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.


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 or tweet @womensrunning with the hashtag #AsktheCoach.

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