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Dobrobuck Pro 151 posts since
Apr 17, 2011
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May 26, 2011 11:06 AM

Need a way to hydrate

I need to find a way to hydrate now that my runs are getting warmer and longer. Am looking at handheld bottles and a few different "fuel belts". What do you prefer and why? I haven't found much in the way of reviews on these items so I'll ask the peeps who use em. Help please!!





4/30/11 IL Marathon 10K 57:43

5/14/11 Kirby Derby 10K 57:49 3rd place in div

7/4/11 Freedom 5K 28:59

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  • NRDgirl Pro 194 posts since
    Nov 30, 2007
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    1. May 26, 2011 11:08 AM (in response to Dobrobuck)
    Re: Need a way to hydrate

    Thanks for the post. I need some suggestions too.





    PR's

    Atlanta's Finest 5k: August 3, 2013 (26:06; 5K PR)

    Big Peach Sizzler 10k (51:04; 10K PR)

    13.1 Atlanta (My 1st half!): October 2, 2011 (1:46:44)

    Atlanta Marathon Relay (4th leg, 7.2 miles): October 30, 2011 (Team time: 3:44)

    Chicago Marathon (my 1st full!): Oct 7, 2012: 4:19:19

    2013 Highlights/Upcoming:

    Bermuda Triangle Challenge: Jan 18-20, 2013

    Marine Corps Marathon: Oct 27, 2013

    Anthem Richmond Marathon: November 16, 2013


  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
    Nov 20, 2007
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    2. May 26, 2011 11:24 AM (in response to NRDgirl)
    Re: Need a way to hydrate

    I use a fuel belt with 4 bottle holders, I don't need it until about now.  Most of my marathon training is summer and it is hot as H-ll in SENC in Jul, Aug and Sep and that is when most of my long runs are.  I carry some money also to stop at a store on days I need more which happens a good bit in Jul and Aug.  Another thing I do sometimes is place water/sport drinks at locations along my run that helps also.  I enjoy summer with everything but running.  Good luck and happy running!

  • LPARafael Pro 166 posts since
    Sep 13, 2010
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    3. May 26, 2011 1:01 PM (in response to Dobrobuck)
    Re: Need a way to hydrate

    I tried a fuel belt with two bottles on it and didn't like the way the bottles would move around.  I have been running with a handheld bottle in one hand and my iPod in the other to balance things out.  It seems to be working and I am used to it now.  I would switch holding the items in which hand as the bottle is much heavier than the iPod, again to balance things out.  I may try some trail running and I found a camelback to use.  Since I won't be running as fast in the trail the camelback should not move up and down as much to bother me.  Good luck with your search.





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    Tinkerbell Half Marathon - 1/29

    Rock n Roll Pasadena Half marathon - 2/19

    Old Agoura 10K - 3/24

    O2O Half Marathon - 6/3

    City Impact Half Marathon - 6/16

    Channel Islands 10K - 7/4

    Disneyland Half - 9/2

    Marine Corps Marathon - 10/28

  • vanessaruns1 Expert 40 posts since
    Mar 19, 2010
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    4. May 26, 2011 1:23 PM (in response to Dobrobuck)
    Re: Need a way to hydrate

    I think it's different for everyone so you might want to experiment with different things. I'm an ultra runner and I run trails, so fuel belts are horrible for me. They're heavy and I feel weighed down. I HATE the feeling of anything attached to my hips. I use hand-held bottles, or if I'm running long I will run loops between water fountains in my city, loops around my home, or make an "aid station" where I can leave water somewhere and come back to it. This is easy to do on a trail - they're fairly isolated and there's no one around to touch my stuff. I try to run as unencumbered as possible.

     

    Good luck!





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  • skypilot77 Legend 1,077 posts since
    Dec 16, 2009
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    5. May 26, 2011 8:55 PM (in response to Dobrobuck)
    Re: Need a way to hydrate

    I do not carry my water -- I pre-position the water out on the course. I always run and out and back course on my long runs. Thus, the places where I put the water I can get to it twice on the run.





  • Surfing_Vol Legend 848 posts since
    Nov 6, 2007
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    6. May 27, 2011 11:12 AM (in response to Dobrobuck)
    Re: Need a way to hydrate

    Camelback for long trail runs.

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  • stevetpa Amateur 14 posts since
    May 15, 2011
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    7. May 27, 2011 12:20 PM (in response to Dobrobuck)
    Re: Need a way to hydrate

    I have several loop courses measured out in my area, so depending on the heat and distance I want to run, I stop at my car (which is parked along the course) where I have a cooler with water or other drinks.  I only lose 30 seconds or less from my run and start going again promptly.  My longest loop is 3.5 miles and have shorter ones down to 1.5 miles.  I don't like to carry water with me and didn't like the Camel Back when I tried it.

