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  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
    Dec 2, 2010
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    1,785. Feb 21, 2011 6:34 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Wow, it looks like Spring has started across many parts of the US. The south and west have thawed. The birds have started their mating and nest building rituals in the forrest around my home. The turkeys have started with some mating calls. Woodpeckers are doing their trunk dances in groups with their distintive calls.  And the penguiins are running!!  It was great reading all the run reports this weekend.

     

    Have any of you any experience running with hydration belts?  I would appreciate learning of your experience including, type of belt #, of bottles, the pace you run, heat/sweating/chafing around the belt, comfort re bouncing, and just the overall comfort of carrying weight around your waist.

     

    Any input would be appreciated.

     

    Good running

    Jack





    Spa5k, 11/04/10, 30:58 2nd place senior

    Peace and Love 5k 3/16/11 29:05 1st place senior

    Toad Suck Daze 5k 30 April 11, 28:29 1st place age group

    2011 Spa 5k 11/19/11 25:55 1st place senior Personal Best, 2nd career

    Looking for a 10 k to run and if that goes well, a HM next spring

    A body at rest tends to stay .... on the couch!

    Jack

  • urun2me Pro 194 posts since
    Jun 7, 2010
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    1,786. Feb 21, 2011 6:45 AM (in response to Liprippa)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Congratulations on your first duathlon! That's great! Have fun un your 5K

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    1,787. Feb 21, 2011 6:51 AM (in response to Liprippa)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Congrats Liprippa! Feels good, doesn't it!! Keep up the good work.

    Marie





    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1


  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    1,788. Feb 21, 2011 6:56 AM (in response to retiredgirl61)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Retired girl, sometimes it is hard for us to accept what is so obvious. I think you got it!

    Marie





    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1


  • urun2me Pro 194 posts since
    Jun 7, 2010
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    1,789. Feb 21, 2011 6:58 AM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Jack, I use a fuel belt with two 8oz flasks and a small zippered  compartment for ID, money or food. I strap it firmly around the waist. Sometimes I keep the bottles in front so they are easier to replace. Sometimes I put the bottles  in the back and just use then on walk breaks. The first few times I used the belt I did have chaffing on my spine, but I think it was because the belt was a little loose. I used gasoline on my spine the next couple of times and never had another problem. There was an adjustment period learning how to ignore something around my waist but I don't even feel or think about it anymore. Now 16oz really isn't that much fluid when the temperature is high. Last summer I found I had to find a place to refill during long runs. I never had a problem getting water, but it was annoying having stop, go inside and fill up. Before this summer arrives I plan to get a four flask belt. OK, I just noticed a typo and an autocorrect problem - I used vaseline on my spine, not gasoline! I'm too lazy this morning to go back and retype. Great day to all!

  • patrick.shields Rookie 4 posts since
    Apr 4, 2009
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    1,790. Feb 21, 2011 7:05 AM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Jack -

     

    It actually depends on what you're comfortable with. There isn't a "correct" type of hydrations system. I've used all typs and I think it depends on how much stuff you want to carry. For example, Fuel Belt has belts that can carry up to - I believe six flasks. From what I have seen, no matter how many flasks there are, they all seem to have a small pouch - big enough to carry matbe to packs of Gu. from my experience with Fuel Belt - and the reason I didn't like it so much - is because most come sized, so you would have to know your waist size. The problem also is that that if you're "robust" like I am, some places may not have your size. But you may also find a "one size fits all". And even this only goes up to a 42 inch waist. The Belt doesn't bounce to much as much as it slides down I found.

     

    Then there's Camelback which goes over the shoulder like a back pack. They come in various sizes and even the smaller ones have tons of room to store stuff.

     

    And lastly, there are hand held ones. Most if not all of these come with a small pouch that can fit a couple of GUs. I have on that I use religiously.

     

    Now the punch line is - again - it depends - I thnk, on how much stuff you want to carry, whether or not you want to change any of your cloths during the race, etc. But keep in mind, any race - especially marathons - worth their salt, is going to have frequent aid stations (every 2-3 miles or so) and they are going to be pretty well stocked.

     

    Hope this helps.

