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Fueling Your Ultra

By Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist

Over the past several months, I’ve been gearing up to make my ultra-debut with very low expectations on how fast or slow I’ll run. For me, my goal for my first ultra is to survive, and not have any nutrition issues!

An area I preach repeatedly to any athlete I work with is to practice, practice, practice! Which is why I finalized what I was going to eat and drink during the race many months ago, so I can practice during training, and make any necessary adjustments before race day.

For this blog, I’m focusing on what to eat, why you should eat, and what I eat and drink before a workout and during training.

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It’s all about recovery

By: Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist

Nutrition and hydration can play a major role in how our bodies can recovery after a tough workout. I’ve spent the most time researching recovery nutrition, over any other facets of sports nutrition because I truly believe it’s the most important.

Why? Because how we recovery will dictate the effort of the subsequent workout. If that isn’t enough to show how important recovery is, think of this way…elite and professional athletes dope to help improve their recovery. The illegal substances they’re consuming (EPO, HGH, etc.) all work to help repair and re-build the body, allowing them to work harder the next day, then athletes who are competing clean. Dopers still work very hard during training, but by cheating you speed up the time it takes for your body to repair itself.

For this blog, we’ll focus on three ‘general’ aspects on recovery; timing, immune health, and nutrition.

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​Join Us on the Start Line in Ottawa!

For the past couple of years, nuun has been the official supplier of electrolyte hydration of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, and we're excited to be back for another year! Here are a few reasons why we’re pumped to be the hydration partner of Canada’s largest marathon and multi-day running event, and why you should join us on the start line on May 27 and 28th!

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get dialed in!

by dave henkel, nuunelite athlete and head coach of speed sherpa: mindful coaching.

With early season 'A' races for many athletes about 8 weeks away, I have been speaking to some of my athletes about several key items that will improve their performance and wanted to share these thoughts with the Nuuniverse. Here's some items to consider for your upcoming event. While these ideas are aimed towards triathletes, any endurance athlete can benefit from putting these tips into practice as your “big day” approaches!

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Kara Goucher’s Silver Medal

​by kevin rutherford and nuun elite kara goucher

Over the past few months, thankfully several athletes have been retroactively awarded Olympic and World Championship medals. Each of these athletes dedicated years of hard work for a chance to earn that medal, and this is vindication of everything they’ve given to their sport. But for many, this moment brings mixed feelings.

A decade late, they are unable to share a moment of pride with their country on the podium. There are no tears of joy to take in what they just achieved, there is no prize money, and there are no sponsorship bonuses. And often, there is little communication from their sport's federation

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Earth Day 2017 featuring Nuun-Powered Delivery!

Here at Hydration HQ, we believe in three things: clean product, clean sport, and clean planet. As part of our commitment to continue to reduce our environmental footprint, we're offering free delivery to our Seattle neighbors!

In honor of Earth Day, next Friday (April 21st), we will run, bike, walk, maybe even crawl, to hand-deliver as many webstore orders as we can.

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introducing nuun performance!

Science is constantly evolving, and with that comes learning. Over the past decade we’ve closely studied how the human body functions during endurance exercise, and found that hydration plays a key role in helping mitigate the stresses of endurance exercise. With that comes performance, the first sport drink mix verified by the Non-GMO Project and Informed Choice, reassuring our commitment to clean, pure ingredients.

But just what is Performance?

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8 reasons to run the san francisco marathon

we're excited to return as the official hydration sponsor of the san francisco marathon! there's nothing like running across the golden gate bridge, and the incredible views make every hill worth it. so, with a little help from team nuun, here are 8 reasons we think you should join us at tsfm this year!

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​break the mold: run in the afternoon

you often hear people speak about running in the morning with a tremendous amount of gusto and enthusiasm. and for many years, I tried to assimilate myself to this group of uber-motivated morning people. however, after years of trying to pretend that this is enjoyable I had an epiphany; “running in the early morning is the worst. the absolute worst”. all that being said, I understand that life sometimes necessitates a morning run in order to run at all during an overly busy day. but the question I have for you is, “if given the choice, would you still run in the morning?”

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Race Day Rituals

Whether you're superstitious or not, we all have our race day rituals. From wearing our lucky socks to rocking out to pump up jams to eating the right breakfast, these routines help us feel ready for anything as we toe the start line. But have you ever wondered how professional athletes prepare for competition? We did, so we asked a few of our elite athletes to share their rituals with us. We were happy to hear they still get nervous before a race, too!

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