Amazing how much running fashion has changed over the years when this forum started.
White colour compression wear/ tights is becoming more acceptable in mainstream sports. Take this video for example:
"Only then we all can get rid of hatting, mockery and foolish childish behavior..."
Don't get me started on hats
In summer... short shorts.In winter... long tights.
The middle ground, or autumn as it insists on being called, has no business in my running. It is either cold enough for tights or it isn't!
AllNew wrote (see)
Dan - proper LOL at 'Steven and the twins'
Simon Coombes 2 wrote (see)
Tracksters - only for the over 50's
Phew - I'm old enough to be unfashionable!
Can someone please give this new runner bird a dictionary of dress?
Jon Paul 2 wrote (see)
For the marshmallow, old bird.. Diction for dress. dress (drs) v. dressed, dress·ing, dress·es v.tr..... Ya, Running Tights!
So many! Who knew!
Heh - I have running tights and didn't know - but sadly being a short bird they have to be rolled up somewhat which gives the illusion of my having (very) fat ankles - pffft
I shall take scissors to them.
Why thank you - unless, of course, you mean..... nooooo surely not!!
Sorry JP - I think we got lost in cyber translation.
I was refering to the amount of rolled up tights (due to my short legs) material which gave the impression of 'fat ankles'. I don't actually have fat ankles - but if we're talking calf muscles - then blimey - I should play for England as a Prop. I blame all the years of weight-training and power-lifting that I did in the 80s and 90s .....soooo long ago
I wear them on my run unless it is too hot or cold
Unless it's sub zero outside I usually go with the "Apollo Creed" crop top and hotpants combo!
"Come on Stallion!!"
Took me ages to feel comfortable wearing these...but I'll never go back. It actually makes you faster and reduces the amount of things you have to worry about (like chafing).
If anything these days I feel proud to wear them. When I turned up to my first race with them and was making small talk at the start with someone he clearly thought I was going to be one of the top people simply because I had the lycra shorts on.
We all get the odd comment or funny look but I give it right back and think to myself, "I'm part way through a run you couldn't contemplate. You're standing there drinking a Stella and smoking a fag. I know who's winning here."
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