Monday, March 2, 2015

SaltStick Giveaway!

For the past several weeks I've been using SaltStick to fuel up anything longer than an hour, and I've mentioned that several times on here. Their marketing people contacted me and sent me a couple of bottles, and I got to say I absolutely love it. This stuff comes in pill form so it's easy to take, no need to mix a powder with water like the Gu powder I was using in my last Ironman cycle. I take 1 pill every 30 minutes and can stick to plain water for the entire workout, with other things to get some calories in me.

And the really cool thing is that they sent me two bottles of the product, one to use and one to give away! Leave me a comment at the bottom of this post to be entered, and I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner! Give SaltStick a follow on Twitter and Facebook would be great too.


These caps are great. They actually replace electrolytes at the same rate (quantity) that your body loses during heavy sweating. These have given me consistent energy when the run gets long. I feel like it even keeps hunger at bay too, which is kind of strange. Nutritionally, they have everything you need to replace during hard exercise; there is a great balance of minerals and nutrients.

Do you ever try popping capsules on the run? What are you fueling with now?

6 comments:

Alisa said...

I'm in! I've never used this particular brand but I started experimenting with salt pills last year. For that 108 degree race I did, I think that is one of the only reasons I didn't have cramping issues.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I haven't tried salt tablets, but i was thinking about trying them out this summer when I'm training for the marathon. I'm not running far enough to require fuel yet but when I do, I usually have gu, although I got really burned out on them during the last marathon I did so I might need to try something new...

Holly said...

I haven't tried them yet, but I just signed up for my first 70.3, and I think Utah in August will be hot and dry. Clif Shot Bloks (cran-razz or margarita for extra salt) have been my usual favorites.

Caroline P said...

I've only tried salt sticks once (during a race- totally didn't follow the "try nothing new on race day" rule), and I loved it. I would definitely love to have a bottle of them myself!

Susanne Allen said...

I use salt tablets especially when the temperature starts to rise and I sweat like crazy. Pick me, Pick me!

Abby said...

Never used salt tablets. I usually supplement with Nuun and Honey Stingers.