Wednesday, 4 June 2014

What To Wear? Runners Version - Headgear

I'll be attempting a 12 hour run next week and if all goes well, a 30 hour event in November.

I don't run fast and I don't run far but I do want to try complete at least 50km next week. AT LEAST. My last 50km was in January at Watergate 16-hour, which was held at night. Next week's Back 2 Endurance will be during the day. 

The event starts at 6am and finishes at 6pm and participants will run through the morning, afternoon and evening sun. Why do you think I ran up to noon during training before? I'm not that crazy to do it without a reason! Hahaha

Anyways, I've been grumping over the need to buy a desert cap. Colleagues have been remarking I look darker this week. 
This is a desert cap. I call it "topi askar Jepun" or Japanese solider cap. hur hur
But somebody told me to DIY instead. I just wanted to cover my face and neck, after all... he said. Hmph!
This is what hubby suggested. Using a "tudung bawal". Insaf mak! Muahaha
Cis!
I probably opt for this. A wet towel on my head would be nice to cool down
It's a towel I got from an onsen in Japan. The towel is for us to keep and now instead of using it in an onsen, I use it to wipe sweat off running in KL. LOL
And use this buff I got in my goodie bag during the Butterfly Walk.
Gotta love functional freebies in goodies bag! Butterfly walk had the awesomest goodies bag EVER!

Now, if you excuse me... I need to decide which t-shirt and base layer to wear for next week. LOL

and yeah, gotta think about hydration and fueling too. Running long hours sure require a lot of planning on top of training!

20 comments:

  1. Actually I prefer the towel one, don't know why...I feel like it's more comfortable to wipe off the sweat~~~hehe!!!

    Looking forward to see which t-shirt and base layer you choose to wear lo!!!

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    1. Sweat wise, a cap would have suffice.

      I'm trying to cover up against the 10am-5pm sun with those! Hahaha

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  2. yes, you need to protect yourself from the scorching sun.

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  3. Put on a good sunnies and a big fisherman hat will help too I guess... Luckily last year B2E was not that hot as I expected but who knows, we should prepare for the worse case scenario.

    As the weather nowadays is unpredictable... Normally most of the runners will try to complete as many loops as possible while it's still not that hot and shining bright... Best of luck Sis! ;-D

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    1. Not looking to opt for fisherman cap or sunnies. Both won't cover my face n neck anyway. Lagipun satu keje org pki spek cam ai nk cari sunglasses yg ada power. :-D

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  4. AHHAHAHAHAH epic la tu gambar pakai tudung, but material is also important when having topi jepun. I need this too. Belum ada lagi omg *pingsan. I have Hasuu Tasu in Aug urgh macam mo training trail time malam ni.

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    1. Whoah you're doing Hasu Tasu? So I guess next year can upgrade to TMBT dy lah. :-)

      All the best!

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  5. Hmm, really, topi askar Jepun! ;))

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    1. Or a French desert troop hat too. Lol

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  6. I like the pink colour cap, the colour very sweet...

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    1. That's my favourite race cap :-)

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  7. okay, thank you Mak Glam, i learn something new today.. now that i know this "japanese army cap" has got a proper name called "desert cap", muahahaha!! but i guess more commonly many also knew it by the former name lah..

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    1. LOL

      More syiok to call is topi Jepun. hahaha

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  8. and kelakar giler lah this Mak Glam, muahahaha!! cannot stop laughing seeing the photos above!!

    1st one looks like a makcik kampung going to work in her kebun sayur
    2nd one looks like a "hamsap" japanese army (no discrimination here)
    3rd one looks like errrr... TERRORIST!!! muahahaha~~

    but i like how sporting you are!! awesome.. :p

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    1. LOL

      You understand what I was trying to convey!

      Sayang semut karamel! *muaks*

      hahaha

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  9. i think fishing shop have several type of that cap...
    all the best for 50km run.

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  10. nah...that red mask nicer leh

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    1. That's using a bandana or buff :-)

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