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By Amy Sproston, Nuun ELITE athlete
Nothing about my 2017 UTMB was going according to plan. I found myself back in roughly 400th place (40th female) about 50km into the 170km race. It all felt like déjà vu though, as I had struggled at UTMB in my previous 4 attempts. I had only finished once before in 2012—the year that the course was shortened due to snow. I’d felt fine at the start, but about 20 minutes in I realized that I was going to have GI issues and started looking for places to stop. This was a theme the first 12 hours, and 10 bathroom stops and 2 trips to medical tents had really slowed my progress.
Any given weekend, you can find me out on the trails racking up the miles. And it may seem like the "Wild West" to many, but if everyone follows these tips, we can all enjoy sharing the trails!Read More
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?
This is not a drill! Repeat, this is not a drill! Applications for our 2017 ambassador program are officially open!Read More
winter may not officially start until december 21st, but with sub-freezing temperatures hitting across the country, it's basically already here. for some of us, that means it's time to take our training indoors. for the rest of us that prefer the cold to the treadmill, here are a few tips to help you get through winter training injury-free.Read More
we believe in pounding the pavement, in living life behind our handlebars, and in pushing our limits. we've never enjoyed standing in a queue. if it's not for a start line, what's the point?
that's why this friday, we're closing our office, skipping the lines, and headed outside.
Hi nuuniverse! I’m Jessie: a Nuun athlete, a clean sport advocate, and a professional cross country skier. In other words, I sweat, wear spandex and ski uphill for a living! My year looks something like this: starting May 1st, I begin training.
Originally from Minnesota, I now train with my club team out of Stratton, Vermont, and that’s where I live when I’m not at US Ski Team camps in Oregon, Alaska, New Zealand and Utah. I usually train twice a day, 6 days a week, and although I love it…it’s brutally hard. We train with a mix of roller skiing, running, weight lifting and other cross...Read More
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:
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!Read More
Trail running allows you to connect with nature and breathe some fresh air (instead of exhaust fumes). It's somewhat different than road running, but don’t let any preconceived notions prevent you from lacing up and enjoying some sweet single-track. Be prepared to encounter dirt, gravel, streams, and lots of rocks, depending on the hiking trails you'll be exploring. What follows are some quick tips before you step out for your first trail run!
The main difference between trail and road running is the difference in terrain. This has many benefits, including increased ankle strength and stability, and stronger legs and core. Usually, the monotonous movements in road-running lead to underworked stabilizing muscles and ankle ligaments. The variety of trail terrain strengthens those muscles. So if you're used to hitting the pavement, be prepared to feel a little sore shortly after your first trail run.