running in the rain

Hello there guys I live in scotland and the weather here has been shocking floods nearly everywhere running was a nightmare today had to stop because the puddle was like a mini ocean lol.

I stepped in the huge puddle is there anway I can dry them and get the damp smell out of them they have been used for a long time and how do you run in these conditions would you run through the puddle or stop 

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  • I live in Scotland too. I would run through the puddle. Put newspaper in your shoes when you get home and put them near a radiator.

  • senidMsenidM ✭✭✭
    Could have told us how his beep test went!



    or is that on another thread somewhere?
  • limperlimper ✭✭✭

    Seriously Asrar, you must NOT step in the puddles. Ever. Don't ask why, just accept the wisdom of your elders and do as you're told.
    No, you yourself cannot dry them and get the damp smell out of them; they are puddles and by definition are wet and smell damp. Or was that another example of your lazy use of written language?

    Snigger.

  • There are some very weird people in this forum. 

    I write this way because I struggle with my grammer I am dyslexic I feel I get bullied on this everytime I post on this forum.

    I have stated on previous posts of this issue I still harassed. I thought people would be nice on here I am a member of so many forums this is the only one I receive problems.

    I only came here to ask advice because I am a noob at running and I thought I would ask you guys buy if you wish for me to leave then simply say

  • literatin wrote (see)

    I live in Scotland too. I would run through the puddle. Put newspaper in your shoes when you get home and put them near a radiator.

    I turn my shoes upside down on the hair does ok but the smell of damp is bad

  • senidM wrote (see)
    Could have told us how his beep test went!

    or is that on another thread somewhere?

    I did not do the beep test I did not pass the written test so did not get a chance I have a resit.

    I look at it this way I can get more time to do my running and book work to study thank you for asking

  • VDOT52VDOT52 ✭✭✭
    do you only post when you get home from the pub?
  • Sorry to hear about the test. That explains a lot.



    Forums are open to everyone - its a huge cross section of the public. Runners aren't nicer than the rest of them.



    They will take the pee out of you - but they do out of everyone really.



    As to the shoes - newspaper and by a radiator. Take out the newspaper after a day or so and the job should be almost done.



    Running through puddles - well thats a judgement call. How do you know whats in the puddle ? I avoid them if I can, but if its a ridiculously wet day and I can see the puddle is shallow - then run through them.



    I'd not go hurtling into puddles willy nilly though.
  • senidMsenidM ✭✭✭
    As Cougie says, this is a public forum, filled with experienced runners, with a well-devloped sense of "Humour", which may not always come across well in the written word.



    So, a thread about puddles;



    some of us are very experienced trail runners, who, when faced with instructions such as "Xriver" do just that. We jump into the river and cross it, hopefully no more than knee deep and we don't fall over. Or we run the Tough Guy, chest deep in freezing water and then have to duck under obstacles.



    From our point of view its an amusing thread from a self-professed Noob, so we reply somewhat with tongue-in-cheek, but its not a serious thread from our point of view, so we don't reply seriously, Sorry.



    And sorry you didn't pass the written test so never took the beep test, best of luck when you try again, as you willl, Im sure.



    But don't take the comments to your (numerous) threads seriously, better than being ignored?
  • DT19DT19 ✭✭✭

    Mate, be really careful with puddles. I was watching this programme about a vicar the other night. She thought she was jumping into a puddle and it was over her headimage

  • We only get 6 days of rain a year, I'd love to run through some puddles!

  • DT19 wrote (see)

    Mate, be really careful with puddles. I was watching this programme about a vicar the other night. She thought she was jumping into a puddle and it was over her headimage

     lol I best be careful lol

  • Dubai runner wrote (see)

    We only get 6 days of rain a year, I'd love to run through some puddles!

    Scotland is known as the country of rain. The weather was really bad winds were crazy and rain was pouring with no end in sight.

  • DT19 wrote (see)

    Mate, be really careful with puddles. I was watching this programme about a vicar the other night. She thought she was jumping into a puddle and it was over her headimage

    Nope. That was a Laurel and Hardy film.

  • Hi Asrar - I live in Carlisle so we have some really good puddles to run through at the moment - we just have to be careful not to stand on objects like cars that might be hidden under the surface.

    Good luck with your retests and I'm sure you have learned to cope with your dyslexia - I think most people find the hardest time is getting through school but perhaps that's when the tests normally end?

    Anyhow we should check - when you say you are a noob does that mean a new runner or is that your dyslexia just throwing in an extra 'o'?image

  • DT19DT19 ✭✭✭

    Peter- It was Vicar of Dibley.

