What I wear to work, school, etc: What I wear to run:
Previously I wore my mom/dad’s old varsity sweatshirt and these black sweatpants that have very obvious sweatstains after I run. (Maybe that’s why the word sweat is in the name) and a black hijab.
Now I wear a grey ‘quick-dry’ type running shirt and proper non-sweaty pants. And a black hijab. I would draw it for you here but this box only accepts text.
I still remember your reflective super running outfit!!! 😛
hahaha I’m glad you got “quick-dry” running clothes! It makes a difference, right?
My super-reflective running outfit…. that almost calls for another picture 🙂
This is an old post so I’m not sure if you still run in vibrams. I haven’t met anyone else who runs in virams. I got my first pair last year and this year I did my first marathon in my second pair this May. I have sort of a love hate relationship with my vibrams. I saw this and post and even though I’ve been following your blog for few months now I didn’t notice that you ran in vibrams.
What are your thoughts on vibrams? Can you give me some feedback please, you’ve been running longer then I have so let me know if vibrams are good for speed? I haven’t seen any elite runner run in vibrams. I’m trying to do 5 k under 20. I’m a minute 43 shy from my goal. Anything you can tell me about vibrams, and your experience with them would be greatly appreciated; more details the better.
Keep running, you’re an inspiration and I recommend all my lady friends to your blog who ask me about running, but don’t know how to go about it since they wear hijab and what not.
Thank you! I am inspired by the rising interest in running among both men and women in the Muslim community; it’s exciting to be a part of this movement!
Love/hate sounds about right for Vibrams. I ran in them regularly a couple years ago, until it got too cold, and since then have switched to minimalist shoes with more space for socks, such as the Merrel Pace Glove and the New Balance Minimus. When the weather warmed up again, I found that the Vibrams required too much maintenance: injinji liner socks (expensive and prone to tearing after 5 miles) and routine washing + 12 hours of drying, and they still smell like a biological hazard. So I don’t run in them often anymore, although Vibrams can help to improve form and increase speed by encouraging short and quick strides with a mid-foot strike. Once this form is comfortable, the shoe type becomes less important because you could maintain good form in almost any shoe.
MashaAllah you are fast and close to your goal! A track routine twice a week with short sprints (400M or less) at close to 100% effort could give you the edge to break 20. I’m not sure about track in Ramadan because I usually get thirsty during speed workouts; perhaps right around iftar time? Let me know if you find a time that works well for such high intensity running while fasting!
I like your colourful drawings 😀
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