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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.
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!
we're proud to sponsor nuun sigma sport, a london-based cycling team that races both on and off the track. we sat down with cameron fraser, team manager and road/track cyclist, to learn more about the world of track cycling and how the team juggles work, life, and training. plus we've got his pick for winner of the tour this year!Read More
by katie rodger, the juice philly
It’s here, it’s finally here! That magical place called SUMMER, where the days are long, the nights are short, and the workouts are well...sweaty. So whether you're training for your first 5k or a longer race come fall, how you hydrate in the heat is as imperative to your routine as your long run.
From muscle recovery to athletic endurance, the right balance of carbs, fat, sodium and electrolytes are crucial components to maintaining your competitive edge. So as we stare down our goals and load up on our greens, we’ve added a boost of caffeine to the surplus(es) of the season, combining cucumbers (to hydrate), mint (to tame the tummy), and matcha to rev up your metabolism, steady your mind, promote concentration, and even enhance your mood .. all before those coveted cardio endorphins kick in!
Ready to sip your way to a stronger, more satisfying summer? Let’s do it!
by heather kampf, nuun elite and queen of the road mile
So I get these weekly emails from my coach about where and when Team USA Minnesota is meeting for workouts throughout the week. It seems silly, but I honestly just cried with joy when I received it today because for the first time in 10 weeks, I’m not just deleting it. I GET TO WORK OUT WITH MY TEAM TOMORROW ON THE TRACK!!
I should probably rewind a little bit though…on March 30th I went out for a normal run, I felt a little flat, and thought to myself, ‘I should replace these shoes’.The rest of that day I was a little achy in my right SI joint, an area that has acted up sporadically for as long as I’ve been running. This had been particularly true after a hard fall on that right side this past winter when I was out walking my dogs on an icy day. It was one of those things I didn’t worry much about though, because it always seemed to get better with a little treatment and never actually hurt when I ran...
By that evening, I couldn’t walk. After an MRI a couple days later, I learned that workout might possibly be the best 10 x 300m ever run with a sacral stress fracture?
by Lindsay Khan
When I was 11 or 12 years old, I remember crying on track and field day as I walked two laps of the track that had been spray painted on the grass at my elementary school. When I was in high school, I was in swimming and was asked to try a track practice. I ran the practices and couldn’t walk the next day. My childhood was riddled with knee injuries from competitive dance, and running was the furthest from something you’d find me doing. When I was 19, my mom joined a learn to run clinic. Surely if she could do it, I could too. I could barely run 200m without stopping, but I was determined to run 5k. Two months later, I did. I am a firm believer that things come to us when we need them the most. Running came into my life exactly when I needed it - even if I didn’t know it at the time.
10 years and two kids after that 5k run, I ran my very first marathon and qualified for Boston. A few months later, I learned about the elite standards for the 10k at Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and signed up to run a 10k. The B standard was sub 40:00. I ran 37:54 and my elite application was accepted a few days later. I knew it would be a difficult transition going from Boston to a 10k within 5 weeks. I was physically and mentally exhausted when I completed Boston.
by dave henkel, nuunelite athlete and head coach of speed sherpa: mindful coaching.
With early season 'A' races for many athletes about 8 weeks away, I have been speaking to some of my athletes about several key items that will improve their performance and wanted to share these thoughts with the Nuuniverse. Here's some items to consider for your upcoming event. While these ideas are aimed towards triathletes, any endurance athlete can benefit from putting these tips into practice as your “big day” approaches!
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