When I started going for runs that lasted more than eight miles, I knew I needed to get some kind of hand held bottle, or fuel belt for my water and electrolyte drinks. I carried a small 8oz bottle of water in my hand, but that got old quick. My neighbor Heather has a marathon under her belt, and thanks to her, I use the Nathan Speed 4 Fuel Belt.
I like it for several reasons, the belt doesn't shift around once I Velcro it on, it has four bottles, and two pockets, one in front, one in back. I used it during the Boilermaker, my camera fit easily in the back pocket. Otherwise it can fit four gels (haven't needed that many yet!) and my ear buds. The front pocket zips, so that's where I put money, and lip balm.
There is a new model out of my belt, the Speed 4R, and thanks to the lovely folks at Nathan Sports, I have one for this giveaway, in a size Medium. The cool thing about this one, is that two of the four 8 oz bottles have what they call a Race Cap. These have a high-flow, one-way valve that opens and closes automatically and offers a quick shot of gel. You don't have to suck or squeeze hard to get it out.
To enter this giveaway, please go to the Nathan Sports website here, click around, and leave me a comment.
As usual, for extra entries you may (please leave a comment for each additional entry)
1. be a follower of my antics, or become one
2. follow Nathan Sports on Twitter here, or facebook
3. spread the word, via blog, twitter, facebook
4. tell me what you're training for
This giveaway ends at Midnight EST on Sunday August 8th. (August......already???)