I'm running the Leicester Marathon in 2 weeks. They have plastic cups at their drinking stations, which I'm rubbish at drinking out of whilst on the hoof. I really don't want to have to stop at every water station as it'll wear me out. It's only my second marathon. My first was London, where they gave out bottles. That was perfect!
I've been training using a camelbak for my water and was really looking forward to running without it, but I'm not sure whether I should use it on the day.
Does anyone else use camelbaks for marathons/ultras etc.? Do you find them to be better than drinking from cups at water stations?
Near the bottom of this page http://pfitzinger.com/labreports/raceprep.shtml is a set of tips for drinking on the run.
Since you've been doing long runs with your camelbak, it shouldn't be that much of a hardship, relative to the benefit of being well hydrated. (If I was doing a long event with cups, I'd definitely use the camelbak.)
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