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Training Peaks Loves Nuun

Training Peaks knows just as well as anyone that training and racing in hot weather is tough. As the temperatures soar many challenges arise, but one of the most serious ones that an athlete can face is dehydration. Raised heart rate, cramping, and hitting a wall are some of the first signs of dehydration to be aware of, but once symptoms begin there are less ways to effectively combat them. Stay ahead of your hydration plan with these tips!

From the Training Peaks Blog:

Most of us have been there. You’re in the middle of a race and feeling great. Suddenly, and seemingly without notice, you hit the wall. You go from hero to zero in seconds. If the source of your bonk is a nutrition deficit, you can usually recover with time and patience. You slow down, relax, take in some calories, drink plenty of fluid and continue once the veil of darkness has lifted. 

If your bonk is an electrolyte and hydration shortage, however, you may be in more serious trouble. Meredith Terranova, a Registered Dietician in Austin, Texas, cautions: “If you are severely dehydrated and lacking electrolytes, you may suffer extreme consequences including heat-related issues, seizures and even kidney failure.” She refers to a severe hydration and electrolyte deficit as “the showstopper” since it can quickly put an end to your race.

Read more about how to combat dehydration – including drinking Nuun – here. 

#nuunchat with Trek Travel

In honor of the Tour de France – and our very own Tour de Nuun – this month’s #nuunchat partner is Trek Travel!

Sign in to twitter on Wednesday July 11 at noon pdt to chat with Nuun and Trek Travel about your cycling adventures and dreams. 

Trek Travel offers endless options for cycling vacation packages and believes that whether you are on a kid’s bike, hybrid, mountain or road bike, cycling is the best way to fully experience a region. And us hydration experts at Nuun happen to agree! Their vacations combine the virtues of traveling by bike with the art of living well, and have endless options for cycling vacation packages regardless of your cycling style. Unfortunately we can’t all be riding the Tuscan countryside or climbing the Alps next week, but we CAN help you get away for an hour to share and dream about it!

And 3 lucky #nuunchat participants (chosen at random) will win a Tour de Nuun limited edition 4-pack, a Nuun water bottle, and a Trek Travel dri-fit shirt!

Sounds like fun?

  1. Sign in to twitter at noon pdt on Wednesday July 11 to join in.
  2. Follow @nuunhydration and @trektravel. Participate by answering questions tweeted by @nuunhydration.
  3. Use the #nuunchat hashtag to be entered to win!

 

More details:

What is #nuunchat?

#nuunchat is a Twitter chat. A Twitter chat is like one big real-time online conversation where participants share ideas back and forth, all in 140 characters or less.

 

How does #nuunchat work?

@nuunhydration (make sure you follow us!) will start tweeting at noon pdt. In order to join the conversation just reply and use the#nuunchat hashtag! Trek Travel will Nuunchatting too, so be sure to follow them at @trektravel to catch great advice and get your questions answered. You’ll have a lot more fun if you interact with other Nuunchatters too though, so feel free to reply to everyone (or anything that strikes your fancy) to offer advice or ask questions.

 

How do I get #nuunchat to show in my feed so I don’t miss any interaction?

Our recommendation is that during the chat you have multiple windows open. Keep one window open on your account with the @Mentions page, so that you can see when @nuunhydration, @trektravel, or other Nuunchatters interact with you.  Then keep another window open on the search page, and continually refresh your search for #nuunchat. By searching the hashtag you’ll sure to catch all the conversation for maximum fun.

 

Happy Hour with Nuun

Kona Cola Float spotted at hydration headquarters!

If you follow us on Facebook and twitter you’ve probably seen us touting the Kona Cola Float this week. What a great refreshing treat for summer!

The overwhelming response inspired us to mix, test, and perfect new Nuun All Day cocktail recipes to help those 21 and older stay cool on warm summer evenings.

If you have a favorite – or a recipe of your own – let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to test it out.

Happy Hydrating!

 

NUUN ALL DAY COCKTAIL MENU

Nuun tested; Nuun approved!

