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maor is headed to worlds!

maor's road to the world championships has been an exciting one, to say the least. she first qualified for a spot in rio at the ottawa marathon during a tough heat wave that left many unable to finish the course, despite being her first ever marathon! then early this year, she worked hard to overcome an injury and prove her fitness. now, she's headed to london to race in the iaaf world championships, feeling confident and ready to show what she's made of.

click below to read our q&a with maor!

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trail etiquette 101

Any given weekend, you can find me out on the trails racking up the miles. And it may seem like the "Wild West" to many, but if everyone follows these tips, we can all enjoy sharing the trails!

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finding your mojo

here at hydration hq, we're on a mission to encourage everyone to live a more active life. and we know getting started in a new sport may be a little intimidating (especially as an adult), but it doesn't have to be. so we're sharing how the some of us nuunies got our start in the hopes that we inspire at least a few of you to try something new!

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7 reasons to run a virtual race

as the running community has grown, virtual races have become a popular alternative to a traditional race. we've hosted a few of our own in the past (and another one in the works), so you've probably guessed we're fans. here are 7 reasons why we love virtual races!

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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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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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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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My First Elite Bib

by ​Lindsay Khan

​When I was 11 or 12 years old, I remember crying on track and field day as I walked two laps of the track that had been spray painted on the grass at my elementary school. When I was in high school, I was in swimming and was asked to try a track practice. I ran the practices and couldn’t walk the next day. My childhood was riddled with knee injuries from competitive dance, and running was the furthest from something you’d find me doing. When I was 19, my mom joined a learn to run clinic. Surely if she could do it, I could too. I could barely run 200m without stopping, but I was determined to run 5k. Two months later, I did. I am a firm believer that things come to us when we need them the most. Running came into my life exactly when I needed it - even if I didn’t know it at the time.

10 years and two kids after that 5k run, I ran my very first marathon and qualified for Boston. A few months later, I learned about the elite standards for the 10k at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and signed up to run a 10k. The B standard was sub 40:00. I ran 37:54 and my elite application was accepted a few days later. I knew it would be a difficult transition going from Boston to a 10k within 5 weeks. I was physically and mentally exhausted when I completed Boston.

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how to do a sweat test

we know you understand the importance of staying hydrated, especially now that summer is here. but it can be tough to know how much fluid you need. too much fluid during a workout can lead to stomach issues, and too little can lead to dehydration. fortunately, there's a simple test you can run to help you create a hydration plan!

follow these easy steps to calculate your sweat rate.

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acclimating to the heat

summer doesn't officially start for a few more weeks, but high temperatures are already here to stay! as you've probably already noticed, your usual pace feels a lot harder in the heat than in cooler temperatures. your body needs time to adapt to heat and humidity, and acclimating to the heat helps reduce your risk of heat related illness.

follow these tips to help your body adjust.

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