  • VDOT52VDOT52 ✭✭✭
    To be fair it was only 2" deep until she jumped in. Dibley isn't near Cumbria is it? That'd explain the unexpectedly high water levels !
  • Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

    Hi Asrar - I live in Carlisle so we have some really good puddles to run through at the moment - we just have to be careful not to stand on objects like cars that might be hidden under the surface.

    Good luck with your retests and I'm sure you have learned to cope with your dyslexia - I think most people find the hardest time is getting through school but perhaps that's when the tests normally end?

    Anyhow we should check - when you say you are a noob does that mean a new runner or is that your dyslexia just throwing in an extra 'o'?image

    Thank you for the kinds noob means new to running yeah lol. Be careful where you run. I live about 2 hours from you nice to meet a fellow scott

    its been hard I was bullied in college because I was not good at socialising so people took advantage of me even to this day I am reluctant to trust people it takes me time. The past is gone it has made me a stronger person the future is what is important.

  • MrsFMrsF ✭✭✭
    literatin wrote (see)

    I would run through the puddle. Put newspaper in your shoes when you get home and put them near a radiator.

     

    I do the same - I like splashing through puddles and mud image I put newspaper in the shoes and take them inside to dry after the run.

  • T RexT Rex ✭✭✭

    It's best to jump over puddles if you can.  But if you can't you could always take your shoes off to keep them dry?

    I tend not to mind them too much, having done quite a bit of trudging through peat bogs, etc. Unless you have still got a very long way to go because then there is a much greater risk of blistering.  On a training run once, in the night, I was forced to swim across a canal which is a really deep puddle (it was the best route option of the ones available at that point).

    Never dry your shoes on radiators.  It will ruin them.  Keep them upside down on newspaper at ordinary room temperature stuffed with newspaper.  About four changes of newspaper in the shoes should do it (about 24 hours, from soaking wet). The key is to get the process started the moment you get indoors - don't leave them in a heap festering for a day or two before you get round to it.

  • Mmm, I'd be inclined to give the shoes a wash and scrub first, get any cack out of them, and then drain them well prior to stuffing them with balls of newspaper.

    That said, T Rex, I've never needed four "waves" of paper- I take the first lot out after eight hours or so, and replace it with fresh, and then leave that for another eight or so. Then I take the paper out and let it air. It's important to take the insoles and wash them separately, and not replace them until the shoes dry- as they dry a lot better that way.

    I'm trying really hard not to ask how you reach to tie your laces, with those tiny arms, but it's not easy...

     

  • You are on the coach to 5 programme so I would assume you are not out most days and do limited running anyway. So the obvious answer is just to get yourself another pair of cheap trainers to do the job.

    On the subject of newspaper, I have never done this. If its a warm day I leave them outside or put them near the fire then just chuck them on the shoe rack, dry or not.

    If you keep the running going, try to get as many trainers as you can.

    I use my flats for speed work, trail for off road and cushioned for the easy runs. I use the worn trainers for cross fit, the rower or anything other pottering. So I have never had any problems encountering wet shoes.

     

     

  • DT19 wrote (see)

    Peter- It was Vicar of Dibley.

    Blimey, I knew it was derivative, but to steal from Laurel and Hardy!!

  • T RexT Rex ✭✭✭

    Kattefjaes - no, obviously scrub the shoes first and squeeze out as much water as you can.  I find x4 newspaper just right.  Shoes are bone dry afterwards.

    I do yoga so can just about reach my feet ...

    Being an offroad runner I have lots of shoes, trying to find ones that work .

  • I have underfloor heating in the utility room which is really shit for heating the room but brilliant for drying out wet shoes.

  • My trainers stink after a couple of weeks running through the mud and puddles. I'm afraid to put them on the radiator and stink our flat out - I doubt my girlfriend would be very pleased if the whole room smelled of mud.

    Someone at work advised me to just stick them in the washing machine with some towels to buffer them, but I'm sure I've read that it's a bad idea. For now I'm just letting them dry out naturally and trying to keep them away from other civilised beings.

  • SYSTEM-J, assuming that the bacteria making your shoes whiff are similar to the ones that make forgotten and unwashed running tops whiff like death...

    Try washing/scrubbing them (in a bucket, not the washing machine) and then soaking them for a bit in water and distilled vinegar- the clear stuff, that you can get in the supermarket. You don't need a massively strong solution, 50ml in a bucket of water is probably fine (off the top of my head).

    Soak for a bit (say, thirty minutes,) and then rinse well. Don't worry, any residual vinegar smell will soon dissipate, your feet won't smell like a chippy.

    Works like a treat for running tops, at least.

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