And believe it or not, in the latter stages of a marathon, a few swallows of beer really truly seems to help. Not sure if its sodium or the carbs or what, but I've had half a cup in two marathons and nothing seemed to work as well. This may be entirely in my head, of course.
My post race nutrition has been copious amounts of white wine or beer. I have had a few nasty Monday mornings...trying to quench thirst with wine is dangerous!
But white wine? Dear God, you must have some truly harsh Mondays ...
The good news? Now that I have been running again, consistently this time, for a full year, I seem to be invincible , with releatively no hangovers. the last few times I have gotten excessive have yielded relatively painless aftermaths.