Usually, this means 1 of 2 things: either I didn't take in enough salt/electrolytes or I took in too much. Well since it was the winter and I hadn't been supplementing with salt, I knew it was not enough. The good news is that ever since that day, I've gone back to including Endurolytes in my long run nutrition plan and haven't seen the white salt lines since. They had been a staple in my nutrition plan for triathlons and long distance cycling, but I hadn't really used them much in running.
However, this has me wondering - when you see that your clothes are covered in dried salt by the end of a workout, do you consider it:
A) A badge of honor to show you worked hard; or
B) A badge of shame because it shows you did not effectively manage your nutrition
Which one is it?