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Best of Houston

Next up on our virtual road trip, we head down to the great state of Texas! Let Team Nuun athlete ​Lindsay​ show you the best spots in Houston to workup a sweat.

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Just because Houston’s hot, doesn’t mean we don’t like to workout. Just give us some Nuun, our favorite running trails and we’ll sweat it out! If you’re looking to explore the hottest city in the south, Houston’s got you covered with trails, bike paths, parks and plenty of fitness studios.

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They’re Headed to the Big Event!

These 6 nuun athletes are headed south for the competition of their lives, but you won't hear us congratulating them in August. Here's why.

Next month, the eyes of the world will turn to the big games that only happen once every 4 years. Sports that don't get a lot of attention during the other three years, like track & field, are suddenly front and center, and it's these athletes' turn to shine. But at a time when their value is highest, they are unable to capitalize on it. Companies that don't sponsor the games, such as nuun, are unable to mention the event or the athletes' names during the blackout period. This is meant to prevent companies from capitalizing on the games, but it also effectively stops us from congratulating or wishing them "good luck" in any way publicly.

We consider each and every one of our athletes part of our nuun family, and wish we could show our support. But just because we can't, doesn't mean you can't.

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Best of Phoenix

Next up on our virtual road trip: Phoenix! We'll let Bill take it from here.

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​​Hi Nuuniverse! My name is Bill, and I am the SoPac Grocery/Drug/Supplement Sales Representative. I am a Mountain Ultra Trail runner who lives in North Phoenix. In my free time, you’ll find me in any of the area’s numerous mountains. What I love about Phoenix is it's a hotspot for anyone with an active lifestyle. Here are a few of my favorite things to do around the valley.

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Too Electrolit To Quit

Ragnar Northwest Passage is coming up this weekend, and since it's in our backyard, we're sending a team from Hydration HQ! Meet the awesome folks behind team #tooelectrolittoquit.

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Best of San Diego

Next on our virtual road trip, we're continuing our journey south to scenic San Diego. We asked 2 SoCal Nuunies - Chris, assistant brand manager, and Angelo, field marketing specialist - to show you around their favorite city. They told us words couldn't do it justice. Instead, they've opted to show you all their favorite spots.

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Best of San Francisco

Up next in our summer series showcasing our favorite training spots, we're headed to San Francisco. There are beautiful views to be found all around the Bay Area, plus the city is full of delicious food for a post-race celebration. We also love that the city's weather tends to be cooler than typical California temps, which is perfect for training.

Katie and Mason, two of our sales gurus based in the Bay Area, want you to love their city as much as they do. Whether you're new to the city or just visiting, make sure you hit up these spots.

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Best of Seattle

​All summer long, we’re giving you a tour of some of our favorite cities. We’ll be sharing our favorite spots to run, ride, or grab a post-race beer. We figured it only right to start with the city Hydration HQ has called home for the last 12 years: Seattle!

Seattle has a reputation for rain, and we love it. Without that rain, we wouldn’t have the trees, grass, moss, shrubs, and waterfalls that make the PNW so uniquely beautiful. And when the sun does shine (as it does all summer long!), there’s no place on earth us Seattleites would rather be.

You could spend your whole life exploring the 100s and 100s of miles of trails in our PNW backyard. But if you’re headed to Seattle and looking to explore, these spots are our faves.

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10 tips for hitting the trails with your pup

Getting off the pavement and onto the trails can bring great variety to your training. Breathing fresh air, running with your dog, moving your feet in different ways, reaching epic views; it’s one of the most fun things you can do with your fluffy buddy! When Yukon and I run together it's not only super fun for him but makes my run more interesting and enjoyable.

Since trail running already brings its own unique challenges, adding your dog to the mix requires a few more things to think about as you climb hills, jump over roots, and hurdle downhill at mach speed all while trying to manage your excited fluffy friend. Here are a few tips to ensure you both have fun:

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6 tips for hydrating in the heat

Summer means beautiful weather that's too nice to stay inside, but it also means heat - a lot of heat. It's supposed to be 90F in Seattle on Sunday - yikes! Training in the heat can be dangerous, but with the right prep and proper hydration, you can make it safely through this summer!

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Do’s and Don’ts of Ultra Running

by Paige and Lynn,
​hydration HQ's newest ultra runners

Over the past few months, we trained for and ran our first trail ultra (and first ultra ever!) at the Gorge Waterfalls 50K. We learned a lot along the way: about ourselves, about each other, and about trail running. ​But first, for those who don't know us, here's a little bit more about me (Paige):

It wasn’t until about 2.5 years ago that I learned to love running and it wasn’t until I started training for my first Ironman that I learned to appreciate the long-distance races. I found the journey extremely humbling and realized I wanted to keep seeing how far I could continue pushing myself. That’s when I decided that my next goal would be to run an ultra marathon. Having never run trails before, I was excited for a new challenge and to learn how my body and mind perform on technical courses vs. a road. Some days were fun, thrilling and felt easy, while others were frustrating and mentally tough, but that’s what it’s all about!

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