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Electrolyte and Refueling Products

Today on Twitter someone mentioned SaltSticks as one of the products she plans on using for this weekend’s upcoming Eugene Marathon. She really likes this product, says she uses 3 per race. So, hubby ordered some today and we will probably be trying them out in the warmer weather as we train this summer for the San Francisco Half Marathon (1st half).

Other interesting products also mentioned…

Endurolytes tablets.

Nuun. electrolyte beverage.

The nuun looks really interesting. I will want to try that too. 

The athlete I was following says she takes GU at miles 5, 10, 15, 17…and 20. Plus some of the saltsticks tables (3 per race) and nuun. I don’t know how she can eat that much GU during a race, and that late in the race, too! I  usually take Clif Bloks at miles 4, 9, 13, 17 and then that’s about as much as I can handle. I have trouble after mile 20 digesting anything. Plus, my understanding is that carbohydrates eaten after mile 20 don’t even get processed in time to do any good before the end of the race. GU makes me nauseous.

For marathons and extra long training runs, especially in warm weather, I had been using the margarita flavor of Clif Bloks, because they have a much larger salt component. It has seemed to work, but these other products look interesting and I will try them out.

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