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hot summer workouts

Recently we talked about ways you can ​combat the stresses put on your body when it is exposed to heat and humidity. But have you ever wondered why we need to spend extra attention to hydration during the summer?

It starts (and ultimately ends) with thermoregulation, which when functioning efficiently helps keep the body cool. Maintaining a proper core temperature goes hand in hand with thermoregulation, and can be achieved by proper hydration. But, before dig any further, let’s remind ourselves how our body naturally keeps us cool. It works via four main processes’ or methods.

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long rides are about fuel and survival

Near the end of every year, cycling apparel brand Rapha poses a challenge to riders around the world: ride ​500 kilometers (around 310 miles) between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This may seem easy enough, but once you throw in the usually less-than-enjoyable weather that time of year, holidays (and the usual travel and family obligations that come with them), and the abbreviated daylight hours, it starts to get a little inconvenient.

I usually complete the Festive 500 by chipping away at the mileage a little every day, with a few days of rest here and there to make time for family and the holidays. This last year, with more obligations than ever, I decided to get a little crazy, and try and complete the distance in one ride, and convince some of my more gullible/adventurous friends to join me.

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meet nuun sigma sport

we're proud to sponsor ​nuun sigma sport, a london-based cycling team that races both on and off the track. we sat down with cameron fraser, team manager and road/track cyclist, to learn more about the world of track cycling and how the team juggles work, life, and training. plus we've got his pick for winner of the tour this year!

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Chef Vishal: Grilled Veggie Pasta

This dish takes less than thirty minutes to prepare, and is loaded with vitamins and minerals! Recover or fuel up with this vegetarian grilled pasta dish!

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which nuun is right for you?

hydration means more than drinking ​8 glasses of water a day. that's why we have a nuun for any hydration situation! so which nuun is right for you?

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nuuntini testing: white wine nuun-gria

summer is in full swing and we at nuun HQ are celebrating the extra rays with this white wine nuun-gria! seriously folks, the flavors of watermelon and pineapple, along with lemon lime nuun, pack the perfect punch in this breezy cocktail. kick up your feet, cool off and replenish those key electrolytes. drink it up!

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The Juice: Mint Matcha, comin’ atcha!

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!

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5 Tips for Beating the Heat

By Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist

I don't believe in "hacks." Put in the hard work and stay dedicated, and results are achievable. But over the years, I've learned a few "tricks" to help athletes stay cool during a hot training session. Follow these tips to beat the heat this summer.

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Chef Vishal: Quinoa Salad

By Chef Vishal

Recover like a pro with this plant-based, vegan quinoa salad.

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Chasing Carrots

by ​heather kampf, nuun elite and queen of the road mile

​So I get these weekly emails from my coach about where and when Team USA Minnesota is meeting for workouts throughout the week. It seems silly, but I honestly just cried with joy when I received it today because for the first time in 10 weeks, I’m not just deleting it. I GET TO WORK OUT WITH MY TEAM TOMORROW ON THE TRACK!!

I should probably rewind a little bit though…on March 30th I went out for a normal run, I felt a little flat, and thought to myself, ‘I should replace these shoes’.The rest of that day I was a little achy in my right SI joint, an area that has acted up sporadically for as long as I’ve been running. This had been particularly true after a hard fall on that right side this past winter when I was out walking my dogs on an icy day. It was one of those things I didn’t worry much about though, because it always seemed to get better with a little treatment and never actually hurt when I ran...

By that evening, I couldn’t walk. After an MRI a couple days later, I learned that workout might possibly be the best 10 x 300m ever run with a sacral stress fracture?

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