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meet our 2015 HTC team: The Tubesters

we're very excited to have two teams running hood to coast this year! meet the tubesters. most of the runners are team nuun athletes, and a few are members of the nuun crew you can follow their adventures on instagram by following the tag #nuunhtc.

Dave, Brian, and Vishal

our very own Brian @briangorun

1. what is your favorite pre-race meal?
a massive burrito!

2. what is your favorite race memory?
Running my first night leg at a relay - it was pitch black outside when I started and as I ran the sun slowly started to light up the sky!

3. why do you love being a part of team nuun?
I love seeing all the awesome activities and accomplishments of the Team Nuun members! It is super inspiring to know so many awesome athletes!

4. what are you looking forward to most at htc?
Meeting Team Nuun athletes from all over the country!

our very own Vishal @vishalpatel__

1. what is your favorite pre-race meal?
fried rice

2. what is your favorite race memory?
Losing count of which lap I was on during my first 10,000 m on the track, what's crazy is I ended up winning the race.

3. why do you love being a part of team nuun?
The support system that team nuun has created is incredible, you can get cheered on and motivated from athletes all of the country.

4. what are you looking forward to most at htc?
Finally being an assigned runner

our very own Dave @daveswoish

1. what is your favorite pre-race meal?
bagel and butter/cream cheese

2. what is your favorite race memory?
Bryce 100. Falling asleep on the trail at mile 75ish at 3 am.

3. why do you love being a part of team nuun?
BECAUSE I GET TO DRINK ALLLLLL THE NUUN!!!

4. what are you looking forward to most at htc?
The beer at the end of each leg. The beer during each leg. The beer at the end. Seeing Vishal with his shirt off. Annoying Molly while she drives. All the lovely smells we will encounter.

Phillip, Lauren, and Laura

Phillip @phill_mina

1. what is your favorite pre-race meal?
peanut butter and jelly sandwich

2. what is your favorite race memory?
Finishing my first NYC Marathon!

3. why do you love being a part of team nuun?
Team Nuun has inspired me not only to become a better runner but a better person. There are so many of us who are an inspiration and an influencer. I love how everyone is engaging and full of energy. Team Nuun has become more like a family to me!

4. what are you looking forward to most at htc?
g
etting to meet the rest of the team and creating some unforgettable memories! Enjoying every minute while having a fun experience!

Lauren @thelpinsd

1. what is your favorite pre-race meal?
cheese pizza!

2. what is your favorite race memory?
Crossing the Boston Marathon finish line

3. why do you love being a part of team nuun?
The other inspiring people on the team...and drinking as much Nuun as possible

4. what are you looking forward to most at htc?
The sleep deprived hilarity of being in a van for that long.

Laura @laurabraziel

1. what is your favorite pre-race meal?
Oatmeal, peanut butter, banana

2. what is your favorite race memory?
when I crossed the finish line of my first half marathon. That was the moment that I felt like I was a runner and that I could achieve hard tasks.

3. why do you love being a part of team nuun?
Team Nuun is fun, energetic, and crazy - while still working hard. Hydrating passion + love for people = Team Nuun. And I like that. I feel like I fit in.

4. what are you looking forward to most at htc?
Being a cheerleader. I love encouraging others.

Loran, Ashley, and Cody

Loran @coachloran

1. what is your favorite pre-race meal?
pizza and a beer

2. what is your favorite race memory?
1986 XC Regionals, running the race of my life for my mother who was in late stage of cancer.

3. why do you love being a part of team nuun?
I like representing "give back" type of organizations. NUUN feels and acts like a company that listens and cares for the athletic world.

4. what are you looking forward to most at htc?
I love to run, I love to run in new places, and I love to meet new people. HTC accomplishes all three!

Ashley @ashleymitch

1. what is your favorite pre-race meal?
toast with peanut butter and honey, a small glass of orange juice, and a few sips of cherry limeade nuun!

