The camel back gets 4 out of 5 stars.
- The sloshing noise (which I was getting used to, almost like the rhythm of waves).
- The taste of rubber (I will try a flavored water or adding a little lemon juice to knock back the taste).
- The straps are built for a man - the only cross strap goes right above 'the girls' and makes for an awkward feeling (I'll get some spare straps from the camping kit and 'fashion' a contraption that should help).
So, for a test run the camel back gets a passing grade. Tomorrow night at the track I will try the water bottle that I carry in my hand (it has a mesh handle that your palm slides in). I will also try a flavored water to see if I can handle it.
I did also notice that I did not seem to drink that much water after all - I think it is just the knowledge that I have it accessible that is what I need. After all, I take a glass of ice water to bed every night and I might have a drink or two and that is it - I usually pour it out in the morning. So if I can carry a small amount and know that I have rest stations then I should be ready to run!
Time to sign up for the Tacoma Half marathon - keep running!