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by katie rodger, the juice philly
It’s here, it’s finally here! That magical place called SUMMER, where the days are long, the nights are short, and the workouts are well...sweaty. So whether you're training for your first 5k or a longer race come fall, how you hydrate in the heat is as imperative to your routine as your long run.
From muscle recovery to athletic endurance, the right balance of carbs, fat, sodium and electrolytes are crucial components to maintaining your competitive edge. So as we stare down our goals and load up on our greens, we’ve added a boost of caffeine to the surplus(es) of the season, combining cucumbers (to hydrate), mint (to tame the tummy), and matcha to rev up your metabolism, steady your mind, promote concentration, and even enhance your mood .. all before those coveted cardio endorphins kick in!
Ready to sip your way to a stronger, more satisfying summer? Let’s do it!
By Chef Vishal
Recover like a pro with this plant-based, vegan quinoa salad.
By Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist
Over the past several months, I’ve been gearing up to make my ultra-debut with very low expectations on how fast or slow I’ll run. For me, my goal for my first ultra is to survive, and not have any nutrition issues!
An area I preach repeatedly to any athlete I work with is to practice, practice, practice! Which is why I finalized what I was going to eat and drink during the race many months ago, so I can practice during training, and make any necessary adjustments before race day.
For this blog, I’m focusing on what to eat, why you should eat, and what I eat and drink before a workout and during training.
When I find myself consuming a particular snack, food, drink, etc. on a regular basis, I try and re-construct the recipe to control the quality of the ingredients. Cleaner, more pure ingredients will perform much better in your body.
With that said, like most of the country I’ve been on a kombucha kick for quite some time now, and I only recently started brewing it at home hearing one of my co-workers (Arielle) talk about how easy it is.
Science is constantly evolving, and with that comes learning. Over the past decade we’ve closely studied how the human body functions during endurance exercise, and found that hydration plays a key role in helping mitigate the stresses of endurance exercise. With that comes performance, the first sport drink mix verified by the Non-GMO Project and Informed Choice, reassuring our commitment to clean, pure ingredients.
But just what is Performance?
Join Nuun Hydration CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) Kevin Rutherford, and Stacy Sims (PHD, nutrition/hydration expert, and author) for an interactive Q&A. RSVP below to join us at one of 5 locations across the country.
The latest scientific studies in the world of sports nutrition and hydration are leading us back to nature. And whether it’s a hike, a race, or to reach a feeling of health and vitality, the reaching your nutritional goals is easier than you think.
Why does a focus on clean sport, clean product, and clean planet matter, and what will the next generation of sports nutrition look like?
Kevin & Stacy will focus on the 3 C's and why clean matters to help you achieve your personal best.
Here's another one of my favorite tasty, vegan soups that you can whip up over the weekend and enjoy all week! Best part? You can have it as a side dish, or add some rice noodles or sushi rice as the base for a more complete meal.Read More
The rainy season is officially back in Seattle, so it's the perfect time to enjoy a hot bowl of soup. This recipe is easy to make, vegetarian, and sure to satisfy the whole family.Read More
Imagine training with your favorite sport nutrition and hydration brands for months and with great success. Then imagine achieving your personal best on race day using those same sport nutrition products only to find out you unintentionally consumed a banned substance. I know you are thinking that this would never happen to me. But don’t be so sure. This past week I was surprised after reading three athletes had been given suspensions for consuming a banned substance, one of them being on the 2016 nuun elite team.
Do I believe our athlete knowingly ingested a prohibited substance? The answer is simply no, I don’t believe that based on the information I have read. But this situation highlights a big issue at hand for athletes and the industry at large. There are so many options for athletes when it comes to sport nutrition. Many of them are solid, quality products. But how can any athlete trust that their nutrition is, in fact, “clean?”
no, this isn't a blog from Vishal with tips of proper nutrition. (though we do have more coming!) This is about my very real struggle with nutrition while training for a half marathon.
Last year was the first time I'd ever run 8 miles...then 10 miles...then 12. I've previously mentioned that I didn't like running until recently, so I never pushed the distance that far. When I started running farther, I realized something felt off. Every time I tried to run last fall, my legs felt heavy and my calves felt tight. It didn't matter how easy previous runs had been, how much I stretched before hand, or how much I foam-rolled afterwards.