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2012-05-30 5:46 PM

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I fill them up, then I clean them, then I fill them up, then I clean them. Nothing in the ironman training plans takes into account filling or cleaning f@&$ing water bottles. I am going to start counting this as work out time.Just ranting, but the day after my Ironman, I am donating all of my water bottles to good will. Someone who needs them more than me can clean the f@&$ing things.Done. Feel better now.


2012-05-30 6:14 PM
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I just let them get funky and call it a probiotic....
2012-05-30 9:25 PM
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Ah yes. This was the constant state of my sink in IM training!

I have found that if you accidentally let something other than water sit and ferment for awhile, you can pour in a little white vinegar, fill up the rest with water, and let it sit - it's a great way to get rid of the stink. 

2012-05-31 12:30 AM
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Mine go in the dishwasher. No way I'm washing all that by hand.  Training clothes go in the washer, too....on delicate cycle, cold water, tech-specific detergent. And in the dryer, too...on the lowest setting, except my swimsuits hang to dry.  Have not had issue with bottles or clothes in over 10 years.  The shorts that are going to wear out will...no matter if you baby them or not.
2012-05-31 8:11 AM
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On one of my Singapore shopping sprees, I found a brush that's designed for cleaning bike water bottles. Kind of like a toilet brush but smaller. Works great--fill, twist, rinse, drain. No dishwasher here, or clothes dryer, for that matter. I just let my big Polar bottles dry on the cages on the bike. Have tried to keep numbers to six--two big bottles for the bike holder, one extra big bottle for jersey (doubles as my swim bottle during the week), and the three bottles that fit my one bottle and two-bottle hydration packs for running. If you're tired of washing bottles, imagine living in a tropical country where you have to buy drinking water or arrange for it to be delivered. I'm tired of switching out my 20-liter bottles once a week (sometimes more often), and going to the water shop to get more! Every day before a long brick, I have to make sure I have enough water for the workout and after.

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2012-06-23 1:12 AM
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I found Skweet sport bottle wash (http://www.skweetclean.com/) at my local bike shop.  It makes it super easy and quick to clean your bottles.  Just fill your bottle with warm water, add some Skweet, close the bottle, shake and drain.  Done! Smile I definitely recommend it!


2012-06-23 9:21 PM
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lisac957 - 2012-05-30 9:25 PM

Ah yes. This was the constant state of my sink in IM training!

I have found that if you accidentally let something other than water sit and ferment for awhile, you can pour in a little white vinegar, fill up the rest with water, and let it sit - it's a great way to get rid of the stink. 

that's my sink today!

2012-06-24 7:56 AM
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You mean that we are supposed to wash them??  I turn on the hot water, put the bottle under the water and let the hot water run for 3-4 minutes.  They look clean!
2012-06-24 11:12 AM
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bhctri - 2012-06-24 8:56 AM You mean that we are supposed to wash them??  I turn on the hot water, put the bottle under the water and let the hot water run for 3-4 minutes.  They look clean!

x2!

2012-06-24 2:48 PM
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This makes me smile. Thanks. So true. Off to goodwill with the things.
2012-06-24 6:17 PM
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Try IM training with 7 month old.  Between his Infamil formula and my Perpetuem and Perform I feel like all I do is measure, fill and wash.  All hell will break loose if I mix the plastic measuring cups upSurprised

Major BC - 2012-06-24 2:48 PM This makes me smile. Thanks. So true. Off to goodwill with the things.



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