Friday, June 22, 2007

got chocolate milk?

So I heard rumors about chocolate milk (CM) as a recovery drink for a little while now. I decided to give it a try and have been on my CM kick for about 2 weeks. My result. I am feeling stronger than ever while closing up my 2nd week at 80+ miles. I’ve done this much mileage before, but only haphazardly with no consistency. Not sure how much credit to give my delicious chocolaty beverage, but I am not about to abandon whatever’s working. Furthermore, I am not missing those nasty ass synthetic recovery drinks like Endurox.

For a little bit more of the science, check out this article which discusses the details of the study from Dr. Joel Stager of IU Bloomington. One amazing finding is that time to exhaustion was increased by 44% for the group consuming chocolate milk vs. Endurox or Gatorade. Synopsis: Chocolate milk is the bomb digity yo.