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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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What is everyone using for running? For most of this summer I was running 20 min with 5 min warm up/cool downs. I found I could get by for that without hydration. But now, I'm up to minimum 35 min runs, and it's so hot here I have to hydrate mid run. I've been bringing a water bottle with me but carrying it, which is totally annoying. I don't want a backpack (too hot on my back during the hot summer months here) and I don't want a hand grip bottle either. Looking for a fanny pack type that holds a bottle or two.

Has anyone found one that works great-- minimal bouncing/slipping, bottles don't fall out, etc? Camelback, REI, Nathan, and New Balance make ones I've looked at but the reviews are all over the map. I'm not a huge fan of the pod systems mostly because the bottles aren't insulated and for 90+ degree weather, I need that. I hate drinking hot water
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Works fine, and I only really use it on longer runs over 8 miles. It doesn't flop around too much if you tighten it good around your waist. I'm not too picky though, so take that for what it's worth. It works, and doesn't give me problems.
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That's exactly the sort of setup I'm looking into. Do you find 1 bottle gives you enough water?
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That's exactly the sort of setup I'm looking into. Do you find 1 bottle gives you enough water?
Depends. On normal cooler runs around 8 miles or so, yes. But the lakefront 12 mile runs we have done at 90 degrees and no sun protection, no. I plan on stopping once during those runs to refill at a fountain. No other option though, because I sure don't want to carry 2 huge water bottles, and a Camelbak for running is just dumb IMO. This is perfect for most every situation.
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+1 to Ken's suggestion.

Don't carry a camelbak, that's too much water and the added weight is hard on the knees.

Also, the pack traps a lot of heat.

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The camelbak I was looking at was this, or a similar one that holds two bottles.


I don't want a pack, plus I don't need one. I plan to do no more than a half marathon. Most of my routes go past a gas station at some point where I could fill up with water if I wanted to, but on occasion I do do hour or so runs where I don't pass a place to refill, and down here in this heat, even at night, I need it. I find 16 ounces of water is too little, but I think more than 24 would be overkill.
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I don't use one, but I see a ton of people along the lake with 1 - 4 bottle variations of this style belt...

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I don't use one, but I see a ton of people along the lake with 1 - 4 bottle variations of this style belt...

I use this when I go further than 8 miles ....yeah I feel like Batman...I mean Fatman those day!
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I don't use one, but I see a ton of people along the lake with 1 - 4 bottle variations of this style belt...
Yeah, those are popular but seems to me water in those things would heat up pretty quickly. I guess I could freeze 2-3 and they'd melt by the time I'm ready to drink.
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Nice thing about those little bottles is that you can separate water from mixes like nutrition or gatorade.
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Create a closed loop system. Drink your own sweat.
annnnnnd so begins the meme...







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