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Hey everybody:<br><br>
Now that it's finally starting to get cooler here in the northeast, I'm running into something new that I didn't have as much of a problem with last year - I'm just really freakin cold when I'm done my long runs.<br><br>
Clothing-wise I'm fine, I always have dry clothes and sweats and a hat to put on when I'm done. But I just get this deep down cold that doesn't go away until I spend 10-15 minute in the shower.<br><br>
This year after the Philly marathon they were serving cups of hot chicken broth - something I had never thought of. It was good! And it warmed me up.<br><br>
So it made me start thinking about that as a way to warmup post run. I can try to find some lower sodium broth (like <a href="http://www.swansonbroth.com/productpopup.aspx?product=nutrition_natchickbroth&prd_product_id=2448" target="_blank">http://www.swansonbroth.com/productp...roduct_id=2448</a>), but I suppose that will be pretty high regardless.<br><br>
So, does anyone have any good warm-you-up drinks or snacks? I don't think I could really go for tea or coffee immediately post run.<br><br>
Thanks for any ideas!
 

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what about low cal hot chocolate? I like the chicken broth or Cup-o-soup idea. I don't think the sodium would be bad post long run....<br><br><br><br>
PS- A shower is always perfect when you are freezing isn't it?
 

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Thats what I was going to say. Hot chocolate made with milk would be just as great for post run recovery as the chocolate milk that everyone always talks about.
 

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I have the same problem... I have to stand in the shower until it runs out of hot water.<br><br>
I think the hot chocolate idea is good. Or coffee? If you like it...<br><br>
My problem is that unless I get all my clothes off and get dry, I can't warm up. SO even with dry shirts, etc, I'm still chilled to the bone.
 

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Thanks for the good ideas. I hadn't thought about warming up the chocolate milk. That would be good, and better than the powdered stuff. I guess I just have to be careful not to curdle the milk in the microwave.<br><br>
I'm going to pick up some low-sodium / low-fat chicken broth too and see how that works out.
 

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Perhaps someone else has more info on this, but my coach always tells me I'm dehydrated when I'm cold-and-can't-get-warm-no-matter-what-I-do after a long/hard workout.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">
 

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I have the same post LR cold issue. I can be perfectly comfortable while running, but afterwards I have almost spastic shivering. When I shower, I dread turning the water off, because that is when the shivering starts. (And I am frugal with water - I have a well and DW and I are petrified that one day it will be dry.) I have tried the hot chocolate idea in the past, but I gave up chocolate for the Maintain Campaign, and just had tea on Sunday. With a yogurt for some protein.
 

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I have not tried it yet but Clif now has a <a href="http://www.clifbar.com/eat/eat.cfm?location=shot&id=453" target="_blank">Hot Chocolate receovery drink</a>.
 
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