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Do you spit when you run? Me too. It's strange, if I'm in the gym on a treadmill I never (thank goodness) feel the need for a good spit. Once I'm out on the road though I'm at it all the time! Must be something to do with fresh air or pollen or something.
 

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Nope... I don't. But that's an interesting point about not needing to when running on the dreadmill. Therefore there shouldn't be any need to while running outside
 

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Can`t be many who don`t have the odd gob during a run.

Just a matter of being a bit discrete about it surely..............:embarrassed:
 

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Trinity said:
Nope... I don't. But that's an interesting point about not needing to when running on the dreadmill. Therefore there shouldn't be any need to while running outside
I'd have thought so too but I still feel the need when outside.
 

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Same for me. On the treadmill there is no need, but on the road i need to about once every 2 miles or so.

I don't like doing it, or seeing other people doing it so i try and do it when noone is about. Taking a drink on a run would help i reckon though, i bought one of those water bottles shaped like a sort of doughnut yesterday so i'll have to try it.
 

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I spit all the time when I'm running. Probably every 100/200m.
There are big differences between dreadmill running and proper (*ouch*) running. The air outside is [1]: usually colder, which stimulates salivary glands and sinuses, and [2]: the air is moving, which again, increases the rate at which the above glands produce their respective, er, secretions.
I'm unfortunate enough to suffer from exercise-induced rhinitis and something called post-nasal drip, which means that not only does my nose run (faster than I do), the excess snot flows down the back of my throat. If I don't clear my throat sufficiently or effectively enough, it can sometimes lead to me choking and retching. Hence my apparent overzealousness in clearing my mouth and throat. :embarrassed:

Apologies for the words "secretions", "snot", and "retching"; but they were essential to the plot.;)
 

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pedestrian said:
I spit all the time when I'm running. Probably every 100/200m.
There are big differences between dreadmill running and proper (*ouch*) running. The air outside is [1]: usually colder, which stimulates salivary glands and sinuses, and [2]: the air is moving, which again, increases the rate at which the above glands produce their respective, er, secretions.
I'm unfortunate enough to suffer from exercise-induced rhinitis and something called post-nasal drip, which means that not only does my nose run (faster than I do), the excess snot flows down the back of my throat. If I don't clear my throat sufficiently or effectively enough, it can sometimes lead to me choking and retching. Hence my apparent overzealousness in clearing my mouth and throat. :embarrassed:

Apologies for the words "secretions", "snot", and "retching"; but they were essential to the plot.;)
memo to self don't go running in the north east :eek: :p ;)
 

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dimple said:
This must be a male thing, I don't get the urge to spit either:p
A male thing ,a male thing have you seen Ms Radcliffe gobbing :d

spitting is most definately not a male peserve altough i will admit it does seem more prevelant in men specially footballers
 

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Maybe I'm a lady. Only messing my bad habit is swearing I can turn the air blue:rolleyes: and I often do when I'm at work!
 
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