Just like your running shoes, your waist pack for running comes in different shapes and sizes, and is used for different reasons. They can be used by runners, hikers, bikers, for those going for an event such as festivals or a stadium event. Whichever reason it is, your waist pack got you covered.
A waist pack is used for running to keep essential items. Runners usually look for a more convenient way to carry their items such as water, GPS for tracking location, cell phone, gel packs, and energy bars which helps to replenish energy lost while running.
If you haven’t gotten a waist pack, you might want to consider the different types and choose which one suits your needs the best.
How to wear your waist pack while running
Now, you’ve gotten your waist pack and the question is, how do I comfortably wear this while running? It is important to know how to wear your waist pack properly to make sure your essentials are safe, and won’t fall out no matter what happens.
When running, make sure you tuck in your shirt into your running pants or your shorts. This makes it easier for you to access your belt and your essentials that are in it.
Have your belt wrapped your waist or at the line of your belly button and if adjustments are needed, adjust it until you feel comfortable with it on.
You might want to wear the belt around your hips but that is not recommended, this is because there might be an interference with your stride while running. This could make you trip or slip off. You wouldn’t want that to happen.
Ensure that the belt is secured around your waist and fasten the closure. When tightened, there would not be unnecessary bounces or jiggles while you run.
If you are using a hydrated waist pack, insert your bottled water. This waist pack comes with about one to six water bottles for you to stay hydrated. While running, you must regularly drink about ½ cups of water every 10-15 minutes.
To increase your calorie expenditure, you can weigh your waist pack with small weight which can be gotten at stores. You can also use your water bottle for your hydration belt. You can put them in your zip pockets. The more weight you carry, the more calories you burn while running.
Your cellphone can be placed in a pocket of your waist pack. A cellphone is important when running because it makes it easy for you to call for help when you need it. Place your house keys inside your waist pack instead of leaving it in the ring.
If you suffer from any joint pain or muscle pain, you should consult your doctor before using any type of waist pack. If you are given the go-ahead, then you can get your waist pack.
Now, you have seen how to wear your waist pack when running. Apply all the precautions stated in this article.