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Running Fuel & Hydration

Your body needs to be properly fueled and hydrated before, during, and after your running adventures. Finding the right balance for your system is critical to maximizing performance on the trail.

No, your taste buds haven't abandoned you, it's just that you are fully enjoying the experience of Maurten's Gel which just happens to be flavorless. Perfect for picky eaters, this gel is also for anyone who wants to perform at their best. Hydrogel Technology is at the center of the success of Maurten Gels. This near-magic trick has carbohydrates that become encapsulated when they ..
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Turns out that following nature’s lead and using simple, real food makes for high-quality performance nutrition. Spring Energy emphasizes this 100% natural approach throughout its whole lineup of gels and nutrition. You won’t be seeing any freaky lab-grown concoctions passed off as food on their ingredient list. Instead, Spring Energy has harnessed certain foods' power for enduranc..
When you're at mile 35 of a 50-mile effort, gels can cause GI issues, and the texture can start to be overwhelming. The Naak Energy Purees offer a 200-calorie, sweet or semi-savory alternative to gels. The convenient twist top screws back on so you can fuel as needed and stow them away to enjoy later. The baby food like texture is easy to stomach, and the well-balanced ingredients ..
When considering fueling for runs, one may think of gels, bars, and drink mixes. As an alternative, Odd Balls offers Energy Balls, an organic blend of all-natural ingredients with no added sugar. What sets Energy Balls apart from regular balls, you ask? Shrooms! Fabulous fungi, known as caterpillar fungus or Cordycipitaceae, yamabushitake or bearded hedgehogs, are blended with date..
Time to raise the bar! Too simple of a catchphrase? Simple is what the Maurten Solid nutrition bar is all about. Building on their approach to drink mixes and gels, the nutritional wizards in Sweden decided to expand their horizon to include their Solid bars. Simple in name, simple in approach, and crazy effective in application, this bar is the perfect complement to Maurten's gels..
Whether it's the morning before a race or you're planning for a long day in the mountains, take the guesswork out of breakfast and give yourself a leg up with a Spring Energy Endurance Meal. Categorized as an endurance meal for athletes, the Endurance Fuel is a calorie-dense meal intentionally designed to provide healthy, real-food fuel before your workout. It boosts your performan..
With so many options to choose from when it comes to nutrition, why not go with a product that is made with high-quality ingredients with an emphasis on long-lasting energy and sustainability? The Naak Energy Waffles are plant-based and made with a minimum of non-gmo ingredients, focused on gut health to avoid common GI issues. With an excellent balance of carbs to protein which he..
Hydrogel Technology is what sets Maurten products apart. Their drink mix is as simple in name as it is in ingredients. Packing either 160 or 320 calories per satchel, this mix will deliver carbohydrates to your system faster than a USPS driver in a Ferrari. Unlike someone driving way too fast with a sports car, the Maurten sports drink mix does not pose any bodily threat. This is w..
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If you haven't been able to choke down your 11th gel of the day, and your energy levels dropped as a result, have you really experienced life? The Tailwind Nutrition Endurance Fuel is an easy way to keep yourself hydrated while getting electrolytes and calories to enhance your performance throughout the day. This elixir uses simple carbohydrates the body can rapidly digest, providi..
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With so many drink mix options on the market, ranging from tangy to syrupy sweet, we're all looking for one that's delicious and easy on the gut. That's where the Energy Drink Mix comes in. Näak's Energy Drink Mix is tasty and easy to stomach, so you can keep fueling throughout your effort. The ability to switch from sweet to salty to plain water and back again will keep your palat..
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Recovery is the often overlooked portion of most athlete's training plans. Immediately following exercise, the Recovery Mix from Tailwind Nutrition is a delicious way to get the protein, carbohydrates, and electrolytes your body needs post-workout. Contains up to 3x more protein than most go-to shakes, which provides more usable protein that goes to repairing your damaged muscles. ..
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Is plain water getting you down on your runs? Nuun Sport Hydration tabs are a great tasting way to replace electrolytes lost during exercise. Not just for hydration, Nuun tabs alleviate cramps, help with muscle fatigue and function, and make tap water flavorful. Simply add to a 500ml soft flask and head up your favorite trail. Nuun Sport Hydration comes in non-caffeinated and caffe..
High-exertion activities can leave you dehydrated and low on electrolytes. The Rapid Hydration from Tailwind Nutrition is chalked full of necessary vitamins and minerals so you can replenish them during or after your activities. With a proprietary blend of electrolytes and Vitamin C, this lightly flavored drink will allow your body to absorb fluids nearly 3x faster. Instead of arti..
Unless your local trails are equipped with water fountains every mile you’re going to need to bring water on your run to stave off dehydration. The Dynafit Flask shrinks as you sip, so not only does it get more portable as you go, it also minimizes the sloshing you get with regular water bottles. BPA/PVC free and integrates perfectly with Dynafit running packs and belts. It’s the s..
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Sick of Gel remnants sabotaging your pockets? Tired of single-use packaging for your fuel of choice? Switch to the HydraPak SoftFlask. Coming in 150ml and 250ml options, this soft flask sports a wide opening soft silicone nozzle for easy fueling, no matter the concoction. Highly compressible, the HydraPak SoftFlask is easy to throw in a pocket when empty. Still worried about sugary..
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Hydration on mid-length runs can be challenging. Too long to go without H2O, but too short to warrant a full-on reservoir. What’s that you say, just hold a water bottle? But the sloshing alone will have you looking for an alternative within a mile. Let us propose the perfect balance of handheld convenience with anti-slosh properties from HydraPak - the SkyFlask. This semi-structure..
