Just a quick question. is it necessary to have a recovery drink like a lucozade or a recovery shake after every run no matter what the distance, i've been having them on my longer runs but on shorter runs of only a couple of miles i didn't know if i should be doing the same thing
All replies appreciated
You don't need them at all, but if you want and you are happy spending the money or don't have the wherewithal to make something yourself, then why not.
A milkshake will do fine esp on short runs or a glass of water.
Chicken sandwhich, scrambled egg on toast, peanut butter on toast - all good post work out food.
I like PLJ myself though will have a chocolate milkshake after a long run.
Oh and bananas.
Long run: chocolate milk in some form
Long run on a hot day: pint of cider
Up to 9 or 10 miles - pint or two of squash and then food (eg tea if it's a week night run)
Beyond that I'll have a bottle of Yazoo choc or banana milkshake. I buy them by the case from Costco. I find it helps prevent the"I'm starving and must everything in the house" moments.
This is turning into a vitage episode of BOD, isn't it?
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I use the SIS Rego recovery drink but only after runs of 15 miles plus. I cant stomach solid food for a while after a long run so this bridges the gap nicely.
Someone told me you can make your own recovery drink with dilute orange juice and a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda then top up to make a litre. havent tried it yet so dont know if its right or not, anyone else heard of this?
Nah...sounds interesting tho.
Nice one Hamster re: Bod...mmmmmmmmmm...Loganberry
Me? Chocolate Fudge Brownie Fuji after a session...Cereal with milk good after a long run!
Back in the day when I used to have time to do long runs, I used Slimfast shakes as a post-long training run or marathon/half marathon recovery drink. Tasted much better than any of the recovery drinks I'd tried, and popped in a cool-bag with some ice-packs, were very handy (and the ice-packs came in handy occasionally too!).
Never bothered with anything particular for anything shorter than 10 miles - just some squash and a sandwich.
Banana ones were my flavour of choice.
I always thought Alberto Frog was a conman.
For Goodness Shakes for me on long runs too! It works for me so I'm going to stick to it.
Short runs I just have a bottle of lucozade but that's more out of habit more than necessity.
Lovin' the Bod clip!
As mentioned above, if you feel they benefit you and you are prepared to pay for it, then by all means use them. I do if I feel I warrant it, but not after every run. I always have a shake after a gym session though.
I use em afer a long run and a tough interval session. Quick and easy way of putting some carbs back in fast.
Have a look at the sugars in a Goodness Shake though....then have a look at the sugar in a can of coke... then go buy some Rego!
Haven't heard of that one before, like this stuff?
A mild laxative before a run doesn't sound a great idea. What am i missing?
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