It was so freeing to be able to run around the beautiful trails at the park and not have to worry about running back by the car to get water. Every time the RunKeeper app announced that I had completed a mile, I took a few sips of water. I had finished the bottle by the time I got to 4 miles. When I was on my cool down, I stopped by the water fountain and refilled my bottle. It was incredible and even though it was warm and humid this morning, I didn't feel parched like I usually do. I felt strong throughout and I credit that to being able to drink water when I needed it.
So yeah, I'm hooked! My chapter leader told me she's interested in selling this belt (she prefers the FlipBelt/handheld water combination) so I'm going to take her up on it. I would like to get some of the bottles that are designed for this belt because I think they will go in and out easier, but for now I'll continue to use the Fuel Belt bottles that I bought.
I also played around with the RunKeeper app a bit. I changed the settings to make the announcement on the mile and to give me my current pace rather than overall pace, since I can't get the mileage to restart after the warm-up. However, I DID find a cool new data window:
|Averaged 9:43 over 40 minutes? I wish I could trust that this app is accurate! LOL|
Having so much fun training for this triathlon!