After my last post debating whether or not it is a good idea to run shirtless in a race and let it all hang out, I got to thinking some of the reasons mentioned in favor of doing so.
•The fact that no one actually cares that much about you as a stranger and your decision to go topless.
•The whole aspect of feeling more comfortable in the heat- closer to naked on hot days = feel cooler.
•Less clothing= less laundry to do. YAY!!
The last point got me thinking. Is it ok to wear running attire more than one time without washing it first?
For Tuesday's run I wore the same shorts I wore for Mondays run. Is that bad? I mean like I don't think I smelled or anything.
Post 3x1 mile repeats for a total of 6 sweaty, speedy, sticky miles, I don't think I smelled any more like a deli sandwich than had I worn fresh shorts. And the people in the gym weren't complaining about me- so maybe this time it was ok?
If my sports bra, shorts whatever smelled or got too sweaty the day before, then certainly I wouldn't wear them again without washing first.** I just want to avoid doing a whole load of running laundry at the end of the week- 5 shirts, 5 shorts, 5 sports bras + all the regular clothes add up to a lot of stuff!
What do you think?
Should running clothes be washed before the next workout, or can you get an additional wear out of them before they head to the cleaners?
Im going to evaluate the clothes on a "case by case" stink basis this summer.
-Underwear should never be worn more than once without a wash. Just saying.
*They are special Track & Field brand shorts from Brasil (Thanks L!) T&F is like the Brasilian equivalent of Lululemon except way cuter & way more color/style choices- but still just as $$$.
**In the winter I'll wear the same tights-sports bra-base layers multiple times because you don't sweat when it's 20 degrees out, right? Ha