After a run it is recommended to drink a recovery drink to replenish lost energy, fluid and electrolytes.
Water as running Recovery drink
The cheapest and most popular recovery drink is good old water. Water helps in restoring lost water through sweating and cooling down the body. Drinking water also helps in preparing the stomach for proper food digestion. Experts tend to agree that rehydrating with water until urine is pale yellow is the way to go.
Sports Energy Drinks
Drinkigng a sports energy drink with a mix of carbs, protein and sodium within an hour of finishing the race is crucial.
Carbohydrate Milk Drink
The chocolate milk has the magic 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio, is cheap and tastes good.
Whatever you choose, drink what you enjoy