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erinw410 Rookie 2 posts since
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Mar 6, 2011 7:49 PM

Need... water...

I'm relatively new to running, and the problem I'm having is a desperate and brain-foggying thing called thirst on my long runs! Does anyone have any recommendations for water belts? What works and what doesn't?





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  • LemonaidLucy Legend 332 posts since
    Sep 19, 2010
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    1. Mar 6, 2011 11:17 PM (in response to erinw410)
    Re: Need... water...

    Hi there! I was trying to solve the same problem some time ago. I'd been running with this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rucanor-Fist-Runners-Bottle-Transparent/dp/B001UABXZU but then I found out that for 20 km runs it's not enough anymore. So did some research and ended up with this:

    http://www.raidlight.com/boutique/660-porte-bidon-800-45-----1-bidon-800-ml.html

     

    really happy with it!





    Lucie


    PB 5k (training): 25:32, PB 10K (training): 56:05, PB 20k: 1:55:13, PB half marathon: 2:01:32  

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  • Run4Coffee Pro 143 posts since
    Feb 1, 2011
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    2. Mar 7, 2011 8:07 PM (in response to erinw410)
    Re: Need... water...

    I use this but it also comes in a 4 bottle belt model

     

    NATHAN® SPEED 2 ENERGY BELT :: Carry two 10-ounce ergonomic flasks (included) filled with your choice of nutrition or replacement fluids. The Nathan® Speed 2 Energy Belt hydration system has molded holsters for easy access. Stash pocket for essentials.
    Features & Benefits:
    • Limited-stretch elasticized Velcro®-fastened waistbelt
    • Two 10 ounce (300 mL) nutrition flasks
    • Molded holsters
    • Waterproof pill pocket
    • Power Stretch mesh pocket; interior flat pocket
    • Waterproof I.D./medical emergency card included
    • Three sizes: S 26-32" M 32-36" L 36-42" XL 42-48" available in grey only

     

     

    http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/NTN139/

  • KIP1979 Rookie 1 posts since
    Mar 10, 2011
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    3. Mar 10, 2011 9:29 AM (in response to erinw410)
    Re: Need... water...

    I am a really new runner and I have the same problem.  I am really thristy during a normal day, but when I run I get dry!  Since it's winter I've been on a treadmill and I down a liter of water during a 3 mile run.  I just today signed up to do my first 1/2 and that's the thing I'm most worried about, my thirst!

    Is it realistic to run a half in one of these belts?  Doesn't it make you feel weighted down, or rub the wrong way?

  • LemonaidLucy Legend 332 posts since
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    4. Mar 10, 2011 10:36 AM (in response to KIP1979)
    Re: Need... water...

    If you run a race you shouldn't be worried about this, there're refreshments every 5 km/3 mi (water, sports drinks). But for a training run of the length of a HM you'll have to figure out what's best for you. kI'll soon end up with a hydration backpack because I'm planning to do much longer runs. The belts are good but you should make sure the waistbelt has a stretchy part of some kind which ensures that is stays in place. (ie. the Inov8 doesn't have it, the Raidlight does)





    Lucie


    PB 5k (training): 25:32, PB 10K (training): 56:05, PB 20k: 1:55:13, PB half marathon: 2:01:32  

    4/2/2011 Prague International Half Marathon 2:03:37

    6/04/2011 Silva Nortica Trail Half Marathon 2:14:54

    6/18/2011 Olomouc Half Marathon

    8/14/2011 Zebrak 25K

    Not faster, but farther. Not catch up, but hunt down.

  • PerformanceCoachingLLC Amateur 39 posts since
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    5. Mar 13, 2011 6:45 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    Re: Need... water...

    I chew gum and it helps me with having a dry mouth.  I can only chew certain ones though. 

    For long runs over 13 miles I run with a hydration pack.  I don't really like to carry the extra weight though.

     

    If you can plan your route around places to hydrate that can work too.  I usually plan a route that has a bathroom on it as well.

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    6. Mar 14, 2011 4:57 PM (in response to PerformanceCoachingLLC)
    Re: Need... water...

