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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
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!Read More
This is not a drill! Repeat, this is not a drill! Applications for our 2017 ambassador program are officially open!Read More
It is still pretty surreal for me to think that I was actually there; that I got to race in the Olympic Games and represent my country; that I had my biggest dream come true…Being part of the Israeli Olympic team to Rio was an experience of a life time.
After taking a much needed break from it all; spending time with my family and my friends back in Israel, not thinking about goals, miles, times or how many hours of sleep I got, I have decided it is time to get back to my routine and return back to Boulder.
Little did I know, that getting back to training would be very difficult; mentally, physically and emotionally.
It’s almost time for one of our favorite seasons… no, not the winter holidays, we’re talking about ambassador application season! We look forward to this experience as we connect with our most dedicated and enthusiastic fans, and have the opportunity to invite new athletes to apply to be part of our nuun family! Our ambassadors help to spread the #nuunlove everywhere they go. They also get exclusive product discounts, opportunities to participate in events with us, and access to cool ambassador-only swag!
If you think this sounds like a team you’d like to be a part of, keep reading to find out if you would be a good fit!
By Sara Colangelo
Rejoice athletic moms-to-be! The American medical community is finally behind prenatal exercise for the majority of pregnancies. Exercising while pregnant is known to: improve or maintain cardiovascular fitness; lift your mood; ward off gestational diabetes and hypertension; fight fatigue; decrease body discomfort and excess weight gain as pregnancy progresses; and prepare your body for an easier labor. Yes, please!
Pregnancy is not the time to take up new activities (except maybe prenatal yoga – I’m now a convert!) but with certain adjustments, many training routines can be continued while cooking your little bun in the oven. Below are some common activities and modifications that I’ve discussed with my doctor and tried myself!
As our virtual roadtrip comes to a close, we head to Vancouver, BC. Seattle's sister-city to the north, we've always felt right at home in Vancouver and we think it's the perfect spot to end our roadtrip. Taking the wheel is nuun elite triathlete Trav Mckenzie. An Aussie transplant, Trav now calls the wet coast home. We'll let him take it from here!
As an athlete, Vancouver is one of the best cities I’ve lived in. With the right wet weather gear (and attitude), you can train here, year round. The ease of access to world class terrain and facilities, it really is an undiscovered Endurance Sports mecca. For visitors, there is also so much to explore, once you’re done working out.
The IRONMAN World Championship coming up this weekend is the most iconic event in triathlon. Entry to the big event in the original home of the IRONMAN distance (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run) is by qualification only, bringing some of the best professional and amateur athletes in the world to this race.
Racing on the big island is an experience unlike any other. The heat, the humidity, and the wind create a daunting course for an already challenging event, and the buzz of energy emitting from all of the other athletes is absolutely contagious. To be part of the exclusive club to cross the finish line on Ali'i drive is a lifetime achievement that many of these athletes work toward for years and will never forget.
here at hydration hq, we’re excited to cheer on five of our ambassadors in Kona.
guest blog by Tyler Andrews
nuun ELITE athlete
On August 2nd, I perched on a small boulder some twelve-thousand feet up in the Andes and dipped my barefoot feet into a frigid glacial stream. Paul and Scott - two of my college interns helping me lead my group of high-schoolers through the mountains - joined in for the makeshift ice-bath. Unlike the previous seven weeks, our legs weren’t sore from daily running. No, in stark contrast to the previous seven weeks, we hadn’t run at all that day. We were now encircled by snow-capped mountains, en route to Machu Picchu.
Last year, we told you about one of the toughest marathons in the world: The Great Wall Marathon. With steep steps and rapid elevation changes, this is a grueling 26.2. Truly the race of a lifetime. Team Nuun athlete Carla is one of few that has run The Great Wall Marathon and what follows is her account of "the hardest marathon in the world."
What was Facebook trying to tell me? - Suggested post - “Ready for your next challenge? The Great Wall of China: The hardest marathon in the world." Why was this post constantly taunting me? I couldn't login without the "Sign Up Now" button calling...Read More