Plan on running the Boilermaker this weekend? When you're done you probably plan on drinking a beer or two after the brewery. That's ok! However, you may find if you drink this you'll recover a little bit faster after running. Here's the top post run drinks, other than water.

Coconut Water

Coconut water contains none of the fat found in coconut milk. Just eleven ounces contains 14 grams of sugar and 670 milligrams of potassium.

"Potassium works closely with sodium to maintain water balance and helps trigger muscles to contract and relax optimally," says Suzanne Girard Eberle, R.D., author of Endurance Sports Nutrition. Coconut water has enough carbohydrates for an hour-long run but not enough sodium for longer efforts."

Coconut water mixes very well with other fruits too.


Chocolate Milk

Chocolate milk has a great amount of carbohydrates and protein that tired muscles need for recovery.

According to a study Stager led, drinking chocolate milk postexercise speeds up recovery and increases the time it takes to reach exhaustion during a subsequent exercise session better than sports drinks.

Milk contains plenty of vitamin D and calcium too.


Cherry Juice

Cherries are higher in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Try drinking a cup of tart cherry juice after exercise-particularly during heavy training.

Don't drink a ton though, remember, one cup has about 30 grams of natural sugar and 130 calories.