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Try Drinking This On Your Next Run Instead Of Water

Searching for an alternative for water? On your next easy run, try these suggestions from our resident coach.

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NCAA runner turned high school coach Hillary Kigar has an answer for all things training!

Q: What is the best beverage besides water to bring on a jog?

A: If you’re just going out for an easy run, you don’t need much in the way of calories or electrolytes. Thankfully, there are a variety of light electrolyte-replacing beverages out there that are good to bring with you on a short run. Some, like G2 (by Gatorade) or Powerade Zero, come bottled and are great low-calorie choices that are easy to grab and go.

Other alternatives include Nuun—a tablet that dissolves in water and is made from plant-based ingredients—or powder drinks, such as Gu or Clif Electrolyte Hydration Mix. Especially as the weather heats up, it is important to be prepared and not rely on a drinking fountain that might not even work!

Have a question for Coach Kigar? Email editorial@womensrunnning.com or tweet @womensrunning with the hashtag #AsktheCoach.

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