I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Natural Running Drinks

I posted a comment left yesterday. A natural running drink. Good idea. I'm sure I will try this. Thanks!!!

Hi Alyson, I am also training for the Ottawa Half. I didn't want to use Gatorade for so many reasons including some of the ones you suggested. I found some great recipes for easy home-made drinks. For the last few longer runs (between 13 and 17 k) I have been drinking a combination of:

2 tbsp lemon juice
2 c water
1 tbsp agave nectar
sea salt to taste

It's delicious, refreshing and I feel great. A running coach also suggested replacing the agave and lemon juice in the recipe with just a half a cup of fresh squeezed o.j.


fit for a kid said...

Hi and thanks for reposting my comment! I'm still loving that drink. I'm considering making my own energy gel but the recipes look so, well, for want of a better word, gross.

Right now I'm sticking with my drink and my mini boxes of raisins.

Glad your long run went well.

Danica said...

Thank for you posting this recipe. I used this as my first attempt with a sport drink. I really enjoyed it and I found it quite easy on the stomach. I also like that I can play with different flavors depending on the agave nectar I have.

Yesterdays 13km run was vanilla :-)

Thanks again for a great tasting, cheap sports drink!