Why have I recently started experiencing extremely salty sweat?

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I have been a very fit and active person for my whole life (almost 19 years now). In that time I have ran 2,000+ miles of which some where sprints, regular paced runs, and marathons. I have also done many triathlons and played soccer and basketball among other sports.

So, what I am wondering is Why, all of the sudden, I have extremely (I mean it taste like ocean water), salty sweat. I have occassionally had the irriated eyes from sweat getting in them, but never as bad as the last few runs where I'd just lick my lips and there was that much salt. These sweats have also been pretty intense, as in the amount for the work done and the temperature.

The temperature and humdity isn't any outrageous, 80 degrees and not very humid. I haven't been running as much as I would of like to be running while training for the next marathon, so you can say I am "a little out of shape" but I have been running this whole last month and the last two runs I just started noticing it. Luckily though I haven't had any sort of muscle issues. I have, though, noticed I can't run as fast, ex I did a 10k last week at a 6:35 pace, but all I can get myself to do on a 4-5 miler is 7:45+..

School has started back up again and I will admit to my sleeping and diet not being regular anymore. When I say my diet isn't regular anymore I am saying that I used to eat breakfast at 6am, lunch around 12 and supper around 6pm. But now that I am in school and have a classes 10-7:30, I haven't been eating supper until I get home say around 8:15. As far as sleeping, only been getting 6 instead of 8.

Needless to say, to combat this I have been drinking more sports drinks throughout the day than the water I normally drink.

Anything you guys got to help me figure this out would be awesome!
Thanks,
Simulated
« Last Edit: 30/08/2012 01:14:48 by Simulated »

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Have you recently started drinking alcohol regularly?  That can screw up your hydration and at your tender years it might be a new thing that you are unused to. 
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Needless to say, to combat this I have been drinking more sports drinks throughout the day than the water I normally drink.


What sorts of sports drink?  They've usually got lots of electrolytes in, so could be the source of your salty sweat...

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I have never had any sort of alcohol ever.
Powdered Gatorade and an off brand (from aldi) Gatorade. I wouldn't say I've drank any more than normal (atleast before it happed). But, I might try cutting it down and see what affects it has.