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Author Topic: How to run midday
Shannon D

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Post How to run midday
on: January 7, 2014, 15:51
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I often read about other runners fitting their training runs in during the day, but I can't quite figure out the logistics of that. I need practical advice on getting in the midday run. I work in an office which is a 30 minute commute from home and my gym. There is no locker room in my workplace. Dress is business casual and I just can't fathom putting my work clothes back on my sweaty body post-run and getting through the afternoon with just a fresh swipe of deodorant. How do other people manage the lunch time run?

Ang J

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Post Re: How to run midday
on: January 11, 2014, 18:21
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People who don't have access to a shower can use baby wipes, or you can wet a washcloth from home and put a couple of drops of body wash on it and stick it in a Ziploc bag. Take a towel to towel off the sweat. It helps if you don't wear full makeup, and have a no-fuss hairstyle - say that day you tie it back/put it in a bun. Powder can help if you need to get drier. Deodorant. I like to take a fresh pair of panties. If your bathroom has a forced-air hand dryer with a movable nozzle you can use that to dry other parts of you, or your hair.

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