Liza Howard

Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.

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How to Make an Ice Bandana for Your Hot Runs

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Wearing an ice bandana during a long run or race when it’s really hot can change your experience from this:

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to this:

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Here’s out to make one for free.  (Assuming you don’t need to buy a $1 bandana or a needle and thread.)  It’ll only take 15-25  minutes depending on when you last threaded a needle.

SUPPLIES

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Step 1: FOLD THE BANDANA IN HALF

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STEP 2: START STITCHING AT THE TIP OF THE TRIANGLE

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STEP 3: USE ANY SIMPLE STITCH

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I  used an overcast stitch here.

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But you can also use a running stitch,

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or any stitch you like that will hold the edges together.

Your stitches don’t need to be this close.  They just need to be close enough to hold ice cubes in.

STEP 4: CONTINUE STITCHING UNTIL YOU’RE ABOUT 6 INCHES FROM THE TOP EDGE.

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STEP 5: STITCH UP THE OPPOSITE SIDE THE SAME WAY.

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THAT’S IT!

NOW IT’S READY FOR ICE.

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You can also wear it in front.

More pictures to come tomorrow when I’m in running clothes.

If sewing scares you and/or you want to support the U.S. National 24 Hour Team, you can order a wonderful pre-made ones from Howard Nippert here: https://www.facebook.com/howard.nippert/media_set?set=a.10206357750320584&type=3

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Comments 8
  • Julie
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    Julie Julie

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    Great post! Thanks, Liza!


    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      Thanks, Julie!


  • Soon-Chul Choi
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    Soon-Chul Choi Soon-Chul Choi

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    Genius! I like Howard’s designs, I will order one today! It will come in handy at Angeles Crest. Thanks for posting 🙂


    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      Excellent! Go 24 Hour Team!!


  • Kerri
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    Kerri Kerri

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    Thanks Liza! I can’t sew anyways so buying a few is a win/win for everyone:)


    • Liza
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      Liza Liza

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      You should think of it as stitches for a laceration — not sewing. 😉


  • Jennifer
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    Jennifer Jennifer

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    thank you for the detailed instructions. I’d love to buy and support the team, too. I don’t have FB, so that link isn’t working for me. Any chance you have a different way to get to that storefront?
    Thanks, again.