September 10, 2012
Beer Running- The Scientific Side
So as word of the running club has been infiltrating conversation around Montreal, many people have speculated and questioned the validity of drinking beer after a run. Some turn up their nose at the idea of being at a bar post-exercise and sweaty, some think that you are doing more harm than good for yourself.
Well, since there is no run update to give this week I instead offer a science update. Below are two articles pertaining to the science of beer running, the first being an example directly from Dr. Manuel J Castillo-Garzon, MD, whose research inspired the original Fishtown Beer Runners club in Philadelphia. The second is another research study summary written about from the New York Times Health & Science section. While its science appears solid, I cannot help but question the amount of fun non-alcoholic beer offers compared to the real thing.