We know how important hydration is for runners to keep cramps and dehydration away, but have you wondered how to stay hydrated during your run?
Some people plant water along their planned route. Depending on how long your run you will most likely find warm, nasty water by the time you get there, as well as run the risk of someone tampering with it.
You can carry a bottle when you run, but that gets old really fast as the water swishes back and forth, over and over again.
To have better control of what you drink during your run, and even conveniently carry multiple bottles to be used for different fluids, you may want to consider a water belt.
Most water belts have a cushion belt for comfort and some sort of convenient pouch for your keys or gel. Most also have multiple bottles and some allow you to add and subtract bottles as you desire, depending on your needs for that day. Multiple bottles allow you to have multiple types of fluid, from enhanced electrolyte water (Nuun), to a mixture of electrolytes and supplements or just plain water to dump on your head to cool down.
Water belts are especially useful when training long distances when you are several miles away from your home and potential hydration.
We carry the Nathan, Fuel Belt, and Amphipod brands of water belts at Complete Runner, and believe me when I say they are pretty cool. If you are interested in learning more about water belts stop by the store and you will wish you would have utilized this convenience gear much sooner.