     

    Steve

     

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    Tampa, FL:  May 2011  US Secret Service 5K:  21:28

    Tampa, FL:  May 2011  Miles For Moffitt 5K  22:15

    Boston Marathon:  Apr 2011  3:52:59

    Phoenix RnR Marathon (BQer):  Jan 2010  3:43:56

  • NRDgirl Pro 194 posts since
    Nov 30, 2007
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    8. May 27, 2011 1:12 PM (in response to BOSNPM)
    Re: Need a way to hydrate

    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I don't like running with things in my hand so I'll try the fuel bet. I'll have to get something lightweight, though. I don't want to feel weighed down. I need to run as freely as possible.





    PR's

    Atlanta's Finest 5k: August 3, 2013 (26:06; 5K PR)

    Big Peach Sizzler 10k (51:04; 10K PR)

    13.1 Atlanta (My 1st half!): October 2, 2011 (1:46:44)

    Atlanta Marathon Relay (4th leg, 7.2 miles): October 30, 2011 (Team time: 3:44)

    Chicago Marathon (my 1st full!): Oct 7, 2012: 4:19:19

    2013 Highlights/Upcoming:

    Bermuda Triangle Challenge: Jan 18-20, 2013

    Marine Corps Marathon: Oct 27, 2013

    Anthem Richmond Marathon: November 16, 2013


  • SMARIETTA Legend 302 posts since
    Oct 3, 2009
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    9. May 30, 2011 5:32 AM (in response to Dobrobuck)
    Re: Need a way to hydrate

    last summer( my first as a "real runner")- i used hand held bottles-which worked but were annoying.

    one day on a trail run I saw a guy with a belt that held a bottle sort of at his waist/small of his back-sort of canted to his right- I thought it looked interesting and this spring I found  one and have started using it-- it works great.

     

    It took a couple runs to get it situated and tight enough that it didn't bounce around--------- but in all honesty now it rides wonderfully and you don't even know it's there.

    I take some swallows out of a seperate bottle on the way to the trail-and a couple hits before i start running----and then the 22 ounce bottle is good for about 10 miles- 2-3 good squirts per mile( it's my "reward" when I finish each mile)

    also- I freeze an inch or 2 of whatever fluid i am using in the bottom of the bottle over night- abnd then the morning of my run I fill up the bottle------ that keeps the fluid icy cold most of the run.

    I try to do the long runs very early in the morning (at or before sunrise) down in a valley along a river where it's cooler

    It's a completely different run at 5:30 AM at 64 degrees compared to 10:30 AM and 84 degrees!

    Best wishes,

    stephen

  • Guayquilwriter Legend 511 posts since
    Mar 18, 2011
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    10. May 30, 2011 8:51 AM (in response to Dobrobuck)
    Re: Need a way to hydrate

    I recently bought a belt down here in Ecuador made by a company named Aurik. It has a mesh pocket for money and keys, a slot for a cell phone, and a slot for a waterbottle. A large gatorade bottle fits perfectly in it. The bottle fits right into the small of your back and if the belt is properly fitted there is no jostling. To get anything you can either reach behind you (which is what I do) or slide the belt around to your front to get at everything.

     

    It is a great little design and I love it.





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  • horizonradar Amateur 38 posts since
    Mar 14, 2011
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    11. May 30, 2011 10:02 AM (in response to Dobrobuck)
    Re: Need a way to hydrate

    I use an Amphipod Hydraform Handheld, the 12oz one, gets the job done for me. They have a slightly large one if you need it too, but I can go a while without water. You don't really feel it on, but I do switch it from hand to hand, mostly so I don't get a weird tan line.





    Cheers,

    Matt

  • Irish Mustang Expert 47 posts since
    May 24, 2011
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    12. May 30, 2011 2:22 PM (in response to Dobrobuck)
    Re: Need a way to hydrate

    I would try a 1.5 liter camelback. it will attach to your body snugly and not be cumbersom as a backpack check eastern mountain sports or walmart

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    13. May 30, 2011 4:08 PM (in response to Dobrobuck)
    Re: Need a way to hydrate

    I bought a Nathans hand held and can't bring myself to use. I have a 2 bottle fuel belt and used it the past weekend. the frozen water was making a lot of noise so I just bought this Nathans HPL 20 off of Ebay for 59.99 and free UPS shipping. It has 2 pockets in front to hold ipod or gels will see how it goes.!B7pV0UQBWk~$(KGrHqN,!lkEy+jC1zVuBM0yP5C--!~~_12[1].jpg

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