2010 nuun UltraRunners – Part 2
nuun is the proud sponsor of the following amazing ultrarunners!
Orange Ginger is my favorite flavor of Nuun and I like to drink it on almost every training run I go on. I usually take one bottle with Nuun and one bottle with water. More often than not the bottle with water comes back full and the bottle with Nuun comes back empty. This year I’m most excited to be racing in two of the most competitive ultras in the world: Western States and UTMB.
I started drinking nuun several years ago. Nuun is an integral part of my training. Prior to switching to nuun, I tried several other electrolyte replacement drinks in an attempt to eliminate cramping issues. Nuun has been the answer! Drinking nuun during training and races, has also allowed me to significantly reduce sodium/salt tablets. My favorite flavors are lemon-lime and orange-ginger. I am excited about running a couple inaugural 100 milers this year, Swan Crest and Pine to Palm. I also use the other Nuun products, I love the visor and the larger water bottles.
I had heard of Nuun for a while, but it wasn’t until I tasted Kona Kola on ice that I became a convert. It was another hot day at Western States, and I was completely parched. It was really love at first sip. To this day, I’ve never tasted something so perfect while racing. Now I fully enjoy the whole spectrum of flavors, but I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Kona Kola. This year I’m very excited to be racing the Sunflower Marathon, the McDonald Forest 50k, and especially the Fat Dog 100 miler.
Justin Angle I first tried Nuun on a long adventure run from Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass in 2005. I was filling my bottles from streams and treating them with iodine. My buddy handed me a Nuun tablet and said, “this stuff will give you all the electrolytes you need, AND make that iodine taste go away.” One sip and I was sold. Since then, Nuun has been an integral part of my training and racing. Not only does Nuun give you what you need, it makes you want to drink more, and that is invaluable during a long race. BannaNuun and Orange Ginger are my staple flavors. What I’m excited about this year is being a dad and Western States 100
More here: www.angleman.net
I was introduced to nuun in January of 2007 through the Montrail Ultrarunning Team, as I’m a member and nuun became one of our sponsors. I fondly remember receiving a very thoughtful hand-written letter with my first nuun order…so even before I ever tasted nuun, I knew the company was very caring. Since then, I’ve become a huge fan of nuun. I literally always have a tube in my pocket both for personal use and to share the love. I’m an assistant high school cross country coach and all of the kids fondly refer to me as their nuun dealer. My office is now even talking about getting a second water cooler specifically for nuun. I love drinking hot nuun on cold mornings, and a good nuuntini is hard to beat. My favorite flavor is tri berry, but ice cold kona cola is hard to be on hot days or just when I need a little caffeine pick-me-up, both on the trail and at work.
This year I’m excited about: Desert RATS Stage Race, 5 days, 148 miles on the Kokopelli Trail; Pikes Peak Marathon; Ultramaraton de los Andes 80 km in Chile
Sean’s blog: http://sascharuns.blogspot.com