I am so THIRSTY! I cannot stop drinking water. It’s like a desert in the back of my throat!
I’ve really taken Century training (I have a 100-mile bike race on May 23) up a notch in the last two weeks, and I feel permanently parched. I’ve been chugging water like it’s my job, and all signs point to me being in the clear (if you know what I mean). But the THIRST! The raging thirst!
Do you think this could be an electrolyte imbalance? Perhaps I’ve been sweating too much in hot yoga? I am a very salty sweater. I get rings of salt on my shorts and my headband. Maybe I need to take salt tablets on long bike rides? Or pour more salt onto my veggies?!
Speaking of sweating, I met Megan for a 5.35 mile run this afternoon.
We met at our old marathon training stomping grounds! Oh, we met many times at 6 AM in this one Publix parking lot for long, long training runs.
It’s a beautiful path:
And it was a perfect day! I finished 5.35 miles in 56 minutes and change.
Earlier today, I got a lot of work done…
Guess what I’m brainstorming about?!
While thinking (and talking aloud), I snacked on a Green Monster. I’ve been slacking on my spinach intake, and this tasted so delicious! It contained 1 cup almond milk, 1 banana, and 2 cups raw spinach. I PROMISE they taste good!
I also had some chocolate:
Post-run, I came back to the apartment and discovered that Hus had made dinner. He cooked up whole wheat pasta with alfredo sauce, kidney beans, and broccoli.
But… this was not nearly enough food for me, so I went back into the kitchen and had a big bowl of shredded wheat, cinnamon, honey, and almond milk.
Any advice for my thirst issues? Are you a thirsty athlete, too? This has just come up in the past few days, and I’ve never encountered this problem before!
Edited: I am still hungry and now I’m snacking on blue corn chips. Salt, anyone?
That’s really odd!! I get super thirsty too but nothing like that. I started drinking a mix of water and Gatorade 2 and that really helped my thirst a LOT. I know it’s not technically needed on shorter runs but hey, if it helps!