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This week’s Tuesday Topic: How do you deal with stinky running clothes? You can write about this topic, or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
While I love to run, what I don’t love is dealing with stinky, sweaty running clothes. Unfortunately I can just look at the sun and start sweating so I am usually sweating buckets when I run during the “warm weather” months (not so much in the Winter). I’ve been using the same method for washing my running clothes for the past 2 years and it’s worked well. I’m happy to share those tips with you today!
Wash your running clothes separately
I have a separate laundry bag for my running/workout clothes. No need to funk up the rest of your “regular” clothing by mixing them with your running clothes! In addition to keeping them in a different bag, I also try to do laundry once a week. I feel like the longer you let the clothes sit, the more likely the smell will get embedded into the clothing. Also, I use a different detergent for my running clothes, so it just makes sense to keep it separate.
Use a detergent specifically for workout gear
While you can certainly use regular detergent, I have found that using detergent specifically for workout gear is the best. My top 2 brands are Vapor Fresh and WIN. With these detergents I only have to wash a load of workout gear once. Sometimes with regular detergent I would have to wash the load of clothing twice.
Never put running clothes in the dryer
I always air dry my running clothes on drying racks. Not only can the dryer shrink your clothes, but it can ruin the sweat wicking material of the clothing. Also it can trap in any remaining smell as well. I also like to air dry my clothes because it helps them to maintain their shape as well.
Tell me: How do you clean your running clothes? Do you use special detergent or a natural cleaning remedy?
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