I read in Born to Run
about ultra runners carrying handheld bottles in training runs and on race day. I’ve also read articles in Runner’s World
how it’s good for long distance runners to stay hydrated between aid stations during races. Runners have said, I don’t forget to drink while carrying a hand held bottle
OK, I told myself, time to give one a try. I don’t care for my waist belt (Nathan Trail Mix
: holds 20oz) and don’t always want to be carrying a pack (Camelbak Annadel
: holds 50oz) on hotter days or for race day. A few weeks ago I gave my Quickdraw its first test run. About an hour and half on the trails: sunny, but not too hot; hilly, but not too steep - an average training run. To my surprise, it didn’t feel heavy or cumbersome, and I remembered to sip my water the entire run. I’m not sure if it’s from the years of running with a dog leash in my hand, but holding this bottle felt almost natural.
Love it. Handhelds are perfect for people who don’t like the feeling of a belt or a pack and need some sort of hydration while training. The Nathan Thermal Quickdraw
is comfortable to carry and easy to sip from while running. Bonus: We have it in stock at Clear Water Outdoor!