The 'knives' don't bother me unduly (they are thankfully not real!) I am reasonably competent at de-knifing, and even rather enjoy it. Or I did last year when I somehow managed to de-knife a big confident muscly guy (who thought he was going to mince me up) 5 times in a row :-)
But oh 'woe is me', due to time-tabling issues, this year I have to train for 2 days with fitter people and have a running test.
To lift my spirits (and my performance naturally) I have been thinking about investing in some more work-out gear (a) to train in before hand so that I have a outside chance of passing, and (b) to wear to the occasion. And maybe, just maybe if I get some purpose built proper stuff, it would encourage me to train regularly rather than have this ad hoc panic...?
To this end I have been perusing the Sweaty Betty website.
I like the deep waistband, some of these training clothes otherwise have minimal holding-innage.
Ruched workout jacket - £65 (ouch!)
Like the draping in this though. So many workout clothes naturally assume that you want to parade in skin tight lycra.
Finally a tee shirt - I need to invest in a proper workout top, others are terribly hot and sweaty and uncomfortable and ridey-uppy.
And to complete the set - I really like these Bloch 'criss cross sneakers'. Not suitable for heavy duty running. But for indoor work of the nature I have in mind, they are a good price at £38.
Now I just need to decide if I care enough to invest good 'normal clothing' money in this sort of thing!