Subject line explains it all. 1:32 goal pace, will be in Toronto this Sunday where temps are supposed to be 40.
I've generally worn hydro belts for my previous halfs, because I'm not very good at drinking water from water stations -- lose all momentum. That said, I do 90 minute training runs without water, and 40 degrees will be cool.
My instinct is to use the belt because in the end it's probably not even a pound extra of weight, decreasing during the race.
That said, I do feel freer and running just feels more natural and less artificial when not using it.
I guess then my question is how important is it to take in water during a 90 minute half. If I don't wear the belt, assume I'll be taking just a few sips from aid stations because I'm bad at it and will want to avoid it.
definitely do not use a belt. that's just nonsense. makes me think you're trolling here actually......
grab a cup, some will spill out when you grab it, really pinch/crush the top so there's a tiny slot for water to come out, and get a few sips in your mouth.
i always take a Gu at mile 5.5-6 and usually drink water and gatorade a few times during the race if it's convenient to grab.
i've run under 1:10 twice.
for me, calories keep my mind a little quicker at the end so i can calculate splits, judge when to pick it up for a 'kick', and perhaps outkick another runner.
do what you think you need to do, not what Letsrun tells you.