- They looked like they got in the way.
- The weight would bother me.
- Would they would bounce while running?
- Do I have a water-muffin top?
- Do I look really lame? You know, serious concerns.
So I decided to visit a few sporting good / running stores to check out what my options were. I knew I wanted to try something, since I have had a few struggles with dehydration on long, hot runs while training.
The first that I tried on was the Nathan Peak Waist Pak.
Next, I decided to try on the Nathan Trail Mix 2.
I decided to try on the FuelBelt Helium Sprint Hand Strap Bottle.
So, I gave up on my search pretty quickly. I knew I really liked the Nathan Peak Waist Pak the best. I went again to try it on and I knew this was what I was looking for. A single bottle that holds 18oz, has a zip pouch to hold some chapstick, tissues (am I the only one who gets a runny nose sometimes?!), energy gels, and band aids - safety first!
I had a really great, successful half marathon! You can read more about it here. Have you tired and loved / hated your hydration pack? Do you have a favorite?