Q. I’ve noticed my run gear is somewhat pungent after a run. Help!
A. Phew! Workout gear can sometimes hold on to a stink due to the buildup of odor-causing bacteria. Try out our Nathan PowerWash — it’s a concentrated detergent that removes the bacteria and the odor. Bonus- it even helps to restore wicking properties of technical fabrics! Another option is to try workout gear made from merino wool (like Smartwool running socks) – it’s naturally antibacterial and is less likely to hold on to odor.
Q. I want to get my partner/friend/teenager to try a 5k. How can I get them interested and what’s a good race to start them off with?
A. The key to getting your loved one interested is to keep it FUN and interesting! Some people think the idea of running 3.1 miles sounds completely crazy – you have to make it seem completely sane. Take them on a nice, easy, 1-2 mile run/walk and while you’re out there, talk about how beautiful the weather is, how pretty the flowers are, how AMAZING they are for being out there with you … butter them up with compliments and positivity! We’re not above bribery either – tell them how amazing the race will be and about all the swag they’ll get. Better yet, sign them up for the Foot Traffic Flat on July 4! It’s a flat, scenic course on Sauvie Island and there will be STRAWBERRIES at the aid stations! We’ll also have really cool medals and strawberry shortcake at the finish, so there’s really no reason NOT to do it, right? Good! We’ll see you and your partner/friend/teenager there!
Thanks Miles! See you next month!