Another week of Fargo Marathon training is in the books and this week I had the privilege of testing the SLS3 Dual Pocket Run Belt!
Prior to this belt, I have stored my energy gels in my sports bra during long runs. Awkward, I know, but most of my shorts don't have pockets. My previous way of storage wasn't very comfortable, things get sweaty and, like I said, it was awkward at times.
Then came the SLS3 Dual Pocket Run Belt! I tested the belt on a few runs this week and I was blown away by this belt.
When running outside, I carried my husband's huge "smartphone" and an energy gel in the run belt. I carry a phone with me "just in case" when running in the winter or in the dark. When I carry the phone in my coat pocket, it annoyingly bounces around with each stride but it in the belt it didn't budge!
My Favorite Features of the SLS3 Dual Pocket Run Belt:
- Comfortable fit and easily adjustable waist band.
- Light-weight, doesn't feel bulky even when carrying items.
- Stayed in place during my entire long run.
- No bounce while running with a phone and energy gel in the belt.
- Reflective front-side for running on dark early mornings.
- The pockets are water-proof (and sweat-proof)
I hit the treadmill for a 6-mile tempo interval run to test the SLS3 Run Belt in my "normal" (or non-winter-layered) running clothes — because you couldn't pay me to run outside in a tank and shorts right now!
The run belt did ride up during this run which was likely due to my shirt's more slippery material. Tightening the belt did help to prevent riding up.
So how much can the pockets hold?
LOTS! Say your going on a super long trail run... I loaded up the run belt to its max capacity with six energy gels, a honkin' phone and my car keys just to see how much would fit.
The dual pockets expand to hold more gels than I could ever use on a long run! When not in use, the pockets collapse down to lay flat against your body.
My Final ThoughtsThis is an awesome and practical running accessory to invest in! Carrying energy gels along for my upcoming long runs will be so much more comfortable with the SLS3 run belt.
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Fargo Marathon Training Week 3:
01/18 Monday - Easy: (Treadmill) 6 mi, 00:52 @ 08:37 avg pace
01/19 Tuesday - Hill Intervals: (Treadmill) 3.65 mi, 00:30 @ 08:13 avg pace
01/20 Wednesday - Easy: 6.15 mi, 00:57 @ 09:12 avg pace. I finally ran outside today with our pup! The fresh air and frozen fog felt wonderful and the SLS3 Run Belt was perfect for carrying my phone and house keys. They didn't bounce around at all!
01/21 Thursday - Strength training in the kitchen while cooking supper. The little ones and I get creative to fit the strength training in!
01/22 Friday - Tempo Run: (Treadmill) 6 mi, 00:49 @ 08:05 avg pace. Base pace run with 6 x 2:00 min intervals @ 6:32/mile pace. Leo has most Friday's off during the winter months so we all watched Mater's Tall Tales on Netflix while I ran :)
01/23 Saturday - Long Run: 11.2 mi, 01:36 @ 08:35 avg pace. Windy run but it felt good to get outside. Lots of snow drifts and loose snow to run through. My quads were done for by the end of the run! The dog joined me for the last 3 miles.
01/24 Sunday - Off.
Total Mileage: 33 miles
What is your favorite running accessory?
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