Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Deep in the Shawnee Forest
Bikes: LeMond - Gunnar
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What do you find is your range of water loss? Am I simply unusually sweaty?
I can tolerate as much as 6 pounds of loss, but there is no such thing as particular "rate of loss."
And, try to understand this, even if you exercise at the same effort and in the same temperature and humidity, you may sweat differently depending on your own current mineral balances.
The only way to learn your about sweating, is to experience it, and record and remember how much you weigh and how much you are drinking. (as well as performance) I really get tired of seeing stupid remarks about what someone calls "normal." There is no such thing as normal. We all are different, and we seldom have identical workouts with identical fluid use.
If there is one thing I have learned after 30 years of extreme exercise, it's that my body has "working weight range." I can exercise and tolerate a weight loss of anywhere from 5-6 pounds. If I lose another pound over 6, my performance begins to suck. Lose another pound after that, and I'm headed for "bonk city."
The point I'm getting at, weigh yourself a lot, and get a feel for how much your weight can fluctuate without causing you to bloat or bonk. Simple enough? Right?