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7/27/14 8:06 P

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The wet hat is a great idea!!! I shall try that next time I run on a hot day. Like, tomorrow:)


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7/27/14 9:42 A

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Not directly related to the question, but I find that wearing a hat helps keep me cool, and soaking it with cold water from the outside faucet before putting it on really help keep me cool.

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7/25/14 7:25 A

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One last thing I'll throw out there. When training for team Ragnar races (ultradistances) or Half Marathons, I've seen and used Camelbac Systems. They're light and can carry any amount of water you might need on long runs,

Maybe this will shed some light as well...
running.competitor.com/2013/06/shoes
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7/24/14 12:51 P

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Thank you all for the info! I love this group!
Yesterday I went to pick up my new running shoes and they had a sale on hydration systems. They mainly had handheld ones and for $15 I bought a small Nathan one - about 10oz. It is small for a longer run, but I figure I will try it out for my 6 milers, and see how that goes. If I hate it, then it is $15 wasted. I bought the little one because I have tiny hands (childish actually), and I think this one will for better than the 22oz one.
It is getting way too hot here. 104F tomorrow (That's 40C Trish emoticon ) Definitely will need one.


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7/24/14 1:48 A

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Hey Janet,
Whenever it is warm outside, I run with a water bottle (change hands every 5 minutes or so. If I am doing a longer run, I use my fuel belt to make sure I take on a 1/2 to a whole litre of liquid for every 10 miles....LOL, that was weird...I used metric and imperial measuring systems in the same sentence. I have stashed water before, and also planned a route that goes past a store where I can buy it...

Hope you have an amazing week:):)

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7/23/14 3:59 P

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Janet, I do mostly short runs, 2-4 miles at most. In the summer, I always carry water. I do sometimes during colder seasons but not always. Drink lots of water ahead of time if you don't carry any with you.


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7/23/14 10:58 A

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Thank you all so much for the advice! I was thinking that 6 miles is too short to carry a hydration system and it is cumbersome, but it is getting too hot outside and wanted to know what you guys do. I will definitely need one if I intend to start running longer in the fall.

I have lots of advice to go through and maybe I can find different options to put on my birthday list emoticon

For now, I will just have to find ways to keep hydrated.

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7/22/14 9:44 P

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I have a fuel belt that holds 4-10 ounce water bottles. They all leak though so I get pretty wet along the way. I have tried gels, they are, um, kinda yucky feeling.


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7/22/14 8:49 P

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I loop every 3-4 miles past my house, and have my water outside so I don't stop for too long. I only trained for one late summer half marathon, and found the conditions more than I wanted. I'll run the spring long distances races, and keep the summer ones to 10k or less.

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7/22/14 4:31 P

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I'm just trying to do a 5K so no experience from me yet. But from the RunsForCookies blog that I read, she uses this Hydraform Handheld Ergo-Lite or belt. Hope this helps:
www.runsforcookies.com/2012/11/handh
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www.runsforcookies.com/2012/03/hydra
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7/22/14 12:25 P

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I don't typically carry any water for runs up to 8 miles. On warm days, I have a handheld water bottle with a strap that's made by Nathan that I use for runs from 8 to 12 miles. For runs 13 miles or longer, I have a two-bottle waist pack that's also made by Nathan, but I really hate it. It's the one with the velcro closure, which bounces a lot because I'm a hippy girl with a narrow waist so it doesn't fit quite right. On runs of 20 miles or longer, I either stash supplies along my route (which is pretty rural, so it's not too hard), or I make my sainted hubby support me with water and food at designated stops along the way. It's nice work if you can get it. :)

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7/22/14 12:00 P

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I have finished 2 half marathons and the gels got me through. This is what I was considering during the summer months.

Fuelbelt Revenge 4 Bottle Belt on Amazon

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7/22/14 11:39 A

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Hi, I have read that some people stash water along their route. This seems like it might be a challenge in some areas.

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I am having difficulties these days with staying hydrated (heat and medical condition). Unfortunately, there is only one water fountain in the area so water availability is limited. I typically run about 6 miles, but want to start an HM training in the future (within a year).

1. Typically when do you use a hydration system? What is the limit of miles when you take it with you?
2. Which kind do you use - handheld/waistbelts/big bottle waist pack? And why?
3. Any recommendations?

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