New Summer Fueling Options
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SiS Flavors I'm Testing
I've been testing the SiS gels in four flavors for about a month. My flavors include:
Keep It Cool
I follow a friend's suggestion and store my gels in the fridge. It's another way to tame the heat on a run. Most often, I eat my chilled gel before I leave the house for a run.
If I'm running long, I store a second cold gel in my pocket next to a small frozen water bottle.
SiS gels aren't thick or sugary. Their ISOTONIC gels are designed to consume without water. The high water content makes it easy for your body to absorb the carbs fast = no upset stomach. The apple flavor I tested is an isotonic gel.
SiS does suggest you drink a little water with the electrolyte and caffeine formulas.
Every gel maker out there is working hard on flavors. Seriously, I'd probably eat a Smores-flavored gel even if I wasn't running.
SiS is at the top of their taste game. Every flavor I tried was good. But then, I love coffee, apples, lemons, and strawberries. Your results may vary based on your preferences.
Check the SiS website for all your flavor options. When I looked a couple of minutes ago there were PINEAPPLE and TUTTI-FRUITTI flavors!
For yesterday's long-ish run I ate Lemon & Mint before I left home. An hour later, I took the Salted Strawberry gel.
I appreciated the electrolytes because it was a sweat-fest out there.
It's vital to stay safe during summer workouts by fueling early and often. That way, you won't experience dehydration, cramping or heat exhaustion. Respect the heat!
I've used SiS for lots of running, AND before, during, and after yard work. I'm super happy with the results.
The SiS packets are larger than some other gels. (SiS gels measure 6" x 1.5") They fit in a fuel belt loop or pouch or pocket.
Carrying the gels wasn't an issue for me. I'd say the consistency is definitely worth it.
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August 26, 2023