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[vt100] Re: Drop Bags

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  • eric ivey
    Frank and others - With all the talk of crew/no crew going on now, it has me really thinking about what I want to do about it. At first I thought I d have a
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      Frank and others -
      With all the talk of crew/no crew going on now, it has me really thinking
      about what I want to do about it. At first I thought I'd have a friend of
      mine come along just to have the company, but now I'm beginning to feel
      guilty about it. What is your experience with it?

      Eric

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Frank Probst <probstf@...>
      To: vt100@... <vt100@...>
      Date: Monday, February 14, 2000 10:06 PM
      Subject: [vt100] Drop Bags


      >Bill asked advice about drop bags. Drop bags are about as varied as
      >the runners on the trail. The super organized types go all out and buy
      >8 or 10 really wild looking zip up athletic bags that will be easily
      >identified. They then buy ten sets of everything and put a complete
      >set in each bag.
      >
      >I simply try to guestimate where in the race I will be when I will need
      >something from a drop bag. Items for drop bags include clothing, at
      >Vermont you might need a long sleeve shirt or jacket at night and some
      >folks might want to have rain gear. Other items are flashlights and
      >batteries. I have had two lights go out on a five mile stretch and it
      >is tough to change batteries in the dark in the middle of the woods.
      >You can easily lose parts of the light. I carry a D cell and two
      >backup double A cells. This is overkill unless you have been in the
      >woods in the dark of night. You also may want to put special food or
      >drink in drop bags that will not be available on the course. Some
      >folks change socks or eevn shoes four or five times. I usually do not
      >put out any more stuff than I think I will need, so I go light on bags
      >and have never changed shoes in the middle of a run. Drop bags depend
      >a lot on personal perference. I do not have a crew, so I also carry a
      >white garbage bag with my name and number on it and if I have a light
      >or clothes that I started with and want to drop, I can. It does make
      >sense to have bags that can easily be identified and that you can
      >easily find stuff in. You can get pretty goofy in the middle of the
      >night. If you have a crew, you may still want to use drop bags for
      >places your crew cannot get to or just in case they miss you. I also
      >wear the race ready shorts with the slew of pockets and often run with
      >a single bottle small fanny pack. Guess I rambled enough for now.
      >
      >Frank
      >
      >Frank
      >
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