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Continuing to lead the pack in soft flask innovation, the wizards at HydraPak pulled out all the stops on the UtlraFlask Speed. Designed with a soft material that will fit most hydration vests, belts, or any old backpack, there is no excuse to leave this featherweight flask at home. The shrink-as-you-drink design will keep your fluid bounce to a minimum, collapsing down into a cute..
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Made to fit NNormal Running Vest pockets, it is conveniently tapered to roll and stow easily. A soft, high-flow bite valve that seals automatically after every sip reduces drips and leaks! NNormal is all about less trace and reducing waste, so this bottle is made from 100% TPU and doesn’t include BPA or PFC plastics, making this a sturdy and as eco-friendly a soft-flask as they com..
For some, hard bottles are just not their jam. Even when empty, they are one way to fill up pack volume. If you prefer the world of soft flasks, check out the HydraPak Stow collapsible bottle. An easy-open cap protects the already spillproof nozzle, making sure your layers stay dry. Speaking of the cap, a flexible bail handle makes it easy to clip or hand carry this bottle. When em..
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Let’s do some quick math to illustrate why the LifeStraw Peak Series Collapsible Squeeze Bottle is such a godsend for self-supported trail runners. If you drink, say, an average of 750ml of water per hour and go for a 6-hour run, you’ll need 4.5 liters of water. And if each liter weighs 2.21 pounds, you’ll be starting off at the trailhead with nearly 10 pounds of water - that’s bot..
Reservoirs can be finicky things. Not always the most intuitive to use, the hassle can outweigh the benefit. Enter the HydraPak Velocity 1.5L reservoir. The lightest reservoir in the HydraPak fleet, this water bag is a great pairing with a range of packs and vests. Featuring a wide fill opening, this reservoir is a quick fill in an aid station, or easy to add ice to on a sweltering..
Maurten offers their tried and true, classic squeeze bottle for your refueling and hydration needs. Comes in 500ml and 750ml options. Use the bottle to combine water with any of their drink mixes and get in on the Maurten Hydrogel Technology train!..
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You've got a bottle to hold your water, but what's going to hold the bottle? The CAMP Action Bottle Holder is a versatile solution to all of your bottle-holding hangups. A combo of an upper vertical velcro strap and a center lateral strap make it easy to attach to a vest, pack, or even your dog's collar! A small elastic pouch on either the right or left side (your choice!) is perfe..
Behold the CAMP Action Bottle! From the very first single-celled organisms drifting through the primordial soup, life has never been able to exist on this planet without water. This is especially true for large, bipedal mammals scampering along ridgelines for the sake of fun. Thankfully, 1.4 million years of human evolution has created the CAMP Action Bottle so that we silly sapien..
Carry on my Fastdraw son, there'll be rest, hydration, some fuel and hopefully your car keys when you are done. Keep it stripped down and simple with Ultimate Direction's Fastdraw 300 handheld bottle. How far can you go with 300ml of liquids on board? Only one way to find out. A few gels and you're out the door. There is only one adjustment you can make for a great fit on your hand..
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According to the International Journal for Clinical and Experimental Medicine (Hosseinlou et al., 2013), 16 degree Celsius (~ 60 F) water is the most efficient temperature for rehydration - hotter and you lose water through sweat, colder and your body loses energy to warm up the water. Thanks to Dynafit's Race Thermo Bottle, you can keep your water at this perfect temperature for o..
So, you hit the trail with your HydraPak UltraFlask Speed, or SkyFlask handheld and just ran out of water. What now? Bust out your Filter Cap, fill up your flask from your nearest water source, screw the filter into place, and hydrate! This nifty little bugger turns your boring old flask into a full-on water filter. This is a compact, lightweight option to keep you in the water gam..
Do you commonly find yourself on the verge of collapse from dehydration because you don't want to bother with bringing heavy, sloshing water? With the Katadyn Be Free Filtration Bottle (BPA Free) you can literally drink those problems away. Just find a source of water, running or still, and fill the bottle. The filtration system will clear the water of 99.9% of bacteria and 99.9% o..
Maxed out the filter in your Katadyn Be Free Filtration Bottle? The Katadyn Be Free Filter will save the day. Once you’ve used your previous filter for roughly 1000 liters, simply switch it out with a new one. This will enable you to keep making all of your friends jealous as you drink from horrendous streams and they’re hallucinating from dehydration. As always, the filter removes..
The further you get from civilization, the more precious clean water becomes! So when you’re out running in the middle of nowhere, consider the LifeStraw Peak Series Straw the world’s best insurance policy. Whether you didn’t bring enough water for the day, accidentally spilled a liter, or your bottle sprung a leak, this lightweight and durable straw will stave off the worst of you..
You have a Velocity reservoir, but you don't have any water. But there's water right there - clean, crisp, flowing water that is probably brimming with unseen microbes just waiting to destroy your intestines. No big deal, just click HyrdaPak's Inline Filer into place, fill up your reservoir, and drink away! This incredibly light, ridiculously compact filter snaps into your HydraPak..
Whether due to sediment buildup or a spilled dry-freeze meal, if you’re routinely filtering water in the backcountry, you know that filters tend to require replacement over time. Luckily, Lifestraw has got you covered with the Membrane Microfilter Replacement. Compatible with the LifeStraw Peak Series Collapsible Squeeze Bottle, these filters effectively remove 99.99% of harmful ba..
Break a part? Feel the need for customization? Luckily for you, the folks at HydraPak are more than willing to provide accessories. Whether you chewed through a bite valve on your 100 miler, or want to add a tube magnet for convenience, HydraPak has you covered. Tube Magnet - Keep your tube where you want it, attached to a sternum strap (or anywhere that's convenient), instead o..
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