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
    Aug 3, 2010
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    1,791. Feb 21, 2011 7:21 AM (in response to urun2me)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Jack:  I use a one-bottle belt from Amphipod.  It carries around 16 oz and the bottle fits into the small of my back.  My son uses a four-bottle setup because he likes to have both plain water and sports drink, but I go with Gatorade G2.  The belt also has two small zippered pockets for my gels, tissues and drink powder, and I can move the belt around to the front to get a gel and the move it back.  I adjust the belt tight when I start so it doesn't bounce much at all even when it's full.  It loosens up somewhat as I'm going, but since it gets lighter as I drink, I don't notice any more bouncing.  The multi-bottle setups are probably easier to reach because they aren't behind my back, but this works well for me.

     

    Regarding refilling the bottle during hot weather, I plan my long runs so that every few miles I'm going past either my house or our city park with its water fountain and toilets.

     

    urun2me:  I'm glad you fixed the gasoline/vaseline typo.  Otherwise I would have thought you found the miracle chafing remedy.

     

    I've been fighting a head cold for the past week, so no running.  By Saturday, I couldn't stand being cooped up, so I went hiking with a group from my bicycle club (we do hiking/snowshoeing during the winter).  Yesterday I was so congested that I could hardly breathe, but it was worth it just to get outside.





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • Dini A Amateur 18 posts since
    Apr 26, 2009
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    1,792. Feb 21, 2011 7:32 AM (in response to mythic)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Yup yup yup it sure helps...will do some research and get one...

    thanks a million

  • Dini A Amateur 18 posts since
    Apr 26, 2009
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    1,793. Feb 21, 2011 7:33 AM (in response to Liprippa)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    WAY TO GOOOOO!!!

  • Art Davis Pro 112 posts since
    Jan 30, 2008
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    1,794. Feb 21, 2011 7:36 AM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    My first one was a Fuel Belt brand, I really liked it and I used it until I lost so much weight there was no way to make it fit anymore (60 lbs.)

    My new belt I got at Dick's sporting goods and the bottles tend to leak a little more and do not seal as well.

    Both my fuel belt and new one have 4 bottles, seems to balance well and not bounce to much.

    Both have storage pouches for snacks, keys, cell phone etc.

     

    I hope this helps.

     

    Art





    Getting Fit at Fifty

    http://fitatfifty-art.blogspot.com/

  • susanbarron Legend 390 posts since
    Oct 22, 2009
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    1,795. Feb 21, 2011 9:04 AM (in response to flamomof3)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Mary sorry I missed the river run sounds like it was beautiful and finally no rain!!! Sunshine does wonders for the soul...see you next weekend!

     

    CONGRATULATIONS Liprippa sounds like a lot of fun!!

     

    Oh2run- I have lived in Fair Oaks since High School (Del Campo!!) with a couple of breaks...what a small world...As for shoes I started with Brooks Dyad 2009 model then got 2010 model and hated them (to clunky)...so have converted to Nike Pegasus and love them as I too have a wide foot..went up 1/2 size and they're great. I am actually going to buy 2 more pair to take with me so I don't have to worry about not finding them when they are worn out!

     

    had such a nice run yesterday I'm going to take advantage of the weather and fit in a couple miles today...just slow and enjoyable!

    Trying to find an event for march, I would like to find a 10k..so going to find something...there is a 12k April 3rd I'm considering that benefits a scholarship fund set up in memory of a police officer that was killed by a drunk driver...Retiredgirl are you interested?????????

     

    Happy running all!





    October 2009- Started Couch to 5k

    November 2009- Folsom Turkey Trot 5k (W5D3 C25k)

    December 28,2009- finished Couch to 5k

    January 2010- Run for you Health 5k

    April 2010- Zoo Zoom 10k

    June 2010- San Diego Rock n Roll half Marathon

    November 2010- Folsom Turkey Trot 5k

    April 2011- 4 mile Legal Aide Society Run

    upcoming: September 17th 5k Run to Break the Silence

  • runsinmiddleofnowhere Amateur 36 posts since
    Feb 15, 2009
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    1,796. Feb 21, 2011 9:09 AM (in response to Liprippa)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR DUATHLON!!!!!!!!!!!!  Huge accomplishment!





