So I've been planning my outfit for the marathon for quite some time. I knew as soon as I won the YMX tank a few months ago, I wanted to wear it for this special day. At the time, I was also intent on wearing a sparkle skirt. After sewing one for the L.L. Bean 10K in July, I was confident that I would create one for the marathon. Yesterday, I made this little number.
I tried it out on my treadmill tempo run this morning. The run was not great. I was supposed to run 8 miles at marathon pace (8:49), but made it two whole miles before feeling terrible. Then I ran/walked for another 1.75 miles. #runfail
Back to the skirt. I'm not totally sold. I plan on wearing my Tommie Copper compression shorts underneath, but the skirt kind-of spins around as I run and I have a feeling I would be annoyed over 26.2 miles. Also, I'm thinking the pattern color is a bit too much with my shirt and shoes.
What do you think? Should I just go with the compression shorts (black) and go sans skirt? Make another one in a different fabric in a solid color? HELP!