There’s a great new cartoon about marathon running featured on theoatmeal.com. I highly recommend checking it out. One of the many topics in the cartoon is the dreaded water stop.
Water stops can be tricky because if you actually stop, slow down, and walk through the station, you’re almost certain to be run over. You’re also likely to pour most of the water on your shirt, or to choke on it.
There is a trick to this, which should keep you from giving yourself a bath or water boarding yourself.
As soon at you grab the cup, crunch it so the top of the cup looks like a taco. This will keep the water from sloshing out as you run. It will also allow you to pour the water into your mouth slowly.
See? The top of the cup looks like a taco. You’re welcome.