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4/2/13 2:29 P

I have an armband holder that I put my IPOD or IPHONE when I am walking and I try to carry a really small water bottle in my hand

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4/2/13 12:28 P

I have an Armpocket for my phone which I use for music & I have a small water bottle that has a strap & fits the shape of my hand.

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4/2/13 12:24 P

I don't carry my phone, but my husband and I take turns carrying a water bottle on longer runs. I hate carrying it (makes me feel off balanced or something), so I'm looking into getting a belt to hold a water bottle. I also have an ipod shuffle, so it just clips to my pants/shorts.

Edited by: CLRWILLIAMS25 at: 4/2/2013 (12:37)
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4/2/13 11:21 A

I do not carry my phone unless my Garmin GPS is out of battery and I want to track my run. then I just carry it in my hand. For 4 mile or less runs, I do not carry water. I wait to drink until I am done or sometimes find a water fountain. For 5 miles or greater, I carry a water bottle in my hand. I use a skinny small one that fits well in my hand. I have gotten used to carrying something in my hand when I run so I don't find it too uncomfortable.

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4/2/13 9:50 A

if you're going for a long run you could drive the course and leave bottled water at planned points


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4/2/13 6:23 A

I just carry my phone/ipod and I dont take water. I do try and run past schools and parks that have easily accessible water fountains, just in case. When I did take water I just held it, so ipod in one and water in the other


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4/1/13 8:42 P

During the winter months, my iPod goes into the pocket of my fleece. When it's warmer, I don't carry it because I don't have an armband (I might get one though) and if I hold it in my hand, it gets all sweaty and gross. As for the water bottle, I run around my neighborhood so I put it on my porch and stop if I need a drink.

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SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,228
4/1/13 12:01 P

I've never found a water bottle carrying method that was very comfortable for me, and to be honest I would find myself over drinking so I could slow down/pause my run. Now I plan my runs so that they go by water fountains around the time that I usually need water. Or carry cash (in a plastic baggy, so it doesn't get sweated on!) to buy a bottle. Or do a route where I set the bottle at a spot and can loop back to it, similar to the fountain approach.

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4/1/13 11:09 A

I have an armband for my iPod and I do not carry water since I only do 3 miles. I wear a Road ID bracelet incase of an accident of some sort.
They do make runners belts where you can stash stuff.

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3/31/13 9:41 P

I wear a belt similar to this for my phone:

(That's not exactly it, but pretty close.) Some people wear their phones on an armband, but I don't find those comfortable, so I prefer the belt.

If I carry a water bottle, I take this:

Because there's a strap on the bottle, I don't have to hold it, exactly, so it's very easy. And for the distances I've done so far, that's been plenty of water. As I ramp up my training over the next few months and am doing longer distances, I'll probably get a belt that will hold at least two small bottles.

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3/31/13 9:38 P

depends on how long I am running/how hot it is.

right now, since it is not too hot, I use my 10oz handheld and my phone is in a spibelt. The 10oz of water has been enough for up to 20 miles. I don't drink a lot when running in cold weather.

When it's hotter, I'll need to wear my 3x8oz belt, my phonbe doesn't fit in the that point I'll probably just borrow my running partner's phone if I need it.

Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 3/31/2013 (23:26)
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3/31/13 8:52 P


I wear a running vest (Brooks makes one) or I wear a SPIBelt to carry my phone. As for my water--I carry a handheld Amphipod...fits well in my hand

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3/31/13 8:50 P

Perfect dragonchilde! Thanks!

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3/31/13 8:26 P

I use a runner's belt:

I usually just carry my water, I don't have anything for that. I do generally very short runs, so there's no point in carrying a big thing of water, so I rarely need it unless it's REALLY hot.

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3/31/13 8:22 P

How do people tote around their phone and water bottle when running if they are wearing pants with no pockets? i find my iPhone a must when running because I listen to music. I don't usually carry a water bottle but if I started to, where do you put it? Do you carry a small backpack or something?

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