2. what is your favorite race memory?
Running my first marathon, the Bayshore Marathon, in 3:25...a BQ and 10 minutes faster than I had trained for! I spent the entire race wondering why it felt so easy, it was the most amazing run of my life so far

3. why do you love being a part of team nuun?
I love how Nuun is so committed to healthy living, the environment, and being active as well the fact that they take such great care of all of their customers! I also love just how much fun and supportive the community of Ambassadors is, no matter their goal, pace, or distance.

4. what are you looking forward to most at htc?
Meeting my awesome teammates from all across the country as well as the amazing people behind one of my favorite companies! I've also never been to the west coast before or run a relay race, so I'm so excited to see and run in an area I've never been to with people I've never met in a race I've always dreamed of doing. It's going to be such a fun adventure.

Cody @cmcphers

1. what is your favorite pre-race meal?
Chips - Never met a chip I didn't like!

2. what is your favorite race memory?
Whether it's taking in the city scape, mountains or water, or the spectators, each race offers its own experience and I try to take it all in.

3. why do you love being a part of team nuun?
Team Nuun is filled with people from all walks of life, learning what makes these folks tick, push further and challenge themselves is highly motivating. We all stand behind the Nuun brand because we know it's a superior product in its industry.

4. what are you looking forward to most at htc?
Participating in this iconic event with a team of strangers I can learn from, encourage, and hydrate the heck out of other runners with, is a perfect way to spend a weekend!

Cam, Jody, and Jacenta

Cam @cammcw

1. what is your favorite pre-race meal?
instant oatmeal and 16 oz of Nuun Kona Cola... of course!

2. what is your favorite race memory?
Picking up my race packet the day before the Malibu Int. Marathon - my first marathon in Nov. 2013. Stupidly nervous and excited all at once. Never slept a wink that night and LOVED the whole experience.

3. why do you love being a part of team nuun?
What a great community of like-minded folks who enjoy getting out there and pushing their limits! I have also made a few friends in other parts of the U.S. that I will be calling on when visiting other cities in the future with races/work etc. Nuun do a great job of connecting folks on Team Nuun through community events such as virtual races, athlete spotlights etc.

4. what are you looking forward to most at htc?
I have never run a relay race before so I am looking forward to the experience and the camaraderie it will bring. Meeting folks I have connected with virtually will be great and hearing war stories from other peoples running adventures. I also don't sleep a lot so I suppose that is a good thing!

Jody @crossmyheartfitness

1. what is your favorite pre-race meal?
peanut butter and banana sandwich, and coffee

2. what is your favorite race memory?
Cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon 2014. It meant so much because I ran my very first Boston the year before, 2013, and I finish just prior to the bombs so this race was very emotional. I grabbed a volunteer after I crossed the finish line and cried my eyes out.

3. why do you love being a part of team nuun?
I love the spirit of the Team Nuun members. Such a positive, supportive group of people. No only do we have the love of running in common, but we are working together as ONE (team) in a sport that is predominately individual. You don't get that opportunity much in running.

4. what are you looking forward to most at htc?
I have to pick just one?! The experience of running in such a prestigious race, my first relay! Plus the opportunity to get to know me fellow Team Nuun members from all over the country as well as meeting those at the corporate headquarters. And last but not least, traveling to Seattle and Oregon, two places I have never visited before.

Jacenta @trackjc43

1. what is your favorite pre-race meal?
ribs/chicken with potatoes

2. what is your favorite race memory?
the first 5k I talked my husband into running "easy" with me - ended up going quite fast for the first mile and paying for it in the end. However, he must have liked it because we have done hundreds of races since!

3. why do you love being a part of team nuun?
I love being part of team Nuun because you get to have a team atmosphere even though the "team" is all around the country! I love the support and all the awesome people and performances that have been achieved this season so far. I also love representing a company that is so enthusiastic and supportive!

4. what are you looking forward to most at htc?
I am looking forward to 1.) meeting all the other crazy Nuun runners, 2.) seeing all the beautiful scenery, 3.) experiencing this amazing opportunity and see what relays are all about 4.) experience Nuun and all it has to offer from the Headquarters to the employees. SO EXCITED!


join us in wishing the tubesters good luck!

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