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What's best for rehydration after running? (Read 471 times)

    I like just straight (not chocolate) milk.  If I started off dehydrated sometimes I'll drink water before it to help rehydrate with no calories.  Today I ended up running in the heat of the day (thunderstorms this evening) so I added a little salt to the milk.

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      On average, probably water for hydration alone. But in hot weather, I like cold green tea. Medium weather, chocolate milk or similar. Cold weather hot cocoa. I'm not a fan of sugary stuff for recovery. The chocolatey milk stuff works well for recovery.

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        I can't believe nobody has voted for coke, or for (theoretically...not that I would ever try this Joking) the smug organic version of it. I hear it's great after a long run,especially if Gatorade etc give you a stomach ache and you'relactose intolerant so omgchocolatemilk is out...

         

        Ok fine I admit it. I vote for smug organic sugar water.

         

        After a hard race the only thing I can stomach is diet coke (fountain).   It takes HOURS until I'm able to eat anything.   I get so jealous of all the trail runners drinking beer...

         

        Normally, I prefer water.

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              Just a dude.

                Lately my routine has been:

                 

                After my run, water.

                If it was a tough run, then a glass of chocolate milk.

                 

                Often, then more water. Not uncommon to down 40 oz of water and 16oz of chocolate milk on a hard day lately...

                 

                Before a run I sometimes grab a Gatorade.

                 

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                  It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.


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                    It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                    irbic


                      Nothing like chilled watermelon to cool down and recover after a long humid run.  It's become a summer tradition with my running group.

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                        On average, probably water for hydration alone. But in hot weather, I like cold green tea. Medium weather, chocolate milk or similar. Cold weather hot cocoa. I'm not a fan of sugary stuff for recovery. The chocolatey milk stuff works well for recovery.

                         

                        +1 to the cold green tea. there's a japanese sugar free green tea I can get at any convenience store here that I love after runs. It never really gets cold enough here (Taiwan) for me to drink hot cocoa, so chocolate milk is fine for me. Oh, and beer after trail races, generally in this order - half a bottle of green tea -  a cup of chocolate milk - a can of beer - other half of the tea.

                          I prefer water and low fat milk as my rehydration beverages. However, I just read an article that water or a diluted sports drinks are not the best choice for rehydration after running as these drinks do not contain enough of the sugars and electrolytes that our body needs necessary to bring itself back into balance.  It always recommended to rehydrate through drinks that contains a good amount of sugars, and electrolytes such as sports drink after you exercise  for fast  recovery process.


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                              Some anonymous angel left a cooler of these with a "Help yourself" note at one of the trailheads a few weeks back.  That was about the most delicious thing I ever tasted.

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                                Run, shower, coffee, work, run, shower, beer, sleep, repeat.

                                 

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