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7/6/07 11:59 A

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Good idea about the ice cubes!

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6/27/07 12:06 P

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There are lots of options for carrying water. I have several different types- single bottle holder (I use for short runs),fuel belt (holds 4 small bottles...good if you want a mix of water, gatoraide, etc.), and Camelbak (so far my fav...keeps water cold and easy to drink on the run). All of them clip around the waist and then I clip my ipod to the waist band. If weather is bad, I either out my ipod inside the Camelbak or use an armband. There are lots of options...check out a local running store. They usually have some that you can check out.

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6/27/07 10:39 A

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I love the idea of cold water or ice on your wrists, I'll definitely have to try that. And that peppermint bath sounds awesome!!

I feel like I do sweat more when I drink more water, but it's possible that's just in my mind. As much as I hate it, sweating is a good thing and it's great for your body, so I'm glad I do!

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6/27/07 4:50 A

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I use a camelback for water and attach my iPod to it - leaves both hands free.

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6/27/07 12:48 A

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Jen- I have a case and arm band for my MP3 player. Various companies make them for different models of players. My last run, I carried a bottle of water on the opposite side of where I wear my MP3 player. However, they also make hydration belts that hold the water close to you. See some products at this link: http://www.sportsbasement.com/sdx/H41623.j
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6/27/07 12:34 A

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Okay,

I am a rookie runner, so I curious how one can carry water with them while they are running and still have the MP3 player. emoticon I gotta have my music! I have also wondered how I can bring water along and still not keep both of my hands tied up.

 
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6/26/07 2:13 P

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I'm with Libbe...usually strip off and take a cool/luke warm shower as soon as I get in. Also, lots of water during the run. I just recently bought a Camelbak and I notice that the water stays much cooler keeping me cooler.

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6/26/07 11:44 A

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Be careful about taking a too hot shower too soon after a run. If you jump into a hot shower after a run, the blood vessels near the skin will dilate and your blood pressure can drop so low that your heart cannot push blood to the brain for a few seconds and you will pass out in the shower. Try taking a warm, not hot, shower or waiting awhile after your run to shower. :-)

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6/26/07 11:11 A

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This morning I ran through the sprinklers on the track infield. Industrial strength! I was already soaking wet so I figured a little more wouldn't matter and it cooled me down. I usually run from home back to home so I can just strip off and get into a cool shower when I come home. The higher the humidity the more I sweat so I make sure to have lots of cool water ready when I get home as well as constantly drinking while I'm running.

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6/26/07 10:36 A

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Keener- I read before that the sweating mechanism actually becomes more efficient the more fit a person becomes. So you'll probably notice an increase in the amount of sweat as your body reacts to subtle changes in heat or humidity. As far as the water, I'm not sure how it affects sweat.

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6/26/07 10:00 A

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Thanks for the idea. I noticed last night I was sweating so much more than usual. It was literally dripping off my arms when I was running on the treadmill and then it was dripping off the bottom of my soaking wet ponytail.

I am interested in reading some articles on perspiration and why we sometimes perspire more than other times, even when our workout and workout conditions are the same.

For example, yesterday by the time I'd gone to the gym, I'd had 60 oz water over the course of the day. I drank another 12 oz over the course of my workout and I wonder whether any of that impacts on the amount we sweat.

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6/26/07 9:05 A

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Hmmmmm.... I'll have to try that one. Never heard of it, but living in Florida, most runs are HOT, so I'm willing to try. I'll try it and report back if it works for me.

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6/26/07 8:32 A

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A little trick I read is to run cold water (or maybe ice) over your wrists. This is supposed to cool down the blood in your veins. I have done it a few times and it works pretty well.

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6/26/07 7:39 A

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I take showers that are just warm enough so that the water doesn't feel "cold". Otherwise, I'm still sweating once I get out of the shower - ick! Maybe take a warm shower and finish with a splash of cold at the very end, just to cool off a little more and close pores?

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6/25/07 11:32 P

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I like to take a cool bath in peppermint bubble bath

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6/25/07 11:18 P

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So what's the best way to cool off after a run?

I'm a big sweater and seem to be retaining heat and continuig sweating for hours after I'm done with my run. Is taking a hot shower a good idea(even though it won't be fun) since you are opening your pores and thus letting out the heat?

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