    I try to drink a lot of water before I run the next day  and I also chew gum the day of my runs.

  • TaterTrotter Rookie 7 posts since
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    7. Mar 14, 2011 8:28 PM (in response to erinw410)
    Re: Need... water...

    I try to make sure I am well hydrated before a longer run.  And I am also a gum chewer, it really helps with dry mouth.





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  • Ecboyd Amateur 15 posts since
    May 16, 2011
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    8. Jun 6, 2011 9:34 AM (in response to erinw410)
    Re: Need... water...

    So if I may, which is the better choice, the littel bottles on your hips or the water pack on your back?

     

    : ) thnaks

  • racebug313 Amateur 25 posts since
    Oct 18, 2010
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    9. Jun 6, 2011 10:27 AM (in response to erinw410)
    Re: Need... water...

    I run with a NATHAN belt on my long runs, which has 3 bottles...  I position it with 2 'reserve' bottles in back and one up front for handy access that are easy to switch while running.  if you get the correctly sized belt, the snugness and elastic keeps it in place well while also not feeling restrictive.  I chew gum to help too.

     

    as for a belt vs back pack, I'd say it's personal preference.  I run in Florida and it is hot enough without something on my back, let alone the added funky tan marks depending on what time I get out there!





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  • LemonaidLucy Legend 332 posts since
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    10. Jun 6, 2011 11:15 AM (in response to Ecboyd)
    Re: Need... water...

    I much prefer the camel on my back. I tried a few waist belts but they give me rush if I tie them in the waist. If I tie them on the hips they keep jumping and as the bottles get empty it keeps coming up. I've heard guys usually don't have this problem because their hips are different, more square. I have the Salomon S-Lab Advanced Skin and it really fits like a second skin.





    Lucie


    PB 5k (training): 25:32, PB 10K (training): 56:05, PB 20k: 1:55:13, PB half marathon: 2:01:32  

    4/2/2011 Prague International Half Marathon 2:03:37

    6/04/2011 Silva Nortica Trail Half Marathon 2:14:54

    6/18/2011 Olomouc Half Marathon

    8/14/2011 Zebrak 25K

    Not faster, but farther. Not catch up, but hunt down.

  • Katie21784 Pro 128 posts since
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    11. Jun 6, 2011 11:26 AM (in response to TaterTrotter)
    Re: Need... water...

    I'm glad to hear several people suggest chewing gum to help with the dry mouth.  I rarely feel like I need more water, but my mouth will get so dry when I'm running that it drives me crazy.  I've thought about carrying a squirt water bottle with me just to be able to squirt a little bit in my mouth whenever it gets dry, but chewing gum would be much easier so I'm definitely going to have to give that a try!





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  • jojo7 Amateur 27 posts since
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    12. Jun 9, 2011 12:13 PM (in response to erinw410)
    Re: Need... water...

    Erin...definitley stay hydrated all the time but for your runs...either get a fuel belt, run with a regular water bottle (like a nestle, poland springs) or plan out your routes in parks and areas where  there are already water stops (or just hide your drinks on your course somewhere). Many people I know just run with a water bottle- it may take getting used to but it works for some! Good luck finding what works for you!





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  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    13. Jun 11, 2011 1:02 PM (in response to Ecboyd)
    Re: Need... water...

    I have the Nathans hand held bottle, 2 bottle fuel belt and just purchased this Nathans HPL 20 off of Ebay it has 2 pockets in front for keys,Gu, phone or I pod..Love It!B7pV0UQBWk~$(KGrHqN,!lkEy+jC1zVuBM0yP5C--!~~_12[1].jpg

  • protometal Pro 124 posts since
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    14. Jun 11, 2011 1:08 PM (in response to flamomof3)
    Re: Need... water...

    I just got an Amphipod hydration belt with 4 - 8 oz. bottles and a pouch for cell phone or other incidentals. Did my first run with it today and like it. Didn't really notice the extra weight (only 3 - 4 lbs) and it didn't feel bouncy or cumbersome.





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