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Where do you all put your stinky running gear after you get back from a nice hot run? I sweat PROFUSELY, especially in this damn hot climate of the sunshine state. I have been hanging my stuff on an extra rack in the bathroom to dry, but I'm not liking the smell which lingers. I need to get more wicking stuff, but for now, I'm 50% cotton. But even my sports bra which is wicking is wringing wet by the end.

Just curious if anyone had some clever secret to not stinking up their dwellings.

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I immediately remove them upon returning home and hand them to my wife. They disappear and return several days later without a trace of smell.

She must have a magic wand or something.

Seriously, the wicking stuff works pretty well. I have a rack in my garage to hang the really damp stuff, but otherwise it goes in the first available load of laundry.
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NO NO NO -- you must at least walk thru Talbots in all your glory before you go and strip off those sweaty running clothes. tell them I sent you but please be stinky as all get out when you enter the establishment.

i usually hang the runningbra on a hook in the bathroom until it "chills" out. everything else just goes into the clothes hamper where it stays for all of one day -- i have kids, therefore i wash clothes like a maniac.
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You ain't smelled nuthin til you have 5 thru hikers in your car, fresh off the AT.
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I used to think that I could wear my running clothes through multiple days but when pedestrians behind me starting passing out I figured washing after each use was preferable.

Edited to say that I add 1/2 tsp of powdered bleach to EVERY load of laundry. It removes odor without damaging the fibres.
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I have hooks in the shower. Straight in with my clothes still on. Rinse them and hang on the hooks to dry before they hit the laundry.
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Tell you what works for me. During the hot weather months--which is April to Nov. here--I get into the shower in my running clothes. They do not get any more wet than they already are. Then wring them out and hang em to dry to for a few hours before putting them into my running dirty clothes bag.

This might not work too well with any cotton because it won't dry out in a few hours and would start to mildew. Coolmax has been a true quality of life invention for me.

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my husband kindly puts his in MY sink and miraculously finds them in his drawer.........I'd like you're wife's magic wand.....I sometimes wash his workout clothes twice!!!! He's a VERY heavy sweater
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Jumping in the shower with the clothes ON... I have never thought of that! I've done it by accident, but never thought to do it on purpose. (Left a bra and socks on once.)
I do need to get more Coolmax stuff, or something similar.
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Count another vote on the 'pre-rinse with the shower' on those really sweaty days. I usually turn on the shower and while it's warming up, toss in the drippy duds and then wring them out once I get in.
Frabric-wise though, I can't say I find much difference between cotton or coolmax when it comes to stench. Given, the coolmax dries quicker and doesn't weigh down as much, but I run in both (with 100+ race tshirts, I just about have to). I might even go as far as to say coolmax seems to retain a few stink molecules since I don't dare use the bleach or the dryer, which I have no problem with the cotton tees since 'new replacements' are only a weekend race away, they start out much fresher.
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I put them in the hamper with the rest of my clothes. I'm also a maniac clothes washer so they are not there long.
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There is nothing better than clean laundry. I never wear the same thing twice without washing it. That is my one bad habit environmentally.
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In the summer, I'll leave my running stuff out in the garage to dry out but for normal runs, I'll just hang it on a rack until it drys and then throw it in with the other dirty clothes. We're a family of 5 so nothing stays in the hamper for long.

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Life's easy when you don't smell...
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Mine get thrown in a plastic bag in the locker room until I get home and then I hang them on a clothesline in the back until the Washing Fairy appears and takes them away to clean them. The next thing I know they are back in my drawer!
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