Monday, August 31, 2009

Nuun Review + Giveaway



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:

citrus fruit
kona kola
orange ginger
lemon + lime
banananuun
tri-berry

Learn more about Nuun!

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!

Have a great day!


(P.S. Last chance to enter Tall Mom's Pearl Izumi Giveaway. Contest closes at 200 comments and she already has 180+!)

64 comments:

Shannon said...

I've been hearing all about Nuun all over the blog-o-sphere! I can't find any around here though. Actually, I was just telling my husband about it yesterday.

Anyways, if I ever find some, I'd like to try the Tri-Berry. I've heard it tastes great.

X-Country2 said...

Oooh, I want the tri-berry! Nice work on the successful long run. Even better about the post-run brunch. I don't eat enough brunch. I should get on that. :o)

happygoluckyalex said...

No tummy troubles? sign me up!!!!

kona kola definitely caught my eye. I feel as though it wouldn't be too sweet!

I think I would have done exactly as your husband and popped it in my mouth. glad he saved me the troubles!

The Tri Runner said...

I would love to try the orange ginger.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I haven't heard of thing - sound interesting & I like that they are so easy to carry on you...

I would pick tri-berry.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

A guest post from Muscle Man?? I am going to tell him and he will be sooo excited. The Man is too funny you all will be cracking up, my dry humor is nothing compared to my Man.

Love love nuun...as you know. My favorite is Lemon Lime..

I woke up late but will post about your Giveaway this afternoon

RunningLaur said...

Great work with the 25k! You're a running machine!!

I'm thinking the Orange-Ginger would be a good one to test, since ginger is supposed to settle stomachs. I'm sure it would be all mental since it's a little tablet, but hey, why not?

Mama said...

I LOVE nuun. I bought a four pack of flavors and really like the tri berry. I'd love to get my hands on the Kola though.

Great job on the 25K. Your running is going so well lately!

MCM Mama

Kristin said...

Hi- I would love to try Nuun, preferably tri-berry because I love everything berry!

Katie said...

Ahhh, cool temps -- can't wait for those! Glad to hear your run went well. But seriously, a dip in a 59F pool?? That's crazy cold!!

And I would think the lemon lime flavor would be good. Lemon lime makes everything better! :)

trialsoftraining said...

Its cooling off over here too (what?! FINALLY!) - niiiice run! those are the best :)

Hmm...Nuun flavor? I usually go with Lemon-lime to be safe ;) haha. Never tried these though!

Lily on the Road said...

It was cool yesterday, I ended up in three layers of tops just to cycle, I can't imagine being in a pool.

I've seen Nuun, but never tried it, however, now that I'm back in action, I'd have to take your word on Tri-berry...thanks for the adivce (as always)

Jess said...

Glad your long run went so well! Nice job.

I've never tried Nuun but i hear great things about it. I think I'd like to try the tri-berry!

The Happy Runner said...

Nice week! Good luck getting to 50 this week. Woo hoo!!!

I'd totally want to try the orange ginger nuun. That sounds pretty yummy to a ginger lover like me.

Mistyfied said...

I am so ready for the cool temps to make it to Texas. I ran in about 77 on Saturday and was happy enough. Can't wait until it's in the 50's.

Either Tri-berry or Banananuun sound good to me.

Jama said...

i would like to try thr tri-berry :)

Badgergirl said...

Nice job on the long run!

I've heard about Nuun, but never tried it. I think I'd have to go with tri-berr or citrus fruit though.

Eliza said...

I would love to tri tri-berry ;)

Oz Runner said...

lol at popping one right in his mouth....ha...sign me up for the citrus fruit nuun! ( ;

thank

Karen said...

I purchased Nuun tablets a couple of weeks ago. I LOVE them. Truly. I haven't sample all the flavors yet but do like the tri-berry. My favortie thing is that it works like a gatorade but is a light flavor.

Morgan said...

If Smarties made a flavored water it would taste like the Tri-Berry Nuun! MMMMMMMMmmmmmmm!!! :)

Mark said...

Awesome week!!! 50 here you come!!! I've used Nuun before. Pretty good stuff.

ShoreTurtle said...

Thanks for the info. I'm going to try to track down some locally. I'd pick the lemon-lime.

smallkitchenbigideas said...

My favorite is lemon+lime but I also really like citrus.

I like to put half a tablet into 16 oz (half strength).

lindsay said...

congrats on the weekly mileage pr and a good long run! hope that helped boost your confidence some :)

hooray for a nuun giveaway! i haven't tried it yet but tri-berry and lemon lime sound like flavors i'd definitely like. unless of course they come out with a chocolate flavor ;)

Lindsey said...

