Staying Hydrated with SiS GO Hydro

Disclaimer: I received four tubes of SiS Go Hydro to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro , and check out to review, find, and write race reviews!

Happy Summer! The time of year where you go outside and are immediately coated in sweat. Is that just me? When I workout, indoors or outdoors, I’m a super sweaty mess, and in the past, I’ve struggled with proper hydration.

Hydration isn’t just about water intake, but as many of us know, it’s also about electrolytes. As great as it would be to be able to just get some water from the faucet during or after a workout, I definitely need more, or I end up with crushing headaches.

I got the chance to try out Science in Sport’s GO Hydro this summer and I’ve been really pleased. I tried the cola, lemon, and pineapple and mango flavors. They’re all very different, and I think I like pineapple and mango the best, which was not the result I expected. I’m usually a sucker for cola flavors, but I don’t love this one as much as I had hoped.

GO Hydro comes in tablet form and meets your sodium requirements at a specific concentration (30mmol/L) that is scientifically proven to produce superior hydration compared with water alone. It was developed to keep the British Sailing team optimally hydrated at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The tablets only contain 10 calories, so while you may need more fuel for a long workout, these are perfect to keep you hydrated through a workout or even a just a sweaty summer day. They don’t have the weird taste that some electrolyte drinks can get, and I’ve been generally pleased with all of the flavors I’ve tried.

On the recommendation of a fellow BibRave Pro, I tried putting the pineapple and mango Go Hydro tablet into a glass of iced tea (pro tip – put the tablet in before the ice – the cold makes it dissolve very slowly). It was super tasty and definitely a great afternoon beverage before an evening workout. At some point, I’ll probably try the lemon in tea as well (maybe hot!). The cola… probably not made for combining with tea.

Right now, you can get 20% off SiS Go Hydro tablets with the code BIBRAVE20.

June Recap – Kind of a Big Month

June! We’ve made it through half of the year. And half of that has been spent at home. It feels like forever ago that we were traveling. Now it’s a big deal if we get to go to the grocery store.

So we decided to make June one to remember and got married!

I put a ring on it.

Eric and I had plans for a small family wedding, but as COVID-19 hit and we could see those plans potentially changing, we realized we should take this as an opportunity. When we were initially planning our wedding dates, I thought it would be meaningful to get married on June 12, Loving Day. But Loving Day 2020 was coming too soon and we didn’t want to wait til 2021 to get married, so it seemed unlikely to happen.

And of course, with all the terrible things happening around the world, we also wanted to try to find the joy. So we worked with a local officiant and got married on June 12, just the two of us. And it was perfect.

And then people kept asking us where we were going on our honeymoon, and the answer was To Our House because there is no vacationing going on right now. We could have gone camping, I suppose, but it’s hot outside.

We’ll definitely have a good story for what we did during the Great Pandemic of 2020.

When it comes to training, it’s same old same old. Races continue to get cancelled, which I expected. I technically still have one triathlon on the schedule and if it doesn’t get cancelled, I don’t expect to be racing it. I haven’t been swimming since March. Pools have opened back up, and you can make a reservation for a lap lane (if you can get one), but I’m just not sure that it’s really safe. Or worth the stress. The pools I have access to are all indoors, which makes it more concerning. I will likely join a friend at a local open water swim spot later this month, but outdoors is a lot easier – plus if it looks bad, we bail. Much more annoying when you’ve paid for a pool spot.

Biking is still all indoors, and running is half indoors, half outdoors. I managed to pull something and thankfully, my PT has opened back up and I’ve been able to get some dry needling done. It’s definitely what my body needed after three months off from PT. I’m going to have to figure out a reasonable schedule for visits. Every week really isn’t necessary at this point (though I’d love to be able to swing that). Maybe every 2-3 weeks for a tune-up would work.

So it was definitely a lighter month.

June Miles
Swim – 0
Bike – 124 Miles
Run – 16 Miles

2020 Miles
Swim – 4.6 Miles
Bike – 539 Miles
Run – 210 Miles