Christy does what I used to do when I lived in breezy San Francisco and had a clothesline: "Wind wash! My theory is that any smell blows off, so I leave it all hanging outside all summer. P.S.: I run alone."
Dondria gets a second wearing out of her tops: "I NEVER re-wear the bottoms...the neighborhood cats would chase after the sweaty fish smell trail I leave behind. Just saying."
On the flipside is Alison: "Shorts are the only items I could consider re-wearing, but that would be a desperate situation."
It's situational for Sue: "I usually run alone, so I may wear again if it's not too rank. If I'm running at the gym, I always wear fresh duds though."
Sara feels strongly about the whole reuse/recycle concept when it comes to clothes: "Eww, no re-wearing! Mine don't get smelly, but they get stiff enough they could take themselves out for a run!'
Perhaps Kimberly is related to Sara: "I'm a stinky, sweaty mess after even a short summer run... Everything must be washed!"
At the other end of the sweat-spectrum is Jennifer: "I'm not a big sweater.... So I do air dry and wear at least twice."
Resourceful Julie reports: "I throw mine in the bottom of my tub while I shower and then hang it to dry. If it doesn't smell to bad once dry I will use it again, if not I throw in the wash pile."
Saving perhaps the best for last is this detailed retort from Gina: "OMG, are you kiddin?. Here in humid S.C., my run wear is DRIPPING when I'm done. Absolutely must be washed--no question. It's so disgusting that I hang it on the porch out back to dry. Then all my dry but dirty wear has its separate hamper. I wash that separate stinky-ass load by itself with Tide sport, no fabric softener, extra rinse, and hang it on a drying rack--no dryer. I consider myself a BAMR but not badass enough to wear any of those sweaty smelly clothes without washing!"
Wash, wear, whatever: I suspect we'd all love a new summer running outfit to postpone the urgency of laundry by at least a day. Saucony to the rescue! One mother runner will win a Saucony Premium Tech Tank, which Dimity asserts, "is so lightweight, I forget I have it on." To pair with that sweat-wicker is a pair of Saucony Impulse Print Short, this summer's go-to short for both Dimity and me. The wide, knit waistband--with a continuous drawcord and zippered pocket just roomy enough for an iPhone--is incredo-comfortable and flattering, as is the shorts' 4" inseam.
To enter this sweet-not-sweaty giveaway, tell us how you deal with your workout wear, post-run. No judgment: Just share whether you wash after every sweat-session or if you get a second (or third or fourth...) wearing before putting your duds in some suds. Click on the Comments link below this post on our website and (over)share how you care for your running apparel for your chance to win a summer running outfit from Saucony.
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of United States and Canada. It begins on 6/25/14 and ends on 7/1/14; the winner will be announced on 7/5/14. One entry per person. The value of the prize is $93. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.