The wet stuff.....

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19/06/2007 at 22:08
How much do you sweat?

I seem to sweat alot more than the average person and I thought that after training for a few months (am a beginner to running but not excercise!) I would see the amount of it reduce.

I went to the gym tonight (weather awful down here) and my treadmill was like a swamp after 75 minutes. My kit was absolutely soaked through, sweat didnt have anywhere else to go it was running down my legs! When I did my quad stretch at the end it was almost like pouring from a teapot the about of sweat that came out of my shorts!

Anyone else sweat more than average? Is sweating alot a bad sign of anything? It seems that I only have to look at a treadmill to start sweating - help!!
19/06/2007 at 22:13
A lot! I did a thread on this before - consensus seems to be sweaters are frequently really fit people but sometimes people are just natural sweaters.

I have no clue how to stop it unless by frequent wiping.
19/06/2007 at 22:14
"and my treadmill was like a swamp after 75 minutes"

over an hour! I can run decent 10ks and would not treadmill for 20 minutes.

Get outside, get wet.
19/06/2007 at 22:15
TT makes a good point - treadmills encourage sweat because no natural ventilation - out of doors there will be nowhere near the same amount as it evaporates.
19/06/2007 at 22:20
"I did a thread on this before"

apologies, the "search" function doesnt seem to be working at the moment! I did try a search.

"Get outside, get wet."

I wasnt worried about the rain - more getting struck by lightning!!

I was just reading on another website that is is comon among obese people - wouldnt put myself in that category though am just over 14 stone on a 6 foot 2 broad frame.
19/06/2007 at 22:23
wasnt worried about the rain - more getting struck by lightning!!

Unless your running in the middle of fields you won't get struck
19/06/2007 at 22:33
I'm 5'9" and 11 stone or so, so hardly a big bloke, but I sweat like a dog in a Korean restaurant. It fairly pours off me. If I wear a cap, the peak gets so soaked that it drips. And it's not as if I'm really fast, either.

Same here with the treadie - no ventilation, environment already warm and sweaty.

I went out just ahead of the thunderstorms this evening. The air was so thick I could have chewed it. I got back home absolutely drenched.

But I love it! Standing in the conservatory, just back for a run, dripping away ... a great feeling. I don't think it's a problem but you do need to keep an eye on hydration.
19/06/2007 at 22:45
Unfortunately us girlies sweat too - I set mine off beautifully by going a scary shade of 'about to die' red.
But seriously - would you rather be sweaty by exercising, or be a couch potato and break out into a sweat just reaching for the remote control. Sweat and be proud!
19/06/2007 at 22:45
"Unless your running in the middle of fields you won't get struck"

The 3 foot metal pole I've got sticking out of my head seems to attract it wherever I am! ;p

"I don't think it's a problem but you do need to keep an eye on hydration."

I drink hardly anything during a one hour run (because I dont want to be stopping if you know what i mean) but do drink quite alot of water during the day - perhaps I should try reducing water intake during th day and seeing if it has an effect. Never thought of that, thanks.
cougie    pirate
19/06/2007 at 23:31
I wouldnt worry about it - its normal to sweat and seventy five mins inside on a tready is a lot. I did an hour inside tonight with three layers on to get used to heat and all my layers were soaking. It was great ! Dont worry about it and i wouldnt drink any less.
20/06/2007 at 09:03

I sweat absolute buckets and I'm a lady (well I'm female at least....). I just like to agree that it just means I am extremely fit (though this is not necessarily true). I also go bright red. I also get quite sweaty outside but at least if you are dripping there it is in a trail rather than a big pool around your feet! Kinda like Hansel and Gretel and the trail of breadcrumbs, at least you won't get lost! ;-)
20/06/2007 at 09:08
Yep - i sweat like a dyslexic on countdown.

I spent 30 mins on a treddie a couple of nights back (as I wanted to do a fast consitstent 10k) but i got to 7.5 and was just dripping everywhere.

Lack of proper ventilation.

I prob sweat the same on a hot day, but it evaporated much more easily....its only when I stop running outside does it start pouring off me.

Also....i often end up smelling of ammonia (not cos ive p1ssed myself I might add)....and am not quite sure why...something to do with amino acids isnt it????
20/06/2007 at 09:42
deffo dont try and stop it by drinking less that will be completetly counter productive.

The main problem with being a very heavy sweater is keeping on top of salt loss if your going for a long time.

(I sweat loads, like mutley with a cap on it will start dripping off the peak If I am wearing a rucksack the back of it will have salt "tide" marks on it when Im finished)

I believe the theory is the fitter you are the more efficient your body gets at cooling your self so the more you seem to sweat.

an advanced sign of dehydration is that you stop sweating, you wont be able to rehydrate yourself on the go as you have let it get to bad, carry on going past this point and expect to start feeling sick and weak very soon.
cougie    pirate
20/06/2007 at 09:55
I was covered in salt marks after the marathon this year.

A lot of people at the gym dont actually sweat as they're not doing any work.

Like the girl on the X trainer last night reading a book. Whats the point ?
20/06/2007 at 09:57
If i had attempted to read a book while on the x-trainer..it would have been papier mache after about 5 minutes!
20/06/2007 at 10:18
Gah!! Girls at the gym in make up and totally unsweaty! Indeed, what is the point? When I used to go to boxercise at the end I would be sodden but there would be girls there who were totally dry without a drop of sweat on their brow. In this case they must have worked hard as there was no getting away with it. Would this just mean they were totally dehydrated?
20/06/2007 at 10:22
I know ladies are only meant to "glow" but I sweat an abnormal amount.

I got so sweaty running with my rucksack last week that I managed to soak a newspaper through the bottom of it. And i got salt marks on my black bra.

Absolutley minging!
20/06/2007 at 10:24
I actually think a 'glowing' lady rather attractive!

Any other fellas out there agree with me???!?
20/06/2007 at 10:27
the people that drive to the gym in order to walk on the treadmill get on my goat the most!!!!
20/06/2007 at 10:30
Nothing better than working up a good sweat. Mind you, I never seem to sweat as much as many of the men I run with. Have heard that people with pale skin (like me) have fewer sweat glands. That could be absolute rubbish though.
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