Our expert says:
It is obviously important that you consume sufficient fluid while racing and best to use a carbohydrate drink that contains about 6-8% protein as well. I’m concerned that you are that thirsty after the race as that means you are already moving into dehydration and that is the biggest reason for tiredness.
Immediately after a race you should consume another 1-2 such drinks to fill the carbohydrate stores and within 45 minutes thereafter you should consume a predominantly protein shake to prevent muscle wastage.
We like to use a product called PeptoPro which is a protein in the peptide form and add that to our PowerAde. Use the same for after the race and we also take a serving of Muscle Armor which contains BCAA, HMB & Glutamine – this is a great combination for muscle recovery and hugely lessens lactic acid build up – sufficient refueling with carbohydrates also lessens lactic acid build up.
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