I’ve read a lot about the benefits of coffee before running. For me, that’s not really feasible. I run early and I am not so keen on the idea of getting up any earlier.
I recently read that coffee can be beneficial after running as well. Yay for me! 🙂 Caffeine increases how quickly carbs are absorbed, which can help glycogen replenishment. Especially if you drink your coffee with carbs that are quickly digested. Some options include bananas, grapes, watermelon, dates, peaches, some cereals. Caffeine can also decrease muscle pain – the theory is that caffeine blocks a biochemical that plays a role in the pain cycle, so you wont feel achy or sore after a tough workout.
So, with all of this good news, here is a photo of my recently-mastered caramel latte. Mmm, mmm, good! 🙂