Thank you, by the way, to all the great advice/suggestions/tips on how to fuel pre-race and how to stay fueled and get electrolytes into your system. I am still confused as to what combination of drinks/gus/tablets/foods works the best (apparently some counteract each other?), so I decided that I would just have to experiment. With our hot summers just around the corner, I wanted to make sure I was prepared.
So I went to our local running specialty store, First Gear, and asked if they had S-tabs or E-caps or electrolyte stuff or whatever it's called. The guy behind the counter looked confused, but just then another guy came out from the back and said, "oh yeah, you can get that at Bicycle Exchange" (the local bike specialty store). It was only a couple miles away, but as I walked to my car I was confused as to why the running store would not carry these items.
I went to the bike store and picked up some Nuun (not even sure how that's pronounced) and some Salt Sticks. They didn't have Succeed Caps, and the Salt Sticks looked pretty much like the same thing.
I am going to start this week putting the Nuun tablets in my water, and will use the Salt Sticks for right before long runs or running on very hot days. Hopefully they don't make me sick or anything. For the Nuun, I got Lemon-Lime and Orange. Not sure what flavor is the best. Anyway, that's the update, we'll see how it goes. Oh, I did run 4 miles this morning and I have a toothache.