Now that the government shutdown is over and training is in taper mode, I can focus on the details of the marathon which are under my control.
I did a test run in my race gear which will get some iron on and bedazzling customization this weekend. I’ve been experimenting with nail designs to complete the look. It’s the small details which give me that extra oomph of motivation.
I was told it was not a good idea to run a marathon with a water belt because water and Gatorade will be supplied on the course. I see some people wearing the thin race belts to carry energy packs and hold race bibs.
I didn’t train with gels and goos because I didn’t see a difference in performance and I like to stay as natural as possible.
I’m going to miss my water belt for the marathon. I remember the day I dreaded running with a fanny pack. The first belt I purchased was a Runner’s World with the bouncy water bottle. It was a disaster!
I was in TJMaxx and saw the two pink belts. I ran with the belt on the left and it was riding up on my waist. I will try to loosen it lower on my hips but hoping it doesn’t bounce. Another issue with this belt is the inability to neatly secure the loose ends.
The thinner pink belt is not big enough to hold my Dad’s old school flip phone I will carry as immediate contact with my parents after the marathon.
I would also like to carry my old Evo phone as a camera. You all know I have to take pics and do my colorful, little collages.
Do you run marathons with your water belt or a race belt?
What are your race belt essentials?