Creamsicle

  • 1 Nuun All Day Tangerine Lime tablet dissolved in 4 oz of water
  • 1.5 oz of Whipped Pinnacle vodka
  • ½ Lime squeezed

Margarita

  • 1 Nuun All Day Grapefruit Orange tablet dissolved in 2 oz of water
  • 1.5 oz of Tequila
  • 3/4 oz of Triple Sec
  • Squeeze of Lime

AfterNuun delight

  • 1 oz Nuun All Day Grape Raspberry simple syrup*
  • ½ oz Triple Sec
  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • Shake it!
  • ½ Lemon squeezed
  • Stir

ChampNuun

  • .5 oz Nuun All Day Grape Raspberry or Blueberry Pomegranate simple syrup*
  • 4 oz of Champagne

Nook & Ginny

  • 1 oz Nuun All Day Tangerine Lime simple syrup*
  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 4 oz Tonic water
  • Ice
  • Lime squeezed
  • Shaken

Wangsta Wheela

  • 1 Nuun All Day Grapefruit Orange tablet dissolved in 4 oz of water
  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1.5 Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
  • 1.5 oz fruit juice (recommended juice: POG)

*Nuun All Day Simple Syrup Preparation

Dissolve 2 tablets of any Nuun All Day flavor into 8 ounces of water. When completely dissolved mix the Nuun All Day water with 2 cups of sugar. Stir until all sugar is dissolved.

AfterNuun Delight Team Announcement

This year Nuun’s Hood to Coast theme is AfterNuun Delight, and we’re happy to finally announce the 3 teams that will represent us out on the course: Morning, Noon, and Night! Each team is made up of a van driver, at least one Nuun employee, and 5 other ladies that will spread hydration love from Mount Hood to the Oregon Coast.

We’re getting close to the start of the journey, so wish our ladies luck!

You can check out the legs they’ll be facing on the Hood to Coast website.

 

Team Morning: AfterNuun Delight

Van 1

Tricia – Tricia Minnick: Legs 1, 13, 25

Corey – Schnoodles of Fun: Legs 2, 14, 26

Stephanie – Epicurious Runner: Legs 3, 15, 27

Jess – Blonde Ponytail: Legs 4, 16, 28

Caitlin – Nuun Employee: Legs 5, 17, 29

Ricole Runs – Ricole Runs: Legs 6, 18, 30

 

Van 2

Erin – Nuun Employee: Legs 7, 19, 31

Elizabeth – Running For Bling: Legs 8, 20, 32

Dorothy – Mile Posts: Legs 9, 21, 33

Amanda  – Runninghood: Legs 10, 22, 34

Jennifer – The Fit Fork: Legs 11, 23, 35

XLMIC – Taking It On: Legs 12, 24, 36

 

Team Noon: AfterNuun Delight

Van 1

Kelly – According to Kelly: Legs 1, 13, 25

Laura – Nuun Employee: Legs 2, 14, 26

Laura– Camping Out In America: Legs 3, 15, 27

Jocelyn – Enthusiastic Runner: Legs 4, 16, 28

Sarah – Once Upon a (L)ime: Legs 5, 17, 29

Molly – Mollyberries’ Hodge Podge: Legs 6, 18, 30

 

Van 2

Tonia – Racing With Babes: Legs 7, 19, 31

Kim – Nuun Employee: Legs 8, 20, 32

Tiffany – Heavy Medal: Legs 9, 21, 33

Zoe – Nuun Employee: Legs 10, 22, 34

Jessica – Pace of Me: Legs 11, 23, 35

Lindsay – Lindsay On The Go: Legs 12, 24, 36

 

Team Night: AfterNuun Delight

Van 1

Caroline – Canadian Runner in Exile: Legs 1, 13, 25

Lauren – Health on the Run: Legs 2, 14, 26

Vanessa – Gourmet Runner: Legs 3, 15, 27

Shanna – Smack! Media, Nuun Partner: Legs 4, 16, 28

Susan – Nurse on the Run: Legs 5, 17, 29

Robyn  - run pretty run fast: Legs 6, 18, 30

 

Van 2

Emily – Sweat Once a Day: Legs 7, 19, 31

Katie – Katie RUNS This: Legs 8, 20, 32

Sarah – Running Starfish: Legs 9, 21, 33

Harmony – Keep on Keeping On: Legs 10, 22, 34

Megan – Nuun Employee: Legs 11, 23, 35

Kelsey – The Go Girl Blog: Legs 12, 24, 36

 

Alternates

Andrea Ste Marie – The MF Dre

Jess McMullin – Run with Jess

Katie McFarland – mom’s little running buddy

Kayte McNulty – Long Legs on the Loose

Krissy Murphy – Shiawase Life

Meggie Smith – The Thinks I Can Think