Originally posted by anaphase:
Baby wipes, people! Couple that with low maintenance hair & makeup and eating at your desk (or splitting lunch up into bigger snacks, pre and post run), and it's doable. Maybe not every day, but a few times per week.
Dude! This is my ritual everyday. I'm sure there are co-workers that say "eew" when they find out I just ran 5 miles and I am not showering but I could give a rat's ***. They sat and ate a bag of potato chips while I was running so I am disgusted by that !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|border=0!. So there.
I actually love running during lunch because then I don't have to worry about going out in the earlymornings in the dark or in the evenings when I don't feel like it. I find I am more energetic when I return from my run and my afternoons are great!
I used to do it at my old job without showering, just washing up afterward... but I worked in a super duper casual workplace AND hardly even worked face-to-face with anybody. Most of my colleagues were on the west coast, and I never met clients onsite.
It wasn't possible in the summer -- even I have limits -- but it was a really awesome way to spend lunch the rest of the year. And it was like fitting in a workout without losing any time from my day!
Originally posted by anaphase:
Well, everyone is different. I guess I don't care if I'm red-faced, as long as I don't reek. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!
I have super short hair, and I do turn beet red, but I guess I don't sweat a lot. At least not in the winter. In the summer, I definitely sweat a ton, but then I wouldn't run at noon anyway during those months because it's too hot.
Originally posted by henrydavidhall:
luckily, there is shower at work and a boss who does not know when I am gone. I've done 16 mile runs during "lunch". The Male Pattern Baldness helps with the post-run hair issue.
16 has me beat. My longest during lunch is 12, but my usual is anywhere between 3 and 8. We don't have a shower but they have this thing called deodorant now.
I would love to, but am in the ranks of those who absolutely need a shower. Not just for my hair, but the beet red face and sweaty disposition.
If I had access to a shower (which I've requested a few times), I would go back to having short wash and wear hair so that I wouldn't have to worry about how it looks after a very quick shower.
I work for a cosmetics/fragrance company, and wouldn't even care if I had to spend the afternoon without makeup.
+I would really like to
go out and run during my lunch break at work but I know I would look
like **** upon my return and all the changing of clothes would get
Does it work for anybody?
I've started doing it more and more since my oldest started Kindergarten this year and I drive her to school in the AM before work and I am consequently leaving just that much earlier. With the winter weather, those 5am runs just haven't quite worked out as consistently as I would have thought. I keep my hair buzzed short on the sides and back and not much more on top so that makes things pretty easy. Someone else mentioned wet wipes. Yes they work. I also heard somewhere and have since found it to be true that sweat doesn't smell when it's fresh. It's only when you let it "ferment" for a couple of days that you really start to reak. I've had some weeks lately where I've put in 4 to 6 miles every day of the week. I just make sure I rotate my shirts every day, and wash my pants or shorts every couple of days. I've even gotten by with just rinsing the tech shirts out in the sink, wringing them out and letting them air dry. I bring a towel to dry off, stretch out in my office and do a quick change and I'm good to go. The only drawback is eating at my desk while working to make up the lost time. Everyone says that's a bad way to eat. Well, I guess it's all a trade off...
Running during lunch is perfect for winter days. Yea, you still smell like you just ran, but it beats running when it's 10-15 degrees colder and no sunlight after work.
I like to squeeze in a 7-8 mile easy run at least once a week. When the boss is gone, the mileage goes up...
A few times a week I get about 5K done on the treadmill in our fitness center, I would much rather run further, but in order to get some food, 5K is the limit at my pace.
I run at least 3 times a week at lunch but I do it later, around 3 so that when I get back, I don't have to worry about being sweaty for too much of the day. We don't have a shower but I do use baby wipes and lots of deodarant. The run is refreshing and often relieves the stress of the day and I don't have to worry about trying to get my run in at night.
Absolutely I do. If I didn't I'd never be able to get all my mileage in. Plus it really gives me a boost for the rest of my day. I am lucky that my gym is near my office. I go to the gym change into my running clothes and then out the door I go. (I hate running on treadmills, and do so only when I have no other choice). I run in a neighbor around my gym and then come back and take my shower. no one even knows i'm gone. my co-workers take up to two hour lunches with friends so i have no guilt.
Go for it, you'll feel great.
have to run,
I have never ran during lunch. Don't have enough time to do it. I know someone who runs to and from work. I wouldn't be able to do either because I would have to shower afterwards.