>Health and Nutrition>What's best for rehydration after running?
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All of the above, except maybe the pond/lake/sea water, i'd likely drink from a stream if desperate enough. Last week ran though some sprinklers, and gladly let the water hit my mouth, knowing it was municipal water albeit coming thorough moss covered hoses.
I love sparkling water after a run and always.
Crap! I forgot IV, the quickest way to rehydration after a marathon.
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I put Ultima. I don't know what it is, but it sounds pretty good. But really I mostly drink water and sometimes eat salty snacks if I have a craving.
Ultragen. But it's more about the carbs and the BCAAs than hydration.
I put Ultima. I don't know what it is, but it sounds pretty good.
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I'll usually down a large glass of chocolate milk for recovery and then head to 7-11 for a Super Big Gulp of diet pepsi or diet coke.
Not really a water drinker and that gets about 1.5 litres of fluid through me quickly
Weight - 200 lbs (currently 211)
Work on stretching and flexibility an stay healthy for Boston 2014 (have a BQ -9:00 time)
Marathon - 3:10
10k - 40:00
5k - 19:00
If you had ever tried it you would not have chosen it. Stagnant pond water would be better than Ultima. That and Heed are the only things I have ever spat out at an aid station.
Most of the time, diet Coke. After a very long run, full or ultra, I vote for a margarita. Lime juice for potassium, salt for sodium, ice for rehydration, and tequila to kill any pain. Perfect postrace beverage.
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I drink water but after my run I also have my fiber drink. It's nasty, so I add the fiber to water, then add a couple scoops of hot cocoa mix to make it taste better. I don't know where that falls in the poll, but it is what works for me.
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I drink a smoothie or shake after my morning run, but that is more about nutrients than hydration.
When I am looking specifically for hydration I reach for sports drink (Gatorade or Nuun) if I can feel salt on my face. Otherwise water is fine.
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And Slurpee! Unless Slurpees are adult frozen beverages. I'm thinking they are...
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