My 5 Favorite Post Run Recovery Drinks
Now I will say what grab will depend on where I’m running, how far, and what type of pace that I was running. Sometimes it also depends what I’m in the mood for too.
Yup! Hey milk is good for you after a run and a latte has a decent amount of milk. I will also say that I am lucky enough to live within less than a half mile from a Dunkin Donuts. When all possible,which is frequent, I will try to end my run there. The slogan should be Christine Runs on Dunkin. By now I no longer get a look when I walk in right after ending a run. Not sure about you, but I don’t necessarily look my best after a run. Anyway they know by now that it is a Iced Caramel Latte with whole milk and a banana from the counter.
Ooops, I drank it before I got a picture of it!
One time during marathon training, I stopped and got a small one towards the end of a long run. Problem was I still had 5 miles to go. My coach couldn’t believe that I drank a latte and then went back running.
I love a good smoothie! I change it up depending upon what I have in the house. I usually put whole milk, dab of OJ, strawberries, banana, and some whey protein powder. So good and refreshing.
Sometimes a big glass of chocolate milk really hits the spot. You can’t go wrong here. I realized how refreshing this was after the Sandy Hook Sprint Tri when this was the drink given to you after crossing the finish line. Though I would hate it, but it was perfect and hit the spot.
Then there are days where all you want is a big tall glass of ice cold water. This is especially true in the summer when you feel like you are melting. I will use it to wash down a protein bar or some other form of protein.
Right now I feel like I am living in the frozen tundra and I really am looking for something more than just recovery. I’m looking to warm up as well. On these days, nothing is more refreshing than a warm cup of hot cocoa.
I’m thinking I will need this tomorrow.
So what do you drink for recovery?