I would also suggest a fuel belt or some other belt that holds water bottles. I do tire of the extra weight and the sloshing sound, so I will often "stash" water bottles along the route.
Unfortunately, one time on a 20 mile training run, I had stashed a small cooler with gatorade and water at mile 3 (which was also mile 17 on the out and back). When I got there at 17 miles, someone had dumped my water and gatorade bottles out at the base of the tree behind which I had hidden my cooler, and they STOLE MY COOLER!!!
I was just glad they had left the drinks--I was thirsty!! Since then I have left frozen water or gatorade bottles along the route....coolers are expensive!!
| Pounds lost: 138.0