This post will probably come across as trite and insignificant. If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time you know how much the Boston Marathon means to me. Well, the marathon and the jacket. I have wanted that damn jacket for the past 10 years. Sounds silly but it means a lot to me.
After stalking the Adidas website for what seemed like an eternity, the 2012 Boston Marathon jacket was finally unveiled. Honestly, it’s a bit of a letdown. Specifically, the fit and color are disappointing.
Why can’t they just stick with the old blue and yellow jackets? Ya know, the Boston Marathon jacket that everyone recognizes? This year’s color is an awful red-orange and black.
I read on the Runner’s World discussion boards that the jacket runs small. Crap, they weren’t kidding. I normally wear a small but ordered a small and medium to be on the safe side. I took pictures so you can see how ridiculous this is.
Womens Small – It’s way too short and too tight in the neck. I look like I’m wearing doll clothes. And why is it too tight in the neck? My neck is definitely a normal size.
Womens Medium – too wide
So I ordered a mens small to try out. What the hell, right?
Mens Small – perfect length, not too wide, fits in the neck area. But…wait…it’s different than the womens jacket.
I actually like the mens jacket better. Will I look like a jackass wearing the mens version? What would you do?
Side note: I have NO intention of wearing this jacket until after I cross the finish line. That would just be bad luck.
Boston Week 5 Recap
MON: 3 miles easy
TUE: 6 miles speed with 3 x 1-mile repeats
WED: barre class
THU: 7 miles with 5 long hill repeats
SAT: 17.5 miles progression run
SUN: 6.5 miles easy
40 miles total for the week. This was a drop back week. I hope to hit 48 this week and then head into the 50s next week!