Run 10 miles in the sun and you’d expect to be dripping in sweat.
In reality, that’s often not the case; anyone who’s run a half or full marathon will tell you that rather than glistening with moisture, your face actually becomes one huge salt crystal.
‘Cake sweats’ are real and boy, can they sting when dollops of salt get into your eyes.
But why do some of us turn into sticks of salt after long runs?
Salt and water have a close relationship. When you eat something mega salty, your body tries to retain enough water to deal with the sodium hike – and when you sweat, you… Read the full story