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I died a little inside this week, it was our last big training run and my last chance to try something new, that something was a visor. I am not afraid of going against the grain with my fashion trends and hell I am no snob when it comes to running garb, most of my gear (shoes excepted) is bought from discount racks, but the visor is something I have fought. Heather wears one as do many of my other running idols including Karno (Dean Karnazes), thing is I think they all look like Japanese tourists, this is not a look I covet. I really wanted to wear a cool hat either a poor boy cap or cowboy hat but sadly non of the major sports wear brands have started making these in a technical fabric, watch this space totally a 2012 trend. Admittedly I could have tried a baseball cap, but I seem to have an abnormally big head even with the adjuster at the back it became quickly apparent that one size fits all should read one size fits most.
I guess the important thing, and this really is only a guess here, is whether it did a good job. So sporting my Tokyo chic we hit the trails for a 4 hour jaunt. It made my head bloody hot but it kept the sun off my face and the sweat out of my eyes, so yes it served its purpose.
Will I be at the start line wearing the damn thing? Probably, will this be the biggest sacrifice I have made in order to run this race? Certainly.
R.I.P. Style you will be missed
I invite any and all comments on my new style direction.