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Post  Michael Mitchell on Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:35 am

I remember seeing this awhile back. Besides clothing and the CamelBac, are there not items such as a cooling bandana that one puts in the freezer then uses? Just curious. What do you all use?
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Post  Bob on Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:58 am

@Michael Mitchell wrote:What do you all use?



A treadmill with a fan.
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Post  Nick Morris on Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:12 pm

A bottle with water in it...
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Post  Julie on Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:18 pm

A bottle with ice water in it. And sleeveless shirts and thin socks. And 4:45 a.m. runs.
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Post  Michael Mitchell on Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:24 pm

@Bob wrote:
@Michael Mitchell wrote:What do you all use?



A treadmill with a fan.



Got that covered...two actually...LOL
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Post  Michael Mitchell on Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:24 pm

@Nick Morris wrote:A bottle with water in it...



Powerade, but I am thinking of freezing to a slush, then going...
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Post  Jerry on Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:30 pm

Diet Coke.
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Post  Michael Mitchell on Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:34 pm

I was being serious about this...but......sigh...
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Post  Jerry on Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:38 pm

@Michael Mitchell wrote:I was being serious about this...but......sigh...

Serious? You may need to go to the other site. VW is there. lol!
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Post  Jack_Scaff on Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:47 pm

@Jerry wrote:
@Michael Mitchell wrote:I was being serious about this...but......sigh...

Serious? You may need to go to the other site. VW is there. lol!



You're losing it, Jerry - I would have expected you to say that "you get cool by running real fast and getting a BQ" or something.



My response - I run in Tiburon, where it is always comfy.
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Post  Bob on Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:50 pm

I know others have said the best way they have felt the coolest was running with me.
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Post  John Kilpatrick on Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:23 pm

Mike - I don't know if freezing a chamois or towel would help that much - in your neck of the woods I'm sure it would melt in no time and I don't think it would really do anything to cool your body down anyway. I'm guessing our weather is pretty similar and I really don't have an answer other than just. I have sort of gotten used to it, but I don't think it will ever feel good to run in heat indexes of 100+. Except for Sunday mornings, I never run in the mornings, but I'm not running really long or fast either...

Yeah, and what Bob and Jerry said Laughing

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Post  Nick Morris on Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:26 pm

Cooling Aids For Runners Arlwt
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:34 pm

I actually have one of those bandanas somewhere as I used it when I helped crew a friend a couple of years ago when he was training for Badwater, and I have used it for a couple of other hot marathons. It actually has the "beads" that freeze in a pouch that is on the back ofyour neck and then ties in the front. Of course, it is home in Atlanta where I still sometimes use it and not here when I really needed it. I think you can see it in this picture from the Atlanta Marathon back in 2007 when it was 80F at the start (in march!).



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Post  Mike MacLellan on Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:58 pm

Water over the head. Repeat every 5 minutes.
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Post  Michael Mitchell on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:09 pm

@Mike MacLellan wrote:Water over the head. Repeat every 5 minutes.



On a treadmill?.....LOL
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Post  mul21 on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:28 pm

@Michael Mitchell wrote:
@Mike MacLellan wrote:Water over the head. Repeat every 5 minutes.



On a treadmill?.....LOL

Your question is disqualified! There's no need for extra cooling if you're in A/C on a treadmill! Suck it up!

I went through 44 oz. of iced down water and G2 during an 18 miler on the mill on Sunday. That, and lots of towels.
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Post  Michael Mitchell on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:34 pm

[quote="mul21"]
@Michael Mitchell wrote:
@Mike MacLellan wrote:Water over the head. Repeat every 5 minutes.



On a treadmill?.....LOL

Your question is disqualified! There's no need for extra cooling if you're in A/C on a treadmill! Suck it up!

It is 80 DEGREES upstairs, so no I AM not disqualified. I cannot move the A/C down because it is at 76 now. We have been hitting 100 degrees each day, so the effects are the same.
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Post  Jerry on Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:36 pm

@mul21 wrote:
@Michael Mitchell wrote:
@Mike MacLellan wrote:Water over the head. Repeat every 5 minutes.



On a treadmill?.....LOL

Your question is disqualified! There's no need for extra cooling if you're in A/C on a treadmill! Suck it up!

I went through 44 oz. of iced down water and G2 during an 18 miler on the mill on Sunday. That, and lots of towels.

Your answer is disqualified.

In Chicago morning? I would be able to run 18 miles with no water and a long sleeve. lol!
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Post  mul21 on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:22 pm

@Jerry wrote:
@mul21 wrote:
@Michael Mitchell wrote:
@Mike MacLellan wrote:Water over the head. Repeat every 5 minutes.



On a treadmill?.....LOL

Your question is disqualified! There's no need for extra cooling if you're in A/C on a treadmill! Suck it up!

I went through 44 oz. of iced down water and G2 during an 18 miler on the mill on Sunday. That, and lots of towels.

Your answer is disqualified.

In Chicago morning? I would be able to run 18 miles with no water and a long sleeve. lol!

That's great Jerry, but how does that affect me in St. Louis? afro
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Post  Jerry on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:52 pm

@mul21 wrote:
@Jerry wrote:
@mul21 wrote:
@Michael Mitchell wrote:
@Mike MacLellan wrote:Water over the head. Repeat every 5 minutes.



On a treadmill?.....LOL

Your question is disqualified! There's no need for extra cooling if you're in A/C on a treadmill! Suck it up!

I went through 44 oz. of iced down water and G2 during an 18 miler on the mill on Sunday. That, and lots of towels.

Your answer is disqualified.

In Chicago morning? I would be able to run 18 miles with no water and a long sleeve. lol!

That's great Jerry, but how does that affect me in St. Louis? afro

It's certainly uncool to live in St. Louis. lol!
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Post  Liz R on Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:20 pm

Oh, you run on the TM?

What if you wet your clothes and put them in the FREEZER and then wear them? Since you are at home, you can freeze several sets and change every mile.

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Post  Natalie on Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:33 pm

@Michael Mitchell wrote:I remember seeing this awhile back. Besides clothing and the CamelBac, are there not items such as a cooling bandana that one puts in the freezer then uses? Just curious. What do you all use?

A CamelBac keeps you cool? I always assumed it would make your back sweat more.

@Liz R wrote:Oh, you run on the TM?

What if you wet your clothes and put them in the FREEZER and then wear them? Since you are at home, you can freeze several sets and change every mile.

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Post  GregC on Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:53 pm

I usually hire a couple of school aged kids to ride next to me and spritz me with water as I go. And play my theme song.
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Post  Diego on Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:07 pm

@GregC wrote:I usually hire a couple of school aged kids to ride next to me and spritz me with water as I go. And play my theme song.





Theme song? Is that "Another One Bites the Dust"? cat



or "Someone Knock on My Door" , the 3's Company Intro?
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