I woke up relatively early yesterday morning, filled my pack with water and went out for my run. I bought my pack as a reward for myself for completing 1000km. I bought it in preparation for the longer runs I’ll eventually be doing. During my runs before, the only fluids I had would be what I could carry with my hands and a bottle I tuck in my shorts. During shorter runs, this would usually suffice but as my runs increased in distance, I usually end up really thirsty since I would have already consumed all my drinks at the halfway point of my run! So I decided I needed a larger reservoir and with the good reviews given by the baldrunner, I bought the camelbak.
The pack I got is just that, just a hydration pack. It’s made of canvas, that fits a 2 L bladder. It fits snugly once the straps are tightened, and it doesn’t jiggle around when I run. I however hear the slish-sloshing of the water each time I took a step. One of the fears I had was that the straps might cause some chaffing when I move my arms, good thing they didn’t. It’s not heavy to lug around but I noticed that the added weight did affect my pace as I was running slower than usual. However, as my run progressed and my load got lighter, my pace was also increasing a bit 😀
I just ran towards MOA where I did one loop of the Seaside Boulevard, before going back home. I was able to cover a distance of 15.78 km.
I didn’t feel very tired after probably due to the following reasons:
- I had an extra few hours of rest
- I ran slower
- I ran a shorter distance
- the weather was cooler
- I didn’t get dehydrated because of the camelbak 😀