|NB 101T, $36 on sale|
|NB Run Short, $18 on sale|
That sounded good to me. I bought the black and blue trimmed pair. When they arrived, I was skeptical. Three inches is very short and I hadn't accurately envisioned that length. They are also tight, kind of like boy shorts and hug my thighs/buttocks. Well, turns out the NB Run Short was Love at First Run. I took them out for a spin and they were magically comfortable, lightweight and there was no chaffing. Despite the significant amount of sweating I do in TX spring weather, they did not get heavy and wick very effectively. Also important, they have a nice pocket in the middle of the back which is big enough to hold a key and/or ID card. I think it was designed to hold an MP3 player, but I always clip mine at my waist. Other snazzy benefits: special silver fibers to reduce odor (they do smell very clean after washing, but they haven't had many wears yet), reflective stripes on the front and back and an ICE strip built into the pocket (you can put emergency information on it).
All in all, a very good purchase if I do say so. I intend to wear them in a 10K road race I am doing tomorrow, which is looking like a warm and sweaty start at 75F and 90% humidity. Yup, that's TX.
A few days ago, I bought a pair of Pro Compression socks for $30 (regular price of $50). I have never tried compression socks before but often get sore calves and have heard they can really speed up recovery if worn between workouts. I am excited to give them a whirl and hopefully won't feel that I wasted my money.