What do you carry when running

and where do you put it?

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05/07/2009 at 17:24

On this forum I've read about people taking bottles of liquid with them, money, mobiles and sat nav doobries, jelly babies and snacks.

I'm going out with anything more than a front door key, and that's safety pinned to by bra strap. OK, so H would rather I took my phone so I could call him when I fall over and break my neck, but I haven't worked out how to carry it comfortably.

So what do you carry, why and where?

05/07/2009 at 17:34
I don't tend to carry much but do take my key with an id tab pinned to my bottoms.  When I was preggers my OH wanted me to carry my phone while I was out running so I got some running bottoms with a zipped pocket in the back.
05/07/2009 at 17:35

Front door key, which I hold comfortably in my hand, with my finger through the keyring part.

Very occasionally (as I've just mentioned on the Hydration thread) I'll take a small donut bottle of drink.

Errrm...that's it!

kittenkat    pirate
05/07/2009 at 17:35
Nothing.
05/07/2009 at 17:35

nothing unless my other 1/2 is coming running with me - then its just the back door key!

05/07/2009 at 17:37
Money for a drink if needed on a Sunday - thats all.
05/07/2009 at 17:53

short runs (8 miles or less & club sessions) - just my key

longer runs - my key, £1, and my phone, which all goes into my shorts pocket.

anything longer than 2hrs - bottle belt with all my usual bits + my water bottle

05/07/2009 at 18:02

I carry about a stone of fat every time I run.

I find it easiest just to lug it round in front of me.

If I need to carry my mobile I have a phone holder that clips to my shorts.

05/07/2009 at 18:15

Lip salve and chewing gum (I find it helps prevent a cotton mouth, but you have to watch you don't inhale it!!)

I usually make the OH carry the drink on long runs.... mean or what? He usually carries the car key too.

 I used to carry a stone of fat, but thankfully that's now gone, along with the other 2 stone I carried before I started running.

Edited: 05/07/2009 at 18:16
05/07/2009 at 18:54
On a long run, water bottle, energy gel (not always used but there just in case), tissues, phone and MP3 player and back door key.  On short runs I don't take the phone or gel.  I've found that now I'm used to running with a waist pack I hardly notice it's there.  I've never actually needed the phone while out but I always take it for the one day that I'm somewhere rural miles from anywhere and I sprain an ankle etc - and then I will be very thankful for it!! 
05/07/2009 at 19:21

Short runs - ipod which attaches to my bra, front door key in shorts pocket.  In the heat, handheld water bottle

Long runs - I've got a bottle belt which has 2 x 10oz bottles plus a pouch for energy gels, phone etc.

If you want to carry a phone, you could try one of the arm carriers?  Like those for an ipod.

05/07/2009 at 19:27

Short runs -  MP3 player which i carry in my hand. My door key which also fits in my hand or sometimes in my bra. and depending on weather a small donut water bottle.

Longer runs - as above although I have an arm wallet which holds my keys and also as i'm a diabetic It carry some dextrose tablets for emergencies.  do however get serious chaffin from the arm wallet so am looking an alternative arrangement.

05/07/2009 at 19:32
I don't run very far atm but I generally only take my ipod in an armband and a front door key which I put in the zip pocket on the bag of my capris. If I'm doing a new route (ie: if I might get lost - and it has happened!) I take my phone which also fits in the zip pocket and I generally don't even notice it's there.
05/07/2009 at 19:33

I take a key and ipod shuffle......and a bout 3 stone of fat.....

Today i took a bottle of water also to see what it was like running holding some thing as i have my 1st 10k next week and only 1 water station and want to take incase hot!

05/07/2009 at 19:34
OMG how bad is my written english today!
05/07/2009 at 20:05
Mobile,ipod and my watch
05/07/2009 at 20:18

During this weather ..... always a water bottle and the ipod.  No need for door key as I leave Mr S at home to mind little S.  I tried running with my phone in my rear zippy up pocket thing, but I just did not like to constant bumping up and down on my bum .  So, to keep Mr S happy I tell him where I'm going and when to expect me back ...... just so he can get the beer chilled in time for my return!

05/07/2009 at 20:19
Sorry.  I'm a twit, I take my watch when I can find it ............ little S has developed a fascination with it and he keeps hiding it in his toy kitchen in a pretend pie.
05/07/2009 at 20:21

I use Race Ready shorts.

05/07/2009 at 20:34

Kittenkat - nothing??    Shorts?  T-shirt??

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