Member Question: Bonking after a Race

author : mrakes1
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The race didn't really wear me out but it felt like my body was bonking. Do I really need Gatorade or some other sports drink after a race?

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I drink water. I do not like Gatorade at all and in general, I don't do HFCS or Crystalline Fructose (I don't let items with those ingredients in my home).


After my race last Sunday I was woozy. I ate and drank water and even had a little Sprite but it took me most of the day before I didn't feel 'off'. The race didn't really wear me out but it felt like my body was bonking. Do I really need Gatorade or some other sports drink after a race? What about heavy training days like this Saturday when I plan to bike 25 miles? Is there anything on the market that doesn't have that fructose corn syrup in it???


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Whether you are pushing your body for an age group win, trying to reach your first ever triathlon finish line or hoping to set a personal best, it is normal to feel tired after a race. [.....]

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date: June 22, 2009

mrakes1

Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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