Nuun recently sent me a generous sampling of their electrolyte replacement tabs to try out. Unfortunately the product is not readily available in stores around here, but I did find a few locations in Toronto.
I’ve been reading about Nuun all over the blogosphere for a while now, so I was excited to try it out.
What’s to love about Nuun?
Nuun comes in the form of convenient tablets (easily transported in resilient, water resistant tubes), which are dissolved in water to create a complex electrolyte drink that recharges salts lost during exercise.
Nuun is specially formulated to provide optimal hydration.
Nuun is sugar-free.
Nuun is available in several unique flavors, including:
lemon + lime
I’ve had the opportunity to sample almost every flavor that I received (my favorite so far is tri-berry) on various short runs, mid-distance runs and a long run. My overall impression is: Awesome! It tastes great, goes down easy (no tummy troubles) and seems to do the job.
For some crazy reason, hubby thought it would be a good idea to pop a kona kola tablet directly in his mouth. Ummm…. yeah. Have you seen the way the tabs fizz when you drop them in your water bottle? This was pretty entertaining, but I do not recommend it!
The best part is, Nuun sent me plenty of extra samples you know what that means: GIVEAWAY TIME! To enter:
Leave a comment and let me know which is your favorite flavor (or one you’d like to try). Giveaway closes on Friday.
I’m ecstatic to report that my 25K (actually, 25.6K = 16mi) long run went great yesterday. The cool temperature, cloudy sky and fall-back distance had me flying. In fact, my entire pace group was running way faster than we usually do on a long run – by 15-20 seconds per kilometre! It was an incredible run and I finished strong. Average pace – 5:56/KM = 9:33/mi. Nice!
We followed it up with a delicious post-run brunch. This group knows how to eat! We indulged in all kinds of sweet and savoury goodies. I also took a dip in the pool, even though it was only about 15C/59F. The water felt great, although I was freezing when I got out!
Yesterday wrapped up another weekly mileage PR of 77K/48mi. I’m aiming for 50 miles this week!
(P.S. Last chance to enter Tall Mom’s Pearl Izumi Giveaway. Contest closes at 200 comments and she already has 180+!)