We were in Barcelona today and there were super fit fast looking folks everywhere. You see, tomorrow is the Barcelona marathon, and while it does not draw as many runners as the New York or Boston marathon, it was still apparent that something was up.
Some folks looked sturdy, some very very small and very very fast. Some looked happy, most at ease.
There were a lot of them.
What I want to know though is this.
Why do serious runners, the men that is, all have to have their hair shaved off to nearly military lengths. Indeed, possibly shorter. Some of those guys would make moss look wildly extravagant.
I don't get it.
You don't see women doing it. Swimmers tend to shave their heads, but the friction and resistance issue is exponentially different in water. Bicyclists do their legs, which may make them feel fast but which I always assumed had to do with getting cleaned up from road rash.
Runners rarely get road rash on the tops of their heads.
Is it some kind of macho runner thing?