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CamelBak! I have the CamelBak Classic 70oz model, and I use it for every training run over 8 miles. It has completely eliminated the need to hide water bottles in bushes, or circle back around to my house several times for hydration. Does it make me look like an overgrown girl scout carrying a tiny Barbie book bag ... YES! But, I could write a whole review on the benefits of training with a CamelBak.
|Training with my CamelBak as I scale this super-steep treacherous mountain side!|
My problem was this ... of course most races have adequate hydration along the course, but I could NEVER drink a cup of water while running without getting most of it on me, or up my nose. I just never seemed to get enough fluids because of this open top in the cup.
A few months ago, I saw a race on TV where a couple of the runners pinched the paper cup closed at the top and drank from it like a sippie cup. It looked like a simple enough plan. I tried it last weekend in Austin, and SHAZAM!!!! It worked! Pinching the cup closed at the top prevented water/Gatorade from spilling or going up my nose, thus eliminating the need for my CamelBak in a race. It was a modern day miracle!
|See, all the cool kids do it - pinching the top of the cup!|
Here's wishing all your hydration dreams come true!
... be great today!