Feels like fall!
My recent workout schedule has looked like this:
Friday – Swim 1000 yards
Saturday – 5 Mile Race
Sunday – Rest
Monday – Writing Marathon (AKA couldn’t tear myself away from the computer!)
So this run was my first after two days off, which normally bodes well for speed and ease. However, today’s 4 miler felt like such a drag! I had heavy legs the whole time. At least I had lots of pretty trees and fog to look at. Fall is everywhere!
Just as I was walking out the door, I remembered the grab an extra hair fubby so I could put my hair into a ponytail braid. All the sudden, my hair has been getting soooo tangled if I just leave it in a ponytail. You should’ve seen it after Saturday’s race – it was a rat’s nest. I already have pretty long hair, but maybe it grew an extra centimeter and that pushes it into tangle zone? Who knows.
For triathlons, I prefer a low braided ponytail. I can tuck it into my swim cap, put on a bike helmet over it, and pull on a baseball cap for the run. The braid keeps it from getting too tangled during the lake swim and the transitions.
For road races, I really like high Princess Leia buns…
… Or low braided pigtails with a visor on top.
Clearly – I like headgear. Baseball hats, visors, Bondi bands – love ‘em all and rarely run without them (my bangs get in the way).
But my favorite hair trick of all is the Key Scrunchie! I keep my key on a hair fubby and put it in my hair. It’s super convenient, never falls out, and I don’t have to worry about it jangling around in my pocket. And when I get home, I just undo my hair and slip the hair tie back on my keychain.
So – how do you wear your hair for workouts?
My hairstyle changes depending on the workout at hand. If I’m just running, then a ponytail will do; swimming, biking, or both calls for one French braid. For a triathlon, I always do two French braids. I’m also a huge visor fan. 🙂