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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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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? -- 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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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 looking forward to building new...

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Spring Training: How to Get Ready to Get More Active

The longer daylight hours and warmer temps of spring mean you want to get outside and play. Trust us, we know the feeling. But we also know the feeling of having done too much too soon after being less active during the winter. “It’s important to have a good foundation of the necessary flexibility, mobility, strength, and stability prior to beginning or increasing any level of activity,” says Daniel Frey, a physical therapist and avid trail runner in Portland, Maine. “Proper pre-training conditioning will minimize your risk of injury and decrease intial soreness.” As Frey point out, when your body isn’t ready for a big...

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What it Takes: Completing a 400+ Day Run Streak

Have you ever done a ‘run streak?’ You know, run at least a mile every day for say 30 days? Maybe a couple months? How about 400 days? Well, Nuun Ambassador Chris Malenab, has taken the run streak to the next level and recently hit the 400 day mark. And you want to know what’s impressive? He averages over 9 miles per day. No 1-milers for this guy. Here is a Q & A with Chris about his streaking and what he has experienced over many miles. Nuun: Why do you streak? Did you plan this or has it just happened over time? Chris: I really...

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#nuunchat is back with QT2 Systems

#nuunchat is back, this time with QT2 Systems Jesse Kropelnicki to talk about preparing to have your best race when the weather is hot! Are you ready to race this summer? Hot weather changes everything when it comes to having your best race possible. It affects what you wear, how to hydrate, when to fuel, and sometimes your pace and goals overall. Come chat with Nuun and QT2 Systems to learn best practices that will keep you running and racing through the weather to come this summer.  What is QT2 Systems? QT2 Systems was founded by Jesse Kropelnicki as a multisport coaching outlet. An accomplished...

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2013 Nuun Hood to Coast Team Announcement

The past 2 years, Nuun has pulled together teams of bloggers to run the mother of all relays – Hood to Coast. From Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon, those women have run their hearts out, shared lots of laughs and their love for running, created memories and lifelong friendships and blogged about the entire thing. We can’t wait to do it again this year with a new group of runners! Reviewing all of the amazing candidates was an honor. It was no easy task to select our team because every applicant was so deserving. However, after literally hours of viewing and thoughtful...

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Nuun to Hydrate Ragnar Relay Series

Nuun is proud to announce that we are the official hydration sponsor for the Ragnar Relay Series! What does being the official hydration sponsor mean?  It means that Nuun will be served on course at all Ragnar Relays through 2014. It means that Ragnarians will get special hydration information as well as offers from us. And it also means that Nuun will be at every race running and hydrating the masses. Want to get involved? There are 3 different ways you can run with Nuun and Ragnar this year. 1. Win a FREE Entry to the Florida Keys 2014 Relay In celebration of this new partnership we’re...

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Nike Women's Marathon

  Earlier this year we excitedly announced a new partnership with the Nike Women's Marathon. We are so proud to be the official hydration sponsor for NWM 2012, NWM DC 2013, and NWM SFO 2013! We had been counting down and planning logistics for quite a while,  but two weeks ago it was finally race week so we packed up and hit the road for what we were hoping would be the most successful hydration operation yet. We send a full Nuun crew to San Francisco to make sure everything went off without a hitch, including setting up a premium hydration station to...

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