Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta – When I got serious about running and started doing long distances (more than 12 miles, let’s say), I needed something more than a handheld water bottle. Even though on my long city runs I’d never be too far from a water source, I wanted something I could sip from every couple of miles without having to find a water fountain at a grocery store or coffee shop.

For a long time I used a Nathan hip pack that holds two water bottles, one on each hip. But a friend saw a video of me running and watched the bouncing water bottles and suggested I could probably shave off some time if I lost the hip pack and, instead, relied on water and food at the aid stations set up during marathons.

That might be true. But I know my body rather well and know that

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