Recently I tried a new electrolyte product and wanted to attempt my first product review, this could become a weekly to bi-weekly thing depending on how it goes over, so without further ado I give you...
Awhile back after reading Chic Runner's raving report about Nuun and after discussing it further via IM with her, I decided to give it a certified Redhead Running test... I usually stick to my tried and true Strawberry-Kiwi G2 but after crapping out at the end of countless runs I really wanted to analyze my hydration situation. After hitting up the website for retailers near me I trekked over to Glory Cycles to buy a tube. They only had a few flavors which was disappointing, I really wanted to try the Tri-Berry, but at least they had it.
Test Run # 1 was a Tempo 8 miler with the Citrus Fruit flavor. The directions stated to dissolve one tablet in a 16 oz bottle of water, but because I am skeptical I dissolved a half a tab in a 24 oz bottle. Right off the bat I was not a fan of the taste but I made it through the entire bottle and besides the taste it worked great.
Test Run # 2 came in the form of my 14 miler; I started off drinking a small G2 bottle of it and then I stashed a water bottle of it at Mile #10. The flavor was easier to choke down this time (although I am still not a fan) and I could really tell the difference overall with helping me not bonk out at the end. I finished that run strong and I really think it had a major hand in the matter.
Test Run #'s 3 & 4 were my easy 6 miler run (cut short (to 4.5) due to S.R.S = Sucky Run Syndrome) and a Tempo 8 miler (again cut short (to 6) for the same reason) and while my run sucked, I felt properly hydrated.
Come Friday I hit Glory's again and snagged another tube, this time the Orange Ginger, to see if I would like the flavor better. I drank another G2 size bottle of it mixed with water before the 16 Miler but didn't have a chance to mix up any for the rest of the run. I felt great throughout the run but definitely noticed I didn't feel nearly as hydrated by the end. I def liked the Orange Ginger better and an added bonus; it hasn't upset my tummy once!
Survey Says: Redhead Running gives Nuun the Rock Star vote*! Def check Nuun out! You can find out more (factual & scientific) info on the product here!
Conveniently enough, Mel over at Tall Mom Running is hosting a Nuun Giveaway! Not that I want you to enter because I really want to win it... but I believe in spreading the wealth so if you haven't entered yet, get on over there...
One last thing: Don't forget to enter MY (Very First) Giveaway for $100 to Dick's Sporting Goods! Holla!!!
*Just because it worked for me doesn't mean it will work for you, I live by the rule experiment, experiment, experiment!!!