I love Nuun! Gatorade always hurt my stomach so I switched to Nuun, and it has been great. I have already tried the tri-berry, so I think I would pick the orange ginger as the next flavor.

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Kona Kola... yes... that one I would love to try :)))

Stephanie Nichole said...

hahahah why do men do the things they do? I can totally see my BF trying one of those tabs without thinking. Bet you had a great laugh.

I have NEVER tried NUUN but I've been thinking about it for a bit!!! I would LOVEEE to try Lemon & Lime or Tri-Berry. Both sound tempting!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Haven't tried it and why is there no hops and grain flavor?

Mel said...

Thanks for the review! I would love to try lemon-lime or triberry.

busyrunningmama said...

I would love to try Banananuun!!!!

littlesack said...

ryc: i know! I thought about you leading up to and afterwards! I was like..if Marlene can do it, I can too!!

Heather said...

I want to try the tri-berry! I've been wanting to try nuun, but haven't seen it at any stores around here.

Nice job on the long run!

EricaH said...

its a tie between kona kola and citrus fruit for me.

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Marci said...

Good job on your 25K! I think the bananna flavour sounds really good!

neko03 said...

tri berry sounds yummy!
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Lisa said...

I decided to try Nuun because of reading about it on the blogosphere too. My favorite flavor is tri-berry with orange ginger running a close second.

Faith Ann said...

What a cool give-away. I haven't come across Nuun yet.

If I were to try it, I think I would choose Tri-berry. I find that a lot of running products really bother my stomach so I'm always on the lookout to try something new.

Denise said...

Maybe I need to try these things out...no stomach upset? I'm all about that!! I'd like the tri-berry, please!!

did you try the cold oatmeal yet?

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

my favorite is tri-berry, and i'd like to try banananuun

ShirleyPerly said...

Nuun is da BOMB!!!

My favorite flavor is orange-ginger. I hope you are able to get some locally soon. I'll pass on trying to put it into my mouth directly, LOL!

ShirleyPerly said...

PS - Wonderful to hear your 25K went well!

D10 said...

I love NUUN! It has worked so well for me. I really like the tri-berry and Lemon lime. The orange ginger sounds interesting.

teacherwoman said...

I have one but haven't tried it yet. Would LOVE to try the TRI BERRY! :)

AZ said...

Great work on the 25k. Good pace on a good distance.

Emma said...

I would love to try the Banananum. I love naners. :)

Boris T. said...

I'd love to try the tri-berry

sneakersister said...

I have been hearing about Nuun on so many blogs. So, you really love it? I'm going to have to give this stuff a try! I think that orange-ginger is the flavor I'd most like to try.

Nice mileage last week!

EndorphinBuzz said...

Good work on the 25k. You are strong now!

I like banana ;)

Megan said...

Kona Kola is my absolute favorite Nuun flavor! It gives me that boost of caffeine that I need in long runs and settles my stomach. I carry it everywhere I go... I just started using Nuun in June and I've already gone through five tubes of the Kola flavor (as well as a few other tubes of TriBerry and Orange Ginger).

runamanda said...

I'd love to try bananuun or wait maybe tri-berry- no wait any of them....LOL

Missy B. said...

i'm an orange kinda gal. but at work i love the lemon chai nuun "u". it's almost like drinking a lemon diet coke (but better). still need to try banananuun.

missy b in slc

Lacey Nicole said...

i really wanna try banana!!!!!!!!!!! i have tried lemon-lime, orange ginger, and berry and only liked lemon-lime okay. the others.. ehhh not so much.

elliot is OBSESSED with nuun. lol. he's all about hydration :)

Jessica DeLine said...

I LOVE Nuun. I really want to try the Banana flavor :)

Toni said...

I have heard about Nuun but never tried it, the lemon lime sounds great.

oboros said...

Nice review. I've always wanted to try NUUN but didn't since I've used a camel-bak for my runs.

However, now I'm moving to the hand-held water and it would probably be easier to use NUUN!

The banananuun sounds like it would be pretty yummy!

Lauren said...

The orange ginger sounds yummy!

N.D. said...

I'd like to try the kona kola. This looks cool.thanks!

Fair Weather Runner said...

oooo iwant to try orange ginger! i've heard SOOO much about nuun, but they don't sell it at our local running store!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

ugh! Just trying to catch up on posts! LOL never tried nuun yet, but the Kona Kola sounds interesting, and I think i saw one on their site, Cucumber melon maybe? Sounds so light and refreshing :)

Runner Leana said...

Oh, I <3 nuun! The citrus is my go to flavour. I'm curious about banana though...

Laura said...

Kona Kola interests me.

Marky Mark said...

I'd like to try the orange ginger-sounds exotic!

aron said...

i love nuun :) my fav is lemon lime!