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3/17/11 4:25 P

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Hey there =)

Good question

And I'm probably the worst to ask actually - BUT - I'm one of those runners that despises feeling bogged down by ANYTHING - ipod that won't clip to me, even a house key...so I saw someone a while back jogging with this cool fanny-pack looking thingie that held a couple water bottles so my hubby found something similar.

Maybe it was just me, but the constant "slush, slush" of that liquid bouncing up and down drove me NUTS! AND...although the holder thingie held the bottle snugly, I was so paranoid the bottle would fall out and one day, sure enough, that's what happened.

I suggest looking around for diff styles. Now, I'm like you - I wait to get home (or to my car) to rehydrate. I don't "do" public drinking fountains, either...eeww

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3/16/11 9:17 P

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if you are running longer than 45 min you should have fuel and water with you. drink about 2+oz every 20 min. they are not the most comfortable but after a while you forget you have it on.
just purchased a camelbak for longer runs since the belt does not hold enough water for anything over 10 miles. hated it the first time out but have not worked the kinks out yet, it will be ok once it is adjusted prior to the run

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3/16/11 1:16 P

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I've picked up some great ideas for when I won't have our jogging stroller for all my storage needs, lol! Right now, I think I'll just leave my son in there until he's 10 or so, so that I have somewhere to keep keys/water bottles/gloves/whatever. I love the mailbox idea. :)

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3/14/11 9:59 A

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I like the water bottles with the hand strap. I had a fuel belt...it was "okay", it kinda slid down below my butt, so I was constantly adjusting it.

I don't carry water at all though, unless I plan to run more than an hour.

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3/7/11 8:12 A

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I just got an Amphipod belt for Christmas and satarateda using it the last few weeks b/c my long runs are now at 10 miles. I LOVE IT!!!! I cannot stand holding anything, and I have done what Laurie does, too , with putting drinks in the mailbox . I didn't think that I'd need as much water/drink while it's cold but for yesterday's run I had 2 bottles were water/gatorade mix and 2 were water. I used all but a tiny bit of gatorade mix.I had lots of energy and didn't get pasty mouth.



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3/6/11 10:54 P

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I use an amphipod belt for long runs - I just can't go without my water at that distance! I like that it also has pouches for my iPod, keys, Gu, etc. And it doesn't jiggle around too much or bother me like some other styles of fuel belts do.

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3/6/11 4:34 P

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Funny story. During my long runs this winter here in western Illinois I would put my GU, water, extra gloves or scarf and anything I may need in our mailbox. I ran my loooong runs in a loop around our neighborhood (yes, I grew very weary with it) and when I needed anything just stop by the mailbox LOL. My neighbors are used to seeing me do strange things like that LOL.

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3/6/11 4:13 P

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I love the goofy belt I got from REI.... carries my cell phone, keys, tissue, lip balm... oh and the water bottle.


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3/6/11 4:11 P

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I run in the Boston area too, but hate the treadmill, so I will do anything to get outdoors!

For shorter runs (3-4 miles) I don't carry water unless it is really hot. In the winter, I can do 5-6 without water. But when I need it, I use a belt that has room for one large water bottle in the small of my back. I'm not crazy about it, but it doesn't bother me either. I hate carrying anything in my hands. On longer runs, I refill at various stops. At some point, I may invest in an amphipod or similar belt, but this one is fine and can carry gu and toilet paper and anything else I need. I bought it at EMS.

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3/6/11 2:12 P

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My hand held bottle velcros around my hand and thumb so it doesn't even feel like I'm carrying it. This is kind of a weird thing that I do but it works perfect for me. I have 2 hand held water bottles. I also have the amphipod fuel belt with the diagonal pouch that holds one water bottle. On my long runs, I put one hand held on my hand and I put the other hand held in my fuel belt pouch. Then when the one on my hand is empty, I just switch it out with the one in the pouch. Always having a bottle on my hand keeps me from having to pull the bottle out of my belt every time I want a drink.

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3/6/11 1:53 P

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I have a handheld also and love it. I did find that with miles longer than 8-9 miles my arm and hand get very tired from carrying it. Mine is a Nathan QuickDraw PINK bottle.

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3/6/11 1:30 P

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I haven't tried the belt but I like my handheld water bottle.

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3/6/11 1:05 P

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I have now used my Amphipod water belt for 2 half marathons and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the ONLY water belt that the waater bottle holster thingies are MOVABEL and you can place the flasks eith vertically or horizontally. You can add pouches too. The belt is wider than those stupid ones that have a clasp for a closure. This one fastens with wide velcro making this thing bounce free. I am telling you...the Amphipod is the best! Youcan see photos of it on my new blog entry and in some photos in my Spark photo album.

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3/6/11 10:59 A

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Hi Michelle, I do have a water bottle and belt however, if you are hydrating enough throughout the day, you should not need water on your run unless it is hot out or you are going for a long run (for me, this is over 6 miles when hot or over 8 miles when it's not hot). About 2 hours before I run, I drink 2 large (16 oz) glasses of water. I may have a few sips just before I run too. I'm sure the others will be able to offer suggestions or tips as well. This is just mine. Good luck!
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3/6/11 10:57 A

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I bought one of those water bottle belts and HATE it. HATE, HATE, HATE it! LOL I think I'm the only one though. Besides the fact that I felt completely ridiculous wearing it, I had to tighten the belt pretty tight to keep it from bouncing and the buckle rubbed raw spots on me. It also fit around my waist which emphasized my belly which was not a good look in running tights. Also, the friction of it rubbing on my clothes seemed to force my pants down and my shirt up. Another not so great look. LOL Another problem - mine had the water bottle in the back (it rested in the small of my back) and it was difficult to get the bottle back into the pouch since I couldn't see it. It also had a zippered pocket for phone/ energy gels.... but again, it was in the back and I couldn't see it to open or close it.

I ended up buying a Spibelt which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE but it only acts as a pocket. I still have to carry my water bottle(s) in my hands.

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3/6/11 10:54 A

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I have a fuel belt that I use for my longer runs. It takes a couple of times to get used to something around the waist but now I hardly notice it. For shorter runs, I have a hand held bottle that straps to the hand. At first, I thought I wouldn't like it, but I love it!

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3/6/11 10:48 A

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I prefer running outside but the Boston keeps me indoors in the winter. The only thing I like about the treadmill is the cupholder for my water bottle haha. Usually when I run outside I wait til I get back to get any water which is no fun! I've seen those water bottle belt things in running stores but they seem a little goofy. Does anyone use one- what do you think?

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