I wrote this for a cycling group I am in, but I figured I took enough time on it I should share it with the # and # communities here.

I suppose I won't bury the lead any more than I have. I am curious if anyone has an old running water bottle holder that they would let me borrow for the summer months through October, give me, or perhaps sell.

I could just buy one, but we have limited space in our condo and I'm not sure it is something I will use much in the future. Maybe I can help someone declutter. I suppose, I would also take suggestions for purchase. I haven't looked into purchasing one at all yet....plenty of time before training starts for that.

So, here's the backstory, in case this makes no sense (not that it will necessarily make sense once you have the backstory). I plan to run 50 miles in a day (8.5 hours, more precisely) in October. I'm not really doing it for any other reason than a Garmin badge. The Garmin running badges are way better than the cycling ones which sucks. Basically, the only thing you get a badge for cycling is doing an Imperial century. I mean, with things like LoToJa and DK (or whatever DK becomes), asking for something longer than 100 miles is not outlandish, especially when Garmin offers a badge for a 100 miles running. Clearly, they are not equals.

Anyway, I don't like running or biking at night or messing with my sleep schedule. Now, coming down from a night ride or a long ride is going to mess with the sleep cycle some, but I do have this alternate reason for shooting for 8.5 hours on the 50-miler. I want to see how I feel at that pace and am considering doing a 100-miler at that pace in the future. If I have to be out there longer than 17 hours, I don't want to do it. That's a pretty fast 100-mile time, but I would pick a flat course to run it. I'm not even sure I want to do the 100-mile run, so we can leave that discussion for another day. The focus is on getting through the 50-mile run injury free. I don't even have anything on my training schedule after the October run because I have no idea what it is going to do to me.

Anyway, I do have a Camelbak, but I think it will be too hot for long runs in the summer. I am going to run a marathon on Saturday and will use it for that, but it won't be at any pace, so won't be a good taste. Plus temps on Saturday will be very different than July.

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