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I wear a running ball cap and tech shirts with sleeves. Much rather have the short sleeves to wipe my face than running sleeveless. You could always carry a hankercheif with you also.
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 11/05/11 - 3:50:19
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The Melt Down (Shelbyville) - 3 5Ks 07/16/11 - 1) 22:59 2) 24:30 3) 24:10
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Indy 500 Training Series 15K 04/09/11 - 1:11:41
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Polar Bear Doubler 3 & 5 Mile 02/19/11 - 3M - 22:00, 5M - 38:10
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Turkey Trot - Noblesville 5K 11/25/10 - 24:00
Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon 11/06/10 - 1:58
A headband is nice but has the side-effect of an unusual tan line.
Hats (ballcap style) are good too, and what I wear. They shade the eyes, as well as cover the head. BUT . . make sure it is well ventilated because it contributes to heat retention. In really hot weather, dumping some water on the hat helps.
There are a number of products on the market for this.
Here's a blog post I wrote about one of them:
Boston Marathon Finisher
If you want to look like a '70's porn start, a headband and wrist bands will do the trick. Personally, I wear a Nike dri-fit featherlite ball cap. It keeps the sweat out of my face keeps the sun out of my face. You don't have to use Nike, loys of companies make them, but make sure it's well ventilated and light weight. I don't even feel mine on my head when I run. I also wear a running belt to carry ID and a cell phone, and I'll tuck a hand towell in it sometimes if I feel like I'm going to need it.
Roufa Runner's Husband
Ball caps alone don't work. I wear an Under Armour ball cap and I still get sweat in my eyes. I will carry a portion of a paper towel in my hand and use it when needed.
Headsweats brand gear works great. You can find it on runningwearhouse.com or at headsweats own website.
"Victory through attrition!"
Charleston Half-Marathon 1/15/2011 -- 1:52:03
The Scream! Half-Marathon 7/16/2011 -- 1:56:00
A bondi band or what i have found to be the best is a dri-fit visor/hat. It keeps all the sweat away and if youre running in the sun it keeps that away too. I have also realized I cannot run in the rain without a visor/hat....so that seems best option!!
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