I'm training for a 10-miler in October (I consider myself a new runner because I've been running on and off for the past three years). I've been reading that once you start running for periods longer than an hour, you should take water with you. I'm not very fast - last week Sunday I did my 5-mile run in 57 minutes (I was really thrilled about that though ). So on Sunday, I have to run 6 miles, which will take me over an hour, and I'm wondering if I need to take water with me? If so, what packs do you all recommend? Or can I just hold the water bottle in my hand?
The usual recommendation is to carry fluids on any run an hour or longer.. There are lots of hand-held bottles (12 to 20 oz.) you can use, most have a strap on the side to slip your hand through to hold it. If you prefer not to hold it there are also lots of belts with a holster for a bottle or two. Any of these should be fine for training for a 10-miler.