Running & Sports
- Kids & Family
- Fitness & Health
Sometimes when I run a long training run (upwards of 12 miles or
so) at the end, I feel like I can "taste" or "smell" ammonia. I've
always assumed that this is caused by my body depleting all my glycogen
stores and going into ketosis. I've never tested my pee with a
keto-stick, though I do have some, left over from an Atkins stint
several years ago.
Last week I ran a 16 miler in San Francisco San Francisco Long Run (Wow)
and then wrapped my clothes up in a hotel plastic bag and packed them
for the trip home. The next morning, back at home (Annapolis), when I
opened the bag, the running clothes reeked of ammonia. First time I've
ever noticed that. I didn't eat anything prior to that run and had two
gels during it (breakfast of champions). So the question is, am I going
into ketosis? And, more importantly, is that a bad thing. I think
I am and that it's bad because it indicates consumption of muscle
tissue to supply energy. But I'm no physiologist or nutritionist. So I
may be dead wrong.
ACTIVE is the leader in online event registrations from 5k running races and marathons to softball leagues and local events. ACTIVE also makes it easy to learn and prepare for all the things you love to do with expert resources, training plans and fitness calculators.