I had bit of a rough time running yesterday due to being absolutely parched. I ran 40 min. on Monday (longest yet, woo hoo), but only managed 30 yesterday. Both days were relatively cool for Ohio this time of year, the only difference being that the sun was shining nice and bright yesterday. It dried my throat right up.
I always drink plenty before the run. And, I also bring along some gum which helps. I've seen water bottles with hand straps, but it just seems like they would be awkward to carry the whole time. The hydration backpacks seem like they would be overkill for such short runs (I'm a little self conscious about looking like a Ghostbuster, too).
I was wondering how everyone stays hydrated in the warmer weather?