Labor Day might be come and gone but that doesn’t mean the heat is gone and that definitely doesn’t mean that you’ve hung up your running shoes. In fact, you’ve probably ramped it up a notch to get ready for fall racing.
Problem is, if your weather is anything like ours here in St. Louis, the summer that we’ve been missing finally showed up and has brought the head and humidity with it. Up to this point it’s been warm but definitely manageable.
Running in this heat also means being safe and staying hydrated. It’s really easy to get dehydrated and before you know it, it’s too late. Read my scary story here. For most of my runs, I would take the the CamelBak Arc Grip 10 oz and it works well for my mid distance runs. The thing I really like about this bottle, as crazy as it sounds is that they have padded the area where the bottle rests in your palm so it doesn’t get too cold. I like to fill mine and get it almost frozen before I head out.
Lately as I’ve been trying to get more longer runs in, I need more water. I was so excited when CamelBak sent me the Marathoner Vest and it has saved me! It can carry up to 2L, I don’t drink that much on my runs but I drink enough these days to love the extra water I get to carry. Some of the other great things about the Marathoner is you don’t feel the water sloshing around which I can’t stand. I’ve actually tossed a couple bottles that drove me nuts. The vest fastens snugly around you as if it were just another shirt and it has so many extra pockets. It holds my phone, some beans and just about anything else I want to take. It’s FABULOUS! Is it worth $100? HANDS DOWN…YES! It’s worth more. If you plan on running distances over 7-8 miles, I highly recommend this.
So to help you stay hydrated, CamelBak has sent me a second Arc Grip just for one lucky winner. All you have to do is use the RaffleCopter below to register. Contest ends September 7th.