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Camelbaks have a limitation (Read 834 times)

    In the winter I run the tubing under my clothes and the end feeds up through the neck area. Also I found if after taking a drink I blow into the tube forcing any liquid in the line back into the bladder. This is also effective in the summer so you don:t get a mouthfull of hot liquid.
    Yep, this is a useful technique. I do something similar when I'm snowboarding - I bring the tube into my coat through the armpit vent (I know, sounds nasty), and run it up inside my coat to my mouth. Works like a charm, even in the coldest weather. I do not, however, run far enough yet to warrant bringing water with me on my runs.

    2011 Goals:
    sub 17min 5k
    5:15 mile?
    (well, maybe next year)

      Put Vodka in it. Big grin
      Scout7


      CPT Curmudgeon

        Put Vodka in it. Big grin
        If I could find one that had a dual chamber bladder, I would so be on that.....Vodka in half, tonic in the other.


        A Dance with Monkeys

          I ran a 16 miler in the 20 degree chill the other night, no fluids with me. I was shocked at how dry I was when I got home. I was dryer than I would have been running in the heat and humidity; I drank all night after that. Weird.


          Needs more cowbell!

            I ran a 16 miler in the 20 degree chill the other night, no fluids with me. I was shocked at how dry I was when I got home. I was dryer than I would have been running in the heat and humidity; I drank all night after that. Weird.
            Yep...dry air, but you still sweat. At least I do. My running clothes are still soaked when I return from a run, even though I don't feel overheated. I find that my mouth gets much dryer when the air is super cold, too. And the central heating really does a number on my skin and hair this time of the year, so I still drink just as much water as I do in the Summer. But that vodka (or rum...or maybe tequila) idea in the camelback is a good one. Big grin

            Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


            A Dance with Monkeys


            Needs more cowbell!

              Beer would still freeze, I think...unless it was really strong. But would all the jostling make it a foamy mess? Might it cause the Camelbak to explode...'cause that would probably look pretty gross all over my backside, particularly if I were drinking a really dark brew... Tongue k

              Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

              '14 Goals:

              • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


              A Dance with Monkeys

                You need to drink it before it goes flat or freezes...
                Scout7


                CPT Curmudgeon

                  Go with Guinness. No need to worry about carbonation then.


                  Needs more cowbell!

                    Hmmm...so I should put the beer in the Camelbak, chug it, then go on my run. Ok. Probably not a good time to try trail running, though... Big grin k

                    Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                    '14 Goals:

                    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                    A Dance with Monkeys

                      No, the Guiness has a slight nitrogen carbonation. Wait. What about a good red wine?
                      Scout7


                      CPT Curmudgeon

                        No, the Guiness has a slight nitrogen carbonation.
                        Right, but it's not going to froth up like other beer. That was my point. K, you need to come to PA for some of our trail runs. Beer on the course at the water stops. Spaten and Franziskaner at the finish.


                        A Dance with Monkeys

                          I hear that somebody had beer on the Monkey course. Perhaps this deserves its own thread...


                          Needs more cowbell!

                            What about a good red wine?
                            Hmmm...and red is OK a little warm, too...yum! Big grin k

                            Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                            '14 Goals:

                            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                            Needs more cowbell!

                              K, you need to come to PA for some of our trail runs. Beer on the course at the water stops. Spaten and Franziskaner at the finish.
                              Ooh, my brother LOVES Spaten...I should bring him along, too. He rarely runs more than 3 miles, so even though he's WAY faster than I am, I could probably out-run him if we went 2-3x his usual distance. Though that trail thing...that's kinda skeery. I have a hard enough time keeping my klutzy self upright on flat pavement. Tongue k

                              Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                              '14 Goals:

                              • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

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