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  1. #1
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    How to carry things while running

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    I am trying to figure out how to fit in running, swimming, and weight training. (Biking gets done in very small amounts as transportation, and long rides on weekends.) I thought I might bike to work, run the 1 mile to the pool, swim, and run back to work and change. I asked if I could rent a locker at the pool but they don't let you leave things in them overnight. They had a problem with roaches once.

    Any suggestions of what to use to carry stuff while running? Running is SO bouncy!
    2009 Trek 7.2FX WSD, brooks Champion Flyer S, commuter bike

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    How much do you need to carry? The Nathan vests are just amazing ways to carry water and a few small things (phone, gel flask, ID, Epi-Pen, TP, spare Blister Block, hat and gloves) ... I expect they'd do just as well with no water and a few larger things.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

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    I need to carry my towel, water bottle, goggles, swim cap, shampoo/conditioner, flip flops, and either underwear or swimsuit (depends on which one I'm wearing). Not a huge load but it won't fit in pockets.
    2009 Trek 7.2FX WSD, brooks Champion Flyer S, commuter bike

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    Get one of those compact microfiber towels, and use the bladder that comes with the vest instead of a water bottle. It might be a bit tight in the Intensity vest, but only a bit; there would be plenty of room in the Synergy.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Get one of those compact microfiber towels, and use the bladder that comes with the vest instead of a water bottle. It might be a bit tight in the Intensity vest, but only a bit; there would be plenty of room in the Synergy.
    Oak, did you run your marathon in the Nathan vest/pack or did you use aid stations?

    After all your positive reviews I'm thinking of getting one. I use a Camelbak and don't really notice it anymore, but that means noticing it EVEN LESS would be super awesome. I only need to carry a gel flask (and/or packets) and my phone, sometimes car alarm/keys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colby View Post
    Oak, did you run your marathon in the Nathan vest/pack or did you use aid stations?
    I used the aid stations for water (four pounds is still four pounds, however well balanced it is), but carried my own nutrition in a race belt. Had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction with it though. More on that when I get the race report written up. I'm in the market for a different one.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

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    I used to run to and from swim class with a regular old backpack. It was a little bouncy but not too heavy since it only had a few things in there.

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    I used to run about 2 miles to and from our local YMCA with a backpack. Was not too bad at all.

 

 

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