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As we head into winter months, many athletes across the country are faced with less than ideal conditions for running and cycling outdoors. Colder temperatures, icy roads and shorter/darker days are a few of the reasons why athletes use the winter months to retreat to indoor training. While the treadmill and trainer are often met with a bit of dread and resistance, we’ve collected a number of ways to keep motivation high and workouts interesting as the miles shift indoors this winter.Read More
Guest Blog by Chris Huller from Cycleboredom
Here in the States and northern hemisphere, we're at the halfway point in our cyclocross season. But that doesn't mean you can't jump in and join the fun. There are plenty of races to go throughout the months of November and December. Here are some reasons why you should register for your first cyclocross/cross/cx race right now!
1. It's ridiculously fun, despite what our faces are saying.
I've never had so much fun putting myself through some of the most intense, self-inflicted pain I've experienced. Yes, it's an incredibly strenuous physical activity, but one that's especially rewarding the moment you cross the line.
October is one of our favorite seasons here at Nuun. Aside from the crisp air and vibrant foliage that make for ideal outdoor workouts, ‘tis the season for steamy cocktails to be enjoyed fireside!
Hot toddies top our list of warm cocktails served in oversized mugs. The Blackberry Ginger Nuun Toddy is the best way to enjoy this classic cocktail with a fruity hydration twist!
Whether you're superstitious or not, we all have our race day rituals. From wearing our lucky socks to rocking out to pump up jams to eating the right breakfast, these routines help us feel ready for anything as we toe the start line. But have you ever wondered how professional athletes prepare for competition? We did, so we asked a few of our elite athletes to share their rituals with us. We were happy to hear they still get nervous before a race, too!Read More
We are now fully exposed to the winter season, and with that means changes in environmental conditions that require the body to be on top of its natural defense system. What is troubling for scientist and nutritionist alike, is that athletes convince themselves that they do not need to consume as much as fluid (during exercise) as they would when temps are a bit warmer. That couldn’t be less true. In fact, winter hydration is just as important as hydration in any other season.
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
winter is coming, but that doesn't mean training stops! if you're headed into off-season training, don't lose your hydration habits. being just 2% dehydrated can lead to a decrease in athletic performance. and yes, it may seem like you don't sweat as much in the winter, but don't let that mislead you.
when you're cold, your body attempts to preserve heat by lowering your sweat rate. but cold temperatures also mean laying up. the additional layers raise your skin temperature and can actually lead to a higher sweat rate. to balance the cold weather and your body temperature, shed layers after your warm-up but keep your extremities (feet, ears, hands) covered and warm.
then, focus on hydration.
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
I never used to think hydration was as important in the winter, because when you’re colder you’re not as thirsty all the time. In fact, staying properly hydrated while competing in winter sports can make or break your performance, because you’re still sweating and your body needs to replenish it’s stores! This year I’ve made it a goal to up my water game and use Nuun to help improve my performance as I compete on the World Cup in Cross Country skiing. This is my fifth year on the US Ski Team and the World Cup circuit, and I absolutely love my job. I’m always looking for ways to improve and keep my body healthy and ready to race fast, and this year I won my first individual distance World Cup and had the chance to anchor our relay team to two medals, so I’m very happy with how it’s been working out!Read More