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As a BibRave Pro I was sent three very different gels to give a try. Each one serves a different purpose, Lisa suggested that I stick with the Orange Isotonic Gel for upcoming race, the SiS Go Electrolyte Raspberry is perfect for the super hot days when I am sweating it out hard and the third is the Sis Go Energy Cola with caffeine. The Cola caffeine is perfect for when you are doing the long marathon runs and you need the “kick” when you are nearing the end.
What can be a huge game changer to your race plan is the perfect fueling routine. I sat down with Lisa Braden a registered dietitian from lbtherd.com who specializes in improved running performance through food and we discussed how to implement Science in Sport gels into fueling routine.
What is the best part about the Science in Sport (SiS) GO Orange Isotonic gel was that it doesn’t require water for your body to absorb it for full fueling potential. We made a plan that I would be using three gels for an upcoming half marathon that I was preparing for. Three of the orange gels would be taken during the course of the race, one at corral, then at 30 minutes, 60 minutes followed by some chews at 75 minutes into the race.
My race is coming up next month but I found this plan using SiS Raspberry gels to be really good. When I initially started I wasn’t taking enough calories and fizzing out near mile 9 but implementing the extra calories at 60 miles gave me the zip I needed to finish strong.
I had recently wrote a review for the Science in Sport Hydro Tabs. Mentioned that my favorite flavor was the Pineapple & Mango. This is my power couple, the Pineapple & Mango Tabs with the Orange Isotonic Energy Gel. Gosh, the combo is fruitty.
Being that this is a review, I did try the electrolyte Raspberry during a very hot day and found that it was really good. You do need water when taking this gel but again it really goes well with the Pineapple & Mango gels.
Not that this is a reflection of Science in Sport Gels, I am really not a fan of the cola flavor. This was the same with the hydro tabs too. But personally I really steer clear of cola, mocha or anything with caffeine while I am running. It just doesn’t agree with my stomach.
Using the Science in Sport products have been really beneficial to my running. They have definitely made a fan with me. There are some other flavors that I would really like to try such as Tutti Fruitti, Pineapple and Apple (they have variety packs available).
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