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​Tips for a successful race day

Race day is the ultimate culmination of an enormous amount of hard work. Over the last few months, you’ve made sacrifices in time and energy, put in the tough training hours and ensured your body is in tip-top physical shape for performance. BUT, even though your physiological self is race-ready, there are many other factors that can contribute to the success or downfall of race day. Nuun’s got you covered for the full mind-body-spirit preparation heading into the big day!

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​Nuun’s guide to hyper-hydration

The what, the why, the how, the when.

Electrolyte circulation? Check
Fluid absorption on point? Affirmative.
Increased endurance performance? Oh, heck yea!

How is it that you reach this state of hydration bliss you ask? Two words: hyper-hydration. We’ve seen a growing popularity in the practice of pre-loading electrolytes over the last couple of years, and studies have pointed back to increased performance during endurance exercise as a result! Nuun’s hyper-hydration guide provides the basics of what you need to know before adding this hydration tactic into your long-haul regimen.

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Nuun Kit Size Guide

We know ordering new gear online without trying it on first can be tough, so we asked the Nuun crew to pitch in! We're sharing the size we wear in our Pactimo kits as well as our height and weight to help you make an informed decision. When you're ready to place your order, you can click the links below!

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​Top 5 Tips for Running with Your Dog

One of the greatest pleasures of being a runner is being able to share your workout with your best 4-legged friend! Whether you’re running by trail, mountain, or road…running with your dog can help the miles fly by, or keep them dragging. Here are our top 5 helpful tips to make sure you and your pup are in it for the long-haul!

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The Role of Electrolytes

​All electrolytes are vital for the ongoing steady function of our bodies, but each of them individually plays a specific role in keeping our internal systems flowing. Nuun Electrolytes contains 4 essential electrolytes that keep our bodies happy, healthy and hydrated.

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​Hydrating in the Heat

As the summer heats up, it’s more important than ever to prep for proper hydration. There are many ways that you can set yourself up for success when it comes to working out in the increasingly hot outdoors. Plan ahead this summer with some of our pointers below! Serious workout + Outdoor heat + Hydration prep = Good sweaty vibes!

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​Rise above the temperature: How to train WITH the heat, not against it

Hello again sunshine! Long days! Early mornings! And...heat stroke?

It’s so easy to get caught up in the excitement of summer training without taking some time to consider the adjustment period your body needs to the heat. The hot days can sneak up on us, and the truth is…running/cycling in the heat takes acclimating.

Have you ever been out for a HOT run at the beginning of the summer and not felt your “regular self” in terms of energy supplies? Welcome to the club! Thankfully, there’s a simple breakdown for that: When the sun heats up, our skin heats up with it. When our outer body is hot, our core temperature also rises, and that’s when (if not properly training and acclimated), we can run into trouble.

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Our Trail Bucket List

As the last of the snow quickly melts away from our favorite trails, trail race season is opening up across the country with a bang! If single track is more your style, check out our trail race bucket list for some of our “top of the list” trail experiences across the US!

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​Taking the Leap to Trail Running

​Taking the leap over to trail running: tips from a trialed trail runner!

As a lifelong road-runner, the transition to the trail running seemed relatively straightforward. Less traffic. more vertical. Good to go! Fast forward 3 weeks into my debut to the trails, and a severely sprained ankle proved me otherwise. Biggest lesson learned: the sport of trail running is drastically different from hitting the pavement.

So, what did I do? I recovered from my humbling injury and got trail smart. With a few easy adjustments, I made a much smoother transition to #traillife and enjoyed the very best of what trail running has to offer!

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​Miles with you

Miles With You
an ode to the hydration pack

My old faithful,
My voyager of the unexplored,
My pioneer of endurance.

I carry your weight,
You bring the refreshment.
A match made in trail heaven...

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