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Prepped, Ready & Hydrated Kara Takes NYC

This Sunday, Kara Goucher will compete in the TCS New York City Marathon. We will be live tweeting her race on Sunday morning. BONUS: In preparation for an exciting race weekend, we got to chat with Kara about all things NYC marathon. Enjoy! [caption id="attachment_4057" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Kara Goucher 2014 Philly Rock n Roll Half Marathon, photo via our friend Oiselle[/caption] How are you feeling as you about to head into the TCS New York City Marathon? I feel great.  I feel healthy and excited.  I know that I am not in the best shape of my career, but I am healthy and I have...

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Post-Marathon Blues

All of the hard work leading up to a marathon can take a lot out of you. All of the early mornings and weekend long runs can limit your energy for social encounters, and sometimes non-athletes don’t understand the sacrifices. But in the end, after you cross that finish line, the sacrifices are all worth it.

More than just the training though, one of the most difficult things about running a marathon is realizing that it is over. The post-marathon hangover is real. You will analyze your splits, assess how you felt leading up to the race (and during), and in some...

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First Marathon Tips

Throughout the month of September we’re posting the best tips and tricks we can find to help you through your first, or next, marathon. You can find tips on fueling and how to stay on track for race day here and here, and stay tuned throughout the month for more Marathon Month articles, giveaways, and running fun.

For this installment we asked our friend, and one of the most inspiring athletes we know, Kara Goucher to take us through what she learned during her first marathon. Lucky for us she learned a lot, and is sharing her own best tips and tricks...

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Six Tips to Help You Stay on Track on Race Day

As race day nears, many thoughts go through a runner’s mind. But don’t worry, race day (or week) jitters are normal! In the week leading up to a race it’s best to stick to your plan, and trust your training. Don’t worry about what the latest research article, or your training partner, recommends. You’ve been training for months now and it’s best to follow what you’ve practiced and stick to what you know.

Here are some tips to help you stay on track for race day:

1.) Stick to the plan – be confident in your training, make sure you do not feel hungry at any...

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Nuun Ambassadors take on Hood to Coast 2014

Hood to Coast, a.k.a. the mother of all relays, is a 200 mile running relay from Mt. Hood to Seaside, OR. Nuun has been a long-time sponsor of Hood to Coast and we love to run a relay, so we invited our biggest fans to come run with us: our Ambassadors. Here are some of our favorite photos that capture the unforgettable times we all...

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Emma’s First 5k

Team Nuun keeps growing and growing, and one of our newest and brightest additions is Emma. She recently got inspired to run her first 5k, and not only knocked it out of the park but benefited the Seattle Animal Shelter with her sweat!

So how did it go? Read below for her firsthand account and some pretty compelling reasons to join in the Furry 5k fun next year!

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One can’t work at a place like Nuun long before getting swept up in the positive, fanatically active lifestyle at the office. After only a month, I started feeling convicted to stretch myself by trying...

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Team Nuun Energy Wins Ragnar Chicago

This past weekend Team Nuun Energy took to the streets of Chicago with one goal: to win and keep their title as Ragnar Relay Chicago champions!

Nuun crew member Vishal spearheaded the team, so we asked him, "What exactly does it take to win a Ragnar Relay?"

Here is his list of requirements. Think you can take on Team Nuun Energy next year?

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By Vishal Patel

This past weekend I had the pleasure of running with eleven really fast guys, trying to repeat what we did a year ago. Win Ragnar Madison to Chicago. In 2013, we ran a solid relay and crossed the...

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Nuun Runs Ragnar Trail Zion

Nuun ventured to Southern Utah this past weekend to run Ragnar Trail Zion. With our camping gear, running shoes, lots of snacks and an adventurous attitude, we set off for a weekend of beautiful trails and little sleep. Little did we know what mother nature would add to the mix...

To tell the story of our weekend, we'll let the photos do most the talking.

 

Home for the next 3 days: Zion Ponderosa Ranch

 

A 5-star campsite!

 

Getting caffeinated, Nuun style

Sean filling up the coolers with delicious electrolytes

Safety first! Team at safety meeting before our start.

 

And we're off! Rira (in blue) starting Team Nuun off on the Green Loop:...

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The Thrill of Repeat Racing: Q & A with Sheila Monaghan

Nuun is fielding a team of fitness editors for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in Washington, D.C. on April 27. One of our team members, Sheila Monaghan, will tackle the half six days after running the Boston Marathon. Monaghan is executive editor of Equinox’s Q blog and an accomplished runner, duathlete and triathlete based in New York City. What's your motivation to do the Nike half six days after running Boston? What do you hope to run at both? I ran the Nike Women's Half in San Francisco back in 2009 and loved the experience—it was my first major women-only race, and I've...

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Meet our 2014 Hood to Coast Runners

This year, Nuun's very own Ambassadors will be leading the way as our two teams conquer the 200 miles journey from Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon during the 2014 Hood to Coast relay. Read below to meet the runners and find out why they are excited to run Hood to Coast. Continue to follow the fun by searching #nuunHTC on Twitter and following each runner below.

George O. | Henderson, NV | @georgeokinaka Favorite Nuun Flavor: Strawberry Lemonade

I am really excited to run Hood to Coast with Nuun because it is probably a once in a lifetime experience, and I am really...

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