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What do you carry on you when running?

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JeanGenie23 Wed 11-May-16 15:37:37

I am doing a local 10k soon and just wandered what you more experienced runners recommend I carry on me? Usually I just take my phone, it has my music on and a running app. I don't know whether to bother taking this though as I will stop when run is over so no need to count the miles. Also should I bother with a water bottle?

AyeAmarok Wed 11-May-16 15:39:45

I bring keys (if DP out), phone (for radio) and a watch.

I couldn't run with water, too heavy! Plus I think they usually hand out water during the course at designated water stations, so that will save you carrying it smile

LemonBreeland Wed 11-May-16 15:40:09

If you don't usually carry water when running then I wouldn't bother. I can do 10k in cold weather without water but at this time of year I need water. If there is a water stop in the race I won't take any, but if not I take my own.

If I'm running myself I usually have phone and keys.

AyeAmarok Wed 11-May-16 15:40:35

Oh and good luck!

JeanGenie23 Wed 11-May-16 15:56:18

Thank you! It's in 3 weeks so will possibly need a water bottle on the way round, although I don't usually bother.

Thank you all smile

Lonoxo Wed 11-May-16 17:14:25

I have my keys, Garmin watch and water.

JeanGenie23 Wed 11-May-16 17:20:30

lonoxo are those the watches that tell you distance/time/calories burnt? are they worth it? I thought about buying one the other week but didn't know if it was a silly indulgence!

Lonoxo Wed 11-May-16 17:31:51

Yes, and mine has a heart rate monitor, though I'm not sure how accurate it. Mine was a gift so I can't comment on whether it was 'worth it' but it has definitely helped with my training. Before I was guessing at distances and sometimes a route will feel longer in my head than it actually was. It's really useful in building up mileage as I won't quit until I see that distance on my watch. I'm going to use try the Intervals function tonight. I don't have an app on my phone for running, too much of a security risk IMO.

JeanGenie23 Wed 11-May-16 17:40:20

Yes that's what I worry about, getting it pinched or it falling out my pocket (that's probably more likely to be honest)

Drinksforeveryone Wed 11-May-16 17:44:40

i always run with my phone. I use it for Strava - but it's useful for meeting up with others after the race ifyou get separated. I also use it when running around the streets at home - just in case.

I take water on more than 5K runs- especially in warm weather. I have a r unning belt which holds a small bottle of water.

This is like mine fleetfoot bag

mychildrenarebarmy Wed 11-May-16 21:12:49

I carry my phone, for tracking the route I do and occasionally for music (although keep in mind that most organised runs say no headphones), and a door key. I keep them in this .

JeanGenie23 Wed 11-May-16 23:48:13

As this run is not on open roads I think we can wear headphones but I will reread my pack in case it says otherwise! X

lljkk Thu 12-May-16 10:12:03

Organised events usually have someone passing out water, at 1/2 or 1/3+2/3 points. I think I would be fine to not carry my own water.

I hide my keys near the house & try to remember to carry a very small phone.

JeanGenie23 Thu 12-May-16 12:29:35

Yes I emailed them, water is available at key points of the run and headphones are allowed provided we can still hear aafety announcements smile

Nicky333 Thu 12-May-16 12:40:33

I have my Garmin watch (totally worth it - the phone apps are fairly inaccurate!) and my car key if I'm in the car. I just take the key itself off and tie it to the drawstring inside my shorts. I'm OCD about lipbalm so I always have one of those as well, just in my shorts pocket.

Water is provided in races so I never carry a bottle. If I'm doing a long training run, I make it loops so I can pass my house, where I will have left water bottles in the garden.

lljkk Thu 12-May-16 14:03:13

Forgot, I often have a heart rate monitor that doubles as a watch.
I use the HRM to keep steady effort & to get to recovery pace between intervals.

At a formal event I don't think I would need to carry anything but car or bike keys.

DavetheCat2001 Thu 12-May-16 15:48:13

I just take my phone for music/Strava, and door keys. I never take water. I find it really irritating to hold anything whilst running.

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Bishybishybarnabee Thu 19-May-16 07:15:12

When out for a run I just carry my phone and headphones, plus my insulin pump and some jelly babies (I'm diabetic). If going over 5k I'll take some water and my blood glucose monitor.
For a race I just have my pump, monitor and jelly babies on me. Most of the races I've entered over the last few years have banned headphones and provide water.

AyeAmarok Thu 19-May-16 07:18:14

Most of the races I've entered over the last few years have banned headphones

Yes I've noticed thus recently. Annoying! I need my Archers Omnibus music more than water when I run! They say it's to do with safety so you can hear messages on the PA or something. Annoying.

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