Ultra Marathon Hydration Race Vest 2.0

Ultra Marathon Hydration Race Vest 2.0

    The definition of an Ultra Marathon is a running race that is longer than 26.2 miles.  Most are 50 or 100 mile events.   With this in mind, speed does not become the most important factor for training principles.   The most important element to finishing an ultra is one's ability to last and finish without wearing the body out. Most ultra events take place on trails in extreme natural environments or over any mountainous...

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Hydration Belts and Packs:

 

The Ultimate Direction Access Gel Hydration Belt is the smallest, but perhaps the most useful model in Amphipod's popular belt line. This fully adjustable belt carries 21 ounces of fluid between two bottles that can be positioned anywhere on the belt that's most comfortable for you; a compact zipper pocket fits a few gels, or keys and your phone.

  • One 26 oz / .6L bottle & One 4oz / 188ML gel flask included
  • All Ultimate Direction products are 100% BPA-Free
  • Strap secure webbing control
  • Comfort stability belt with dual-adjust quick-release buckles
  • Piggy back gel pocket secures gel flask and provides easy access
  • Reflective piping

 

Camelbak Dart 1.5L Hydration Pack, $63.99

 

Camelbak Dart 1.5 L hydration pack

The CamelBak Dart is a go-fast pack with 50 oz of hands-free hydration via the slim and lightweight Antidote™ Reservoir, a sliding sternum strap and side compression straps to dial-in the fit, with two rear zipper pockets for accessories and an open mesh pocket for nutrition to keep you going multiple hours.

  • 50 oz. (1.5 liters) Antidote™ Reservoir included: slim and lightweight reservoir fills easy with quarter-turn of Quick-snap cap
  • PureFlow™ delivery tube with Big Bite™ valve, just bite and sip
  • Insulated reservoir pocket keeps liquid cool
  • Air Mesh channeled back panel and shoulder straps for enhanced ventilation
  • Adjustable sliding sternum strap and side compression traps let you cinch down pack for a custom fit
  • 2 external zip pockets for nutrition, lightweight shell jacket
You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.

How To Hydrate

For The Run

Runners know it's important to stay hydrated to run their best, especially in the summer. Being more than two percent dehydrated in warm environments causes a decline in performance. To keep fluids handy, you probably stash a water bottle in a gym bag or leave sports drink in your car. But to really improve performance, you need to be more than a casual sipper. A number of recent studies offer runners smarter ways to stay hydrated while also giving their running a boost.

Runners almost never experience dehydration levels sufficient to cause major health consequences. But normal levels of dehydration will make you feel uncomfortable and cause you to slow down.

n the past, athletes were encouraged to drink as much as possible during exercise, or at least to drink enough to completely offset dehydration (that is, to drink enough to prevent any decrease in body weight during exercise). However, it is now understood that this is bad advice.

Here's how you can apply some of the newer strategies to your own hydration plan and run your best all summer long.

PRE-HYDRATE TO RUN FAST

In a study in the April 2010 Journal of Athletic Training, runners who started a 12-K race dehydrated on an 80-degree day finished about two and a half minutes slower compared to when they ran it hydrated. Dehydration causes your blood volume to drop, which lowers your body's ability to transfer heat and forces your heart to beat faster, making it difficult for your body to meet aerobic demands.

Drink eight to 16 ounces one to two hours before a run. Sports drinks and water are good choices. Didn't plan ahead? Fifteen to 30 minutes before going out, drink at least four to eight ounces of fluid. Use plain water in your easier and short runs.

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