Hydration on the Run

Hydration on the Run

Last weekend I set out for the Sport Skirt #Skirt13er (13.1 miles) with plenty of Pocketfuel to keep me going and a water bottle full of NUUN to keep my hydrated.  

The temps were a perfect 60 something degrees with a light breeze when I started and all was going pretty well.  I was enjoying the views, breathing in the fresh air and taking sips of my NUUN as needed.  

Hydration on the Run

Then, it got hot.  Like, all the sudden.  I started to become dehydrated, I drank some more then some more and by mile 8, I was out of water. The last 5 miles were a little bit torturous, I even contemplated stopping at some random house along my isolated country route to ask for some water but then thought better of it.

Thirsty gif

By the time I (finally) arrived home, I vowed to figure out a hydration solution- I refused to be stuck in the middle of the country dying of thirst ever again. I will be marathon training, after all and 13.1 miles is only the beginning of even longer long runs.

Right now I am currently using an Orange Mud Handheld Bottle Holder.  It has been fine for shorter runs (like less than 8 or 10 miles) but isn’t going to cut it for anything longer than that. 

Orange Mud Handheld



So, I began to research my options.  Right now I am stuck between a hydration belt and a hydration vest. 

Hydration on the Run

The hydration belt that I am looking into is the Nathan Trail Mix Hydration Belt ..not sure if that will cut it or if I really want to wear a belt. 

I think I might prefer a vest instead…

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Hydration on the Run


I have my eye on the Camelbak Marathoner Hydration Vest it holds 2 Liters for runs 2 hours or more and has mesh pockets though it is significantly more expensive.

I don’t really know anything about either and not sure what I might prefer but I’d love to hear recommendations and opinions! 

How do you hydrate on a long run ?

Belt vs Vest? 

Pros? Cons? 

This post is linked up with Fitful Focus of Fit & Fashionable Friday. 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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