Happy Hydrating: A brief glimpse into the world of running hydration

The most common questions I am asked about distance running are hydration related.  “What’s your preferred method for carrying water while running,” and “how far can you go unaided?”  These are valid questions.  Water is what keeps us out on the roads, in the woods, and allows us to explore this big, beautiful world longer.  Discovering worthy methods of on the go hydration is like finding gold!

I tend to recommend a hydration pack for extended jaunts where water is not readily available.  Packs are key when you don’t want your desire for distance to be limited by a lack of water.  When water is strapped to your back, much like a camel, you can extend the adventure zone with confidence.  Throw a water purification option in the pack as backup, and you have a solid hydration plan.

Recently, Ashley and I had the pleasure of working with Gumption Gear in an effort to give the Highline hydration pack from Ultimate Direction a thorough review.  Curious about what the Highline offers trail running, ultra distance loving, avid explorers? Check out the full write-up over at GoGumption.com.

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5 thoughts on “Happy Hydrating: A brief glimpse into the world of running hydration

    • Good question! Finding inspiration in your surroundings is the best way to stay motivated. Try a new route, trail, or fly to a new region to run on new terrain. Making every run an “adventure” of sorts will keep your run juices flowing:) It doesn’t always have to be epic to count, but when it is, the fire is stoked!

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