29 Sep '15, 12pm

5 Reasons It’s Okay To Drink Coffee As A Runner

5 Reasons It’s Okay To Drink Coffee As A Runner

On something as glorious as National Coffee Day, we pay tribute to one of our favorite pre-race, pre-day, pre-doing anything fuels: coffee. Here’s some top reasons our favorite cup o’ Joe should be a staple in every runner’s diet: 1. Caffeine is a legal performance enhancer. With all the controversy surrounding illegal drugs in the elite racing world, we raise a mug to the fact that coffee is totally legal and often totally necessary before heading out for a run. 2. It actually does hydrate you (the dehydration myth is just that—a myth). Mind. Blown. We aren’t saying you sub water for coffee in your handheld, but it’s definitely not as dangerous in the dehydration arena as people make you think. Still, we strongly advocate chasing with water. 3. Drinking coffee post-run helps replenish glycogen stores. It’s true. So add a little dash of caffeine to your post-run protein an...

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