My health and work schedule has caused me to lapse in my weekly runs, but I'm back to semi-normal and the weather is beautiful so I'm starting back up my thrice-weekly lunchtime running schedule this Friday. My work is near a Dam and Resevoir so there's lots of nice woodsy areas to run off to. My standard route is a little over 4 miles, which can easily be extended to 5 miles with an EXTREME incline. I haven't yet gotten up the nerve to try it, though this is one of my fitness goals for this summer.
My question is about gear management while running. I always take my iPod with me and as previously mentioned sometimes I bring my GPS to map and track my route. I'm looking for a good running belt to carry these, as my regular belt clip for the iPod isn't sercure enough. I like the iSport but would like something a little more general purpose and I'm not sure my GPS V would fit in it. Any suggestions/testamonials?
A different option I've thought of, if I ever got a Shuffle and a Forerrunner to reduce the size of my music and GPS solutions, was something wrist based. Another concern of mine is sun exposure, as I'm fair complected, have a family history of skin cancer, and have spent a LOT of money on my tattoo sleeves. At one time I saw some neoprene sleeves in a catalog that I thought would be good for arm coverings in short-sleeve weather, and have recently found some Sugoi arm warmers that look similar and could be used with existing wrist-based mounts for gear. My main concern with this while running would be heat as I love exercising in warm weater. Anyone know of something more breathable that would work for this?
Look forward to posting some stats on Friday!