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Hi All,

I've been experimenting with more electrolyte replacement. I've noticed that when I would first come back to running after having to take a few days off for illness, my sweat is very salty. The effect goes away after the next few days, however I'd have increasing fatigue with my runs. I attributed it to dieting and perhaps depleting myself of carbs, but now I'm not too sure. I also noticed I felt dehydrated and tired a lot though I was drinking a lot of water.

I salted my food more yesterday and today took electrolyte infused water with me on my run today versus just water. I looked down at my watch during my warmup, and noticed I was running a full minute/mile faster without any additional effort. I almost thought something was wrong with my Garmin! I felt strong during the run and afterward, had less fatigue, no calf cramp, and interestingly was less hungry- did not feel I needed my GU packet etc.

Even with this, I noticed my body craved more salt after I was done running!! As an example, I calculated my sweat rate last month when it was 79 degrees outside. I sweat like 60-67 oz of water per hour... which is equivalent to losing 5-6 lbs/hr.... which is a lot. My fitness level is good, so I think it's just how I am.

However on the flip side, I look bloated today especially around the waist. I don't know if this is because I am used to seeing myself sodium depleted (like how bodybuilders deplete themselves of sodium, to see the max muscle definition possible, but this isn't healthy for all the time) or if I could be overdoing it now with the electrolytes?? How do you balance electrolytes in the heat?

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