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Water Station Etiquette? (Read 1420 times)


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    As complicated as drinking a cup of water seems to be, I'm shocked it's not a class taught in our schools.

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    xor


      As complicated as drinking a cup of water seems to be, I'm shocked it's not a class taught in our schools.

       

      Yes well.  Go to a race in Europe and experience the Tiny Bag of Water firsthand.

       

      julz24


        I normally tuck used water cups into my waste band. After the race I'll find the proper dispensary and dispose of them properly. I just can't imagine throwing garbage on the ground. It seems a bit tacky.

          Yes well.  Go to a race in Europe and experience the Tiny Bag of Water firsthand.

           

          At the Rotterdam Marathon they had cups with foam lids that had a "/\" cutout to drink out of and then the foam could be used to wipe the salt from your forhead...seemed way ahead of their time when I ran that in '09.

           

          In 2010 I ran the Oberlichtenauer Sommerlauf (just north of Dresden) and it was sparkling water on the course. <--Not happy about this.

           

          But there was beer + sausages + Germany v. Argentina on at the finish line Smile

          laufenem


            ...and all of this is why I run trail ultras instead of road marathons.


            HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

              ...and all of this is why I run trail ultras instead of road marathons.

               

              I had venison at an aid station in one ultra. Haven't had it in a marathon.

              It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


              Imminent Catastrophe

                ...and all of this is why I run trail ultras instead of road marathons.

                 

                Yep.

                "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

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                  I had venison at an aid station in one ultra. Haven't had it in a marathon.

                  The aid station was close to a rural highway, right?  You should have had the opossum -- it has more electrolytes.

                  “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

                  xor


                    Score was...

                     

                    1, Car

                    0, possum

                     


                    HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                      The aid station was close to a rural highway, right?  You should have had the opossum -- it has more electrolytes.

                       

                      But chasing down an opossum isn't as much fun as chasing down a deer.

                      It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                      xor


                        Neither are terribly wily.

                         


                        HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                          Neither are terribly wily.

                           

                          Yeah but either one is probably 5 time more intelligent than me by halfway through an ultra of any kind any kind of race.

                          It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


                          just a simple cat

                            I normally tuck used water cups into my waste band. After the race I'll find the proper dispensary and dispose of them properly. I just can't imagine throwing garbage on the ground. It seems a bit tacky.

                             Srsly?  I am picturing you with 12 plastic cups stuck in your pants.  Smile   Good for you, maybe you  could attach a trash bag just to use for them, and any gel packages too.

                             

                             

                            xor


                              You rang?

                               


                              just a simple cat

                                Oops, I set off the Stevie Ray bat signal by mistook.   Smile

                                 

                                 

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