Friday, November 5, 2010
Pickle Juice: Not just for pickling anymore
Although the Real Fitness Nerd already knew about most of these "secret" runner's foods, this msnbc.com article is a cool little list of odd things endurance athletes consume in hopes of getting an edge.
Pickle juice caught me off guard, but it makes complete sense, given it hydrates and replenishes sodium lost from sweating. And I bet it tastes delish!
Personally, I'm a banana and water man when it comes to powering through exercise, but there's plenty to experiment with here. Let me know if you try any of it. I might set up a stand at the LA marathon next year and hand out French fries to the runners. I wonder how that'll go over?