    Completed:

    Spring into Action 5k, 3-20-11, Sparks, NV

    Rock 'n River Marathon, 10k, 5-1-11, Reno, NV

    Paiute Meadows 8k Trail Run, 5-21-11, Susanville, CA

    Bizz Johnson 10k, 10-9-11, Susanville, CA

    Right now just run for the 'zen' of it.....


  • runsinmiddleofnowhere Amateur 36 posts since
    Feb 15, 2009
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    1,797. Feb 21, 2011 9:34 AM (in response to susanbarron)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    SusanBarron, I went to Bella Vista and also moved away off and on over the years...it's a beautiful area...I would much rather be in the valley enjoying your weather than up here!  Thanks for the shoe info and have a great run today!





    Completed:

    Spring into Action 5k, 3-20-11, Sparks, NV

    Rock 'n River Marathon, 10k, 5-1-11, Reno, NV

    Paiute Meadows 8k Trail Run, 5-21-11, Susanville, CA

    Bizz Johnson 10k, 10-9-11, Susanville, CA

    Right now just run for the 'zen' of it.....


  • retiredgirl61 Pro 171 posts since
    Dec 3, 2010
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    1,798. Feb 21, 2011 11:36 AM (in response to susanbarron)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Sorry, Susan -- a 12K in early April is too far too soon for me, although I like the cause and would support it (my son is a Deputy Sheriff).  If you want to run, I'll go with you and cheer you across the finish line!  I am looking towards doing the 10K Zoo Zoom, though.  And, if it turns out that I make miraculous progress and think I can do a 12K by early April, I can always sign up at the last minute.

     

    All the discussion on water bottles is making me thirsty already!





    Retired, but not watching TV much

    Started walking/running 9/2010

    Folsom Turkey Trot 5 K 2010 (walked)

    Valentines Day 4 mile run, 2/12/11 1:00:30

    Starting triathalon training w/coach 3/1/11

    Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure 5K 5/7/11 (walk with friends)

    Tri for Fun Sprint 6/4/11 (2:55)

    Crew for Bike Team, Race Across America 6/16-26/11 (6 days, 16 hr, 7 min)

    Tri for Fun Sprint 7/9/11 (2:46)

    Tri for Fun Sprint 8/7/11 (2:31)

    Luna Bar Women's Tri 9/11/11 (3:17)

    Golden State Sprint Tri 10/9/11 (DNF)

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    1,799. Feb 21, 2011 4:12 PM (in response to SteveBikeRun)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    For long runs, I have a butt pack with a diagonal holder for a 20-24 oz bottle.  In addition I always carry a 16-20 oz water bottle in my hand.  I don't use the butt pack on shorter runs.  For my Feb HM, both bottles were 24 oz, but because it was cool (mid-30'), and I was well hydrated it, it was too much.  However, when it gets warmer (65+), I probably will carry the both large bottles for any 3 hour run (if I don't have a water stop available) because I sweat A LOT.





    Jo Ann C

    Started Walking 7/15/09 Weight = 265#; C25K Grad 11/6/09

    8/30/09 5K (62:42) 262# 10/2/10 5K (37:44) 206# 3/26/11 5K (36:42) PR 202#

    6/19/10 10K (83:47) 208# 3/6/11 UAH 10K (79:18) 200#

    6/27/10 IronGirl, Atlanta Tri S 1/3m/B 18m/R 3m (2:42:10) 207#; 5/15/11 - (2:34:08 200)#

    9/25/10 Women's HM, Nashville (3:27:10) 209#, 11/13/10 Huntsville HM (3:17:27) 203#

    2/13/11 Mercedes HM, B'ham (3:02:02) 203#; 3/19/11 Rocket 10mi (2:13:37) PR

    4/30/11 RnR HM Nashville (3:10:12); 5/15/11 5/30/11 Cotton Row 10K (84:36) ;

    6/11/11 Mt. Mania 15K (2:17:12); 7/16/11 Wet Dog Tri (98:56);

    8/13/11 Mtn Lakes Tri; (2:13:32); 8/28 Rocketman Oly Tri; 9/10 Frantic Frog Tri (1:52:35)

    9/24/11 Womens HM (2:54:28) 195# PR; 10/1 Toray 5K (35:35 PR);

    10/15/11 Liz Hurley 5K (36:24); 10/22 Book-it 10K (74:51 PR) 197#;
    11/12/11 Huntsville HM - Target 2:50

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