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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.Read More
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!Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
We're giving it to you straight up: 11 fun facts about the marathon. We hope they help motivate you through your next race, or inspire you to sign up for your first!Read More
You might think weight training and marathon training don't mix. We've all heard it before: "I'm chasing a personal best and don't want to bulk up!" But strength training is an important component to cross training for a marathon. The right exercises improve your stability, build power in your legs, and reduce your risk of injury. Adding lean muscle mass also improves the rate at which your body burns fat!
Cross training can help you reach your goals, but overdoing it can derail your training. So how do you incorporate lifting into your training plan?
it's officially september, and that means fall marathon season! any marathoner will tell you there's no feeling quite like the first time you finish 26.2 miles. and to help you reach your first marathon finish line, we have a few tips to ensure a successful race day!Read More