How do you Refuel After a Race?

Posted on September 20, 2011 by admin 2 Comments

Athletes, the Omaha Marathon is only weeks away and we know that you are preparing for the marathon, but have you thought about your post-workout recovery routine?

Many athletes concentrate heavily on how to prepare before a big run by emphasizing pre-workout nutrition. But when it comes to recovery, the body needs to rehydrate and replenish with electrolytes and the right mix of protein and carbohydrates for muscle recovery. Lowfat chocolate milk provides those benefits, plus it has nine essential nutrients not found in most recovery drinks.

The nutrient profile of lowfat chocolate milk is what makes it effective as a post-exercise recovery beverage. It’s a natural source of high-quality protein to build and repair muscles, has the right mix of protein and carbs to refuel exhausted muscles plus fluids and is a natural source of electrolytes – like calcium, potassium and magnesium – to rehydrate and help replenish what’s lost in sweat.

Luckily, you will be able to rehydrate post-race with lowfat chocolate milk because the Refuel with Chocolate Milk Tour is stopping by the Omaha Marathon. Make sure to refuel with nature’s recovery drink from Robert’s Dairy and stop by the Refuel Zone for a celebratory Milk Mustache photo!

2 comments

  • Sunny says:

    Coconut water!

  • Omaha Ford says:

    Interesting, the way that I refuel is by drinking Zico coconut water or water that comes with electrolytes. I drink it before the race, during and after since I find that drinking it just after is not enough. Zico has a lot of potassium too; as much as a full banana. I also like to eat beforehand since I get nauseous if I don’t.

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