this hoodie!!!

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  60. Yes, post run chills here too. A hot shower and cup of tea, and I'm usually all set!

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  61. I come inside and take all my cold running clothes off. I wait a bit to shower because otherwise the hot yours cold as it hits my cold skin.

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  62. I get the chills too! I didn't know it was a thing! I usually just take a really hot shower for them.

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  63. I do get the post run chills and always head straight for a hot shower.

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  64. I always get the post run chills! Even when it's hot out! I usually have a shirt or sleeves handy. Lately I've been wearing long sleeves.

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  65. Sometimes I get post run chills, other times no. If it is cold outside, I'm particularly likely to get the chills. (The Disney World 5k was especially tough, since Disney didn't have heat sheets and I hadn't packed for cold weather.) Immediately I try to add layers or grab a heat sheet, and if possible put on dry clothes (especially a hat).

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  66. I don't get the chills. I actually tend to overheat so when it's cold outside, it's nice to relax a bit and cool down before returning inside. Everyone is different, for sure.

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  67. I never get post run chills. I'm not sure why.

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  68. I always get post run chills. I wipe my skin down with cleaning cloths. I take off my shoes and wet socks. I put on flip flops & a tunic or jacket of some kind.

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  69. I have never gotten post chill runs. Does that mean I'm lucky?

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  70. I have never gotten post run chills. Does that mean I'm lucky?

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  71. I definitely get them! I'm glad this is an actual thing, I just thought it was me. I try to take a hot bath after a run.

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  72. I do get the post run chills. I try to get indoors asap and take off my sweaty clothes.

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  73. Only if I do a very long distance which hasn't happened in a while.

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  74. When it is cool outside I get chills also and I love getting into a hot shower right after getting home. If I am out I love to turn up my cars heated seats and get comfortable. I don't usually have problems in the summer unless I have become dehydrated.

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  75. I definitely get the post-run chills in the winter! If I'm running near the Y, I'll finish my run with a trip to the hot tub or sauna. If I'm near my house, I'll immediately hop into a hot shower. Otherwise, I blast the heat in my car.

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  76. Try to take a Shower right away!! The sweatshirt looks awesome!

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  77. I get out of the cold and head indoors quickly after a run. Standing around in the cold talking to your running buddies while wet is a sure way to induce the shivers.

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  78. I have only gotten it a few times but I jump in the shower right after.

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  79. I get chilly on my cool down and wear a sweatshirt around my waist for later.

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  80. I don't run, but backpack. When I sit down to break/rest, I do get chills. But being out in the woods, I either put on my coat or crawl in my tent.

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  81. I usually almost always get them. I usually just take a hot shower to warm up.
    Brittney House

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  82. I've been running outside in the cold more than ever and would love this! Thanks for the chance to win it. :)

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  83. I don't get post-run chills, but would still love to have this great prize.

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  84. I walk, I don't run. Usually I'm warmer after.

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  85. i take a shower than i bundle up very well

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  86. Sometimes I do. I take a hot shower afterwards to warm up.

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  87. Yes I do. I turn up the heat and take a hot bath. Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  88. SOmetimes and a nice warm shower cures it

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  89. Yes I do. I usually take a hot shower and pile on some layers when I get out.

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  90. I do get the chills. I usually take a hot shower right away.

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  91. I get the post run chills if I sweat too much an d don't dry off before I cool down. I try to wear moisture wicking clothes to help.

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  92. I get them once in a while. I usually change clothes and it helps. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  93. get out of the damp clothes and just drink water

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  94. I do! I get cold very easily and it's so hard too warm up!

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  95. Thank You for the giveaway…my wife hits the shower after her run, especially during the winter.

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  96. When I get tons of run chills then I will get shower and come out very fresh

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