Emergency Running Kit
As training for a new season of endurance events will begin this summer and fall, it was time to take stock of what was in my emergency kit for long events and reconfigure things. I carry a more extensive first aid kit for backpacking; for running/endurance events I need something that can stay packed and is easily grabbed on the way out the door. Everything fits in one ziplock freezer bag, which can be transferred from pack to pack, but typically will remain in my Amphipod Airflow Microstretch Waistpack. This is the most comfortable, bounce free small waistpack I’ve used so far. My only complaint is that the waistbelt is elastic and seems to be wearing out. I will likely replace it with a Nathan 5K Runners Pack, which has a webbing belt and appears to be a little more robust. Total pack, with gear inside, is 6.5 ounces and goes pretty unnoticed on the small of my back. The only item I neglected to include in these photos is a Suunto A10 baseplate compass (1 oz.). This kit, in addition to handheld bottles, gels, and a windshirt will go on trail runs up to ~20 miles. At or beyond that I typically need a pack for more food and water.