Quite an old thread. I thought I would add to it rather than create a new one:
This subject was highlighted to me from another forum so I wanted to do some more research.
I had noticed this a few times and thought it was chemicals from the fields I run in and around. I've just come back from a 10miler and the smell is very strong today. I think it's dehydration based rather than a lack of carbohydrate as I had a bowl of museli about an hour before running.
It's not a horrible sweaty smell but very strong chemical smell.
My question is: Is this buring amino acids bad?
It's a bit like blaming the dog when you fart Moraghan...
Actually I get this on the odd occastion. In normal circumstances I sweat like an absolute maniac but it doesn't smell of much in particular - not until it's dried out. But I have noticed a strong ammonia smell, always a long way into a run and generally I've noticed it when I'm feeling pretty shit. The RW article linked above does make sense; initially I thought it might have something to do with carb depletion because I can distinctly remember the smell kicking up towards the end of a long run where I was feeling pretty woozy, but dehydration rather than carb depletion as such seems more accurate, since I've also noticed it after feeling pretty bad on a hot day, but not energy depleted
I know what my Bobby Orange smells like and it aint like this!
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Moraghan wrote (see)I never give the dog credit unless I follow through.
Moraghan wrote (see)
I never give the dog credit unless I follow through.
Sainsbury's got him a great deal.
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