I read this week caffeine taken an hour before you run/race will help with your performance, caffeine taken when resting works as a diuretic. So there you go Steve keep on with the coffee :dSteve said:I drink isotonic drinks before, during and post running as I need to take replace salts regadless of the heat. After a race as I've had so much juice( and some water) it's coffee from my flask.
I'm also one of those odd runners who seems to defy convention and drink coffee before a race. Caffeine seems to pick me up and not dehydrate me in any way.
If you read about it on this site it was probably me who posted it. I reported somewhere that when I get back from a long run, or a hard training session, I drink a glass of water with four teaspoons of sugar and a tiny pinch of salt. It's cheap and works as well for me as the fancy stuff you buy in shops. After an 'easy' run I just have a mug of tea, sometime with a couple of teaspoons of sugar, though I don't normally have sugar in tea.dudemark said:i read earlier in the week about someone who has a pint of water with two teaspoons of suger and one salk mixed in... not sure if it was on this site, but has anyone tried anything like that before? sounds like it would work, sugar for energy and the salt you loose through sweating?
I actually prefer Powerade and Lucozade Sport for after a run. I think they taste great and they do the job.Steady Edwina said:I tried powerade and it made me want to gag.