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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.
We're giving it to you straight up: 11 fun facts about the marathon. We hope they help motivate you through your next race, or inspire you to sign up for your first!Read More
You might think weight training and marathon training don't mix. We've all heard it before: "I'm chasing a personal best and don't want to bulk up!" But strength training is an important component to cross training for a marathon. The right exercises improve your stability, build power in your legs, and reduce your risk of injury. Adding lean muscle mass also improves the rate at which your body burns fat!
Cross training can help you reach your goals, but overdoing it can derail your training. So how do you incorporate lifting into your training plan?
it's officially september, and that means fall marathon season! any marathoner will tell you there's no feeling quite like the first time you finish 26.2 miles. and to help you reach your first marathon finish line, we have a few tips to ensure a successful race day!Read More
Hydrating the masses means a lot of travel! And whether we're traveling for work and for play, training waits for no one. We polled our team for their best tips on fitting in your workout while on the road. Follow these tips to stay on track!Read More
maor's road to the world championships has been an exciting one, to say the least. she first qualified for a spot in rio at the ottawa marathon during a tough heat wave that left many unable to finish the course, despite being her first ever marathon! then early this year, she worked hard to overcome an injury and prove her fitness. now, she's headed to london to race in the iaaf world championships, feeling confident and ready to show what she's made of.
click below to read our q&a with maor!
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
here at hydration hq, we're on a mission to encourage everyone to live a more active life. and we know getting started in a new sport may be a little intimidating (especially as an adult), but it doesn't have to be. so we're sharing how the some of us nuunies got our start in the hopes that we inspire at least a few of you to try something new!Read More
as the running community has grown, virtual races have become a popular alternative to a traditional race. we've hosted a few of our own in the past (and another one in the works), so you've probably guessed we're fans. here are 7 reasons why we love virtual races!Read More
Recently we talked about ways you can combat the stresses put on your body when it is exposed to heat and humidity. But have you ever wondered why we need to spend extra attention to hydration during the summer?
It starts (and ultimately ends) with thermoregulation, which when functioning efficiently helps keep the body cool. Maintaining a proper core temperature goes hand in hand with thermoregulation, and can be achieved by proper hydration. But, before dig any further, let’s remind ourselves how our body naturally keeps us cool. It works via four main processes’ or methods.