Hydration Blog

Why You Should Hit The Trail

Training for a long-distance running event requires plenty of time, planning and passion. In the months leading up to your race, consideration for your training plan is paramount. In addition to the “long-days,” “speed-days,” and “maintenance miles,” here are a few reasons to consider adding “trail-days” into your next training plan.

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Why Become a 2018 Nuun Ambassador

At Nuun we are so happy to have a best-in-class Ambassador Program. And you may wonder, “What makes a best-in-class Ambassador Program?” The answer is: THE PEOPLE! The Nuun Ambassador Program is comprised of the most amazing and motivational athletes who are true cheerleaders for our brand.

The best part is that each year, we open up the program to invite Nuun consumers (new and seasoned) to apply to become one of our valued brand ambassadors. This November, we will open the 2018 Ambassador Program applications, and we welcome all applicants. As our CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) says, “Nuun is hydration that inspires people to move more”.

Check back for more details on the Ambassador Program details in the coming weeks! In the meantime, read what some current Nuun Ambassadors have to say about the program!

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Speed Sherpa’s 10 Tips for Your First Tri

Welcome to the world of triathlon! Get ready to work hard, have fun, and love lycra. I’ve been training and racing for about 15 years now but I still keep two principles in mind from my earliest days: keep it simple and this is a lifelong sport! Below are some tips for anyone considering becoming a triathlete!

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5 Reasons to Try Bodyweight Training

As we move into the peak of long distance training season, it is more important than ever to discuss the benefits of strength training as it contributes to our overall health and performance. At nuun, one of our favorite ways to fit in strength training is through the use of our own body weight. This eliminates the need for a gym or costly equipment while also making efficient use of time!

Besides the obvious cost savings, here are some reasons to consider integrating bodyweight training into your overall conditioning plan.

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3 Easy Tips: Nuun In Your Hydration Vest

We love trail running year round, but fall is by far our favorite season. Winding through trees changing colors, stomping through leaves, and splashing through puddles. Plus the cooler weather provides a welcome relief from the summer’s hot months. With trail running, hydration vests work exceptionally well for hauling bear spray, snacks, and an extra flashlight – with hydration also in tow. Below are some tips for carrying Nuun in your hydration bladder so that you can always be hydrated on those single tracks.

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Chef Vishal: Roasted Vegetable Burrito Bowl

Fall marathons are coming up, and we've got the perfect carb-loarding recipe for the days leading up to your race. This burrito bowl is packed with healthy grains and nutrient-packed veggies. And for an easy weeknight meal, you can prep everything over the weekend and assemble later when you're ready to eat. And it's vegan-friendly!

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Safety First

Whatever goals your chasing - from your first 5k to a marathon PR - you need the right tools to stay healthy and safe. Here's a list of some of our favorite gear to help you put safety first.

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Eat This, Not That

With Fall officially kicking off this past week, we felt like it would be a good idea to post some tips on nutrition and hydration during a marathon. I give this advice to every athlete I work with: practice your fuel strategy. There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to marathon nutrition. You have to find what works for you, as well as give your body time to adapt, and training runs are the best time to do that. The tips below are a good place to start, but won’t do you any good unless you incorporate them during training.

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The Race isn’t Over

By Amy Sproston, Nuun ELITE athlete

Nothing about my 2017 UTMB was going according to plan. I found myself back in roughly 400th place (40th female) about 50km into the 170km race. It all felt like déjà vu though, as I had struggled at UTMB in my previous 4 attempts. I had only finished once before in 2012—the year that the course was shortened due to snow. I’d felt fine at the start, but about 20 minutes in I realized that I was going to have GI issues and started looking for places to stop. This was a theme the first 12 hours, and 10 bathroom stops and 2 trips to medical tents had really slowed my progress.

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Hyper Hydration

Pre-loading electrolytes (or hyper hydration) has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. Recent studies have shown that hyper hydrating can increase your performance during endurance exercise by increasing the availability of fluids and electrolytes, and it's a practice I've personally seen training benefits from.

Have you ever bonked during a long run and reached for a gel or a chew? There are actually two possible reasons. In most cases, your body needs carbs for fuel. But in some cases, your body is having difficulty circulating water and electrolytes. By pre-loading electrolytes, you help ensure your body has what it needs to deliver fluid to your muscles during exercise. Drastically increasing your consumption of sodium and fluids can help increase circulation of water and nutrients in your blood, so your muscles can be firing on all cylinders.

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