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The Fuel Belt

January 8, 2009

Fuel BeltThe Fuel belt may strike you as a dorky and excessive running accessory. Yet, I am hard pressed to find any runner that has had an enjoyable eight plus mile run without one. Staying hydrated is one of the most important aspects of a successful run, and this wonderful piece of training gear can help ease your mind and keep your mind at the task at hand: A 16 mile training run 6 weeks before your first big marathon.

At first I was a bit skeptical to invest in a $45 piece of running equipment that I would only use a maximum of 24-28 times. So I put off the purchase before a big 12 mile training run, terrible decision. I ended up cramping so badly from miles 9 to 12 that I had to walk, something I absolutely despise! So naturally, I went out and purchased my first Helium 4 Bottle Water Belt the following Monday. Ever since then, it’s been love.

Fuel Belts can be found at most running stores, as well as online at

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