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6/26/16 11:37 P

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I purchased a Fuelbelt Revenge 4 Bottle Belt on amazon in 2014. I works good. It doesn't move around.

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I recently purchased a "Nathan VaporAir Hydration Pack" for my OCR races. I love it!

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6/26/16 5:26 P

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Yes, there are lots of ways to approach it and definitely depends on climate and just how long your long run is. Water is heavy and I live in a warm climate (Texas). 20 ounces of water (my hand held) will last me an hour at most in the warmer parts of the year, longer in the winter. I was training for marathons, so most of my long runs were well over 2 hours; quite a few were 3 to 4 hours. That's 60 to 80 ounces (4+ pounds). Even with a fuel belt, I'm not willing to strap on more than 2 pounds. I do wear fuel belts in races, but in order to carry my gels, not more water. I mention all this not to suggest my way is right just to highlight some things to think of. To give another example, I tried dropping bottles along the way, but they get really hot where I live. I have chill packs in my car.

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6/26/16 4:59 P

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It will probably be determined by your route. Multiple loops will work if you have the one bottle, fuel belts for non stop. Depending on where you will run, you can stash bottles along the route.

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6/25/16 3:40 P

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I like the hand held bottle with the strap idea.

I will be getting one the next time out at my Running Store. The one I saw had enough room in the handle to carry small items too.

I don't like to wear the belts, just too confining and I don't like the camel back. I have a friend who swears by the camel back, but for me, less is best. I guess that would be a good thing if you run full marathons and ultras..

I was curious about those flip belts.. Has anyone tried that?

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6/25/16 12:42 P

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I prefer a hand-held bottle. One designed to be held, with strap/holder, so that I don't have to constantly grip it. Since my long runs were much longer than one hour, I also needed a way to refill the bottle and refuel. My preference was to design long runs in six mile loops so that I could stop by my car to refill/refuel.

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How do you like to stay hydrated on your long runs?
I'm now reaching the point where the long training sessions are over an hour and I need to take some fluids with me, so I thought I'd how you all like to handle it. Do you keep it simple and carry a water bottle in one hand? Do you get a strap to secure it at your waist? Over your shoulders? There are a variety of solutions. What works best for you?


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