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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 their 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 the power of certain foods for..
Time to raise the bar! Too simple of a catchphrase? Simple is what 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, crazy effective in application, this bar is the perfect complement to Maurten's gels and dri..
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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Ditch the hard-to-dissolve powders! Spring Energy’s Electroride is a liquid hydration and energy mix that draws on 100% natural sources like apples, ginger, coconuts, Himalayan salt, and more. When you're cranking out miles and running on empty, the Electroride will get you back in working order. The ginger ale flavor helps make it easy on your digestive system. As with all of Spri..
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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The last dumb thing a trail runner says is, "hold my Fastdraw 500, watch this." At least they were smart enough to use a Fastdraw 500 handheld bottle from Ultimate Direction. Half a liter of your favorite slurry can get you pretty far out of town. When it's time to take that great sunset shot, or perfect selfie (check your eyebrows) you'll be glad your phone fits in the clear zippe..
The classic "clutch" has always been to carry just the essentials. This concept applies to Ultimate Direction's Clutch as well. Bring only what you need, leave behind everything that can weigh you down. With a 500ml capacity you can stay hydrated while on that shorter outing. Since going hard is more inevitable than possible you can stash some nutrition in the zippered pocket to ke..
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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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..
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..
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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'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..
Reservoirs are a pretty simple piece of engineering. Hard to improve right? The folks at Ultimate Direction have defied the odds and done just that. The Ultimate Direction Reservoir II is packed with thoughtful features to keep you hydrated on the trail. The wide mouth opening and detachable straw allows for easy filling in low CFS mountain streams, or easy cleaning in the sink. Th..
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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..
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The only thing more aggravating than lugging water in the backcountry is running out of it. The next time you head deep into the backcountry, you can convert your favorite water bottle to a filter using LifeStraw's Universal Water Bottle Adapter Kit. This kit includes wide and narrow caps, standard and sports mouthpieces, and a leakproof lid to effectively screw onto bottles at lea..
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..
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..
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..
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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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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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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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..
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..

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