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June 16, 2011 1:04 PM
Does anyone out there experience runner's mouth? I know it is totally gross but what in the world? Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can not get this?

I've tried different chap sticks, lip gloss, nothing etc and I still get the same sticky "goupe" after a long run. Not cool! HELP!
June 16, 2011 1:07 PM
WTH is that????
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June 16, 2011 1:10 PM
If it's what I think you're talking about, I know one runner who keeps a small bottle of mouth spray in her pocket or fanny pack. i'm sure you could try something like that - you could even get your own bottle and mix up a lemon and water something or other to use at intervals.
June 16, 2011 1:10 PM
Its not attractive but I tend to try and spit that **** out along the way while I'm running otherwise I fear I may end up choking.
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June 16, 2011 1:12 PM
Not really sure what you mean. Do you mean getting phlegmy? I just end up spitting along the way (one of the reasons I like running outside).
June 16, 2011 1:13 PM
I have heard chewing gum, or sucking on hard candy (not chomping it) while you're running/ working out helps.
June 16, 2011 1:16 PM
QUOTE:

I've tried different chap sticks, lip gloss, nothing etc and I still get the same sticky "goupe" after a long run. Not cool! HELP!


Wow - I thought this was just me! I get it even if I'm chewing gum or wearing chapstick or whatever... I get a thick sticky buildup at the corners of my mouth... like concentrated mucus or something like that. (Sorry, I know that sounds gross...) Mostly on my longer runs, but occasionally on shorter runs too. It doesn't build up in my mouth in any noticeable way... just the corners.
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June 16, 2011 1:19 PM
*pukes*

Nah, it's normal.
June 16, 2011 1:20 PM
My runners mouth problem probably has more to do with swearing when I notice a hill.

Seriously, I never run without gum or I get a slimy yucky feeling in my mouth.
June 16, 2011 1:24 PM
You bet it happens! I tend to get it on longer runs 60+ minutes, but that's what my sleeve is for.
June 16, 2011 1:30 PM
I have no idea what this is
June 16, 2011 1:37 PM
Not sure what you mean exactly. I chew gum on all my runs as I breathe through my mouth.
June 16, 2011 1:40 PM
QUOTE:

My runners mouth problem probably has more to do with swearing when I notice a hill.

Seriously, I never run without gum or I get a slimy yucky feeling in my mouth.




Hilarious!laugh
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June 16, 2011 1:44 PM
Gum helps me. But I still have to spit sometimes. It reminds me of a dog with rabies (foaming at the mouth). I only get it when I'm pushing myself.
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June 16, 2011 1:48 PM
Wow...I really wish I hadn't read this thread...especially while eating. *gags* lol.

Well, Im new to running-well lets be honest, it takes me 12-14 minutes to do a mile. Im a trotter lol- and have not had this happen yet....ewwwww.
June 16, 2011 1:49 PM
a little dried saliva never hurt anyone. wink
June 16, 2011 4:26 PM
QUOTE:

My runners mouth problem probably has more to do with swearing when I notice a hill.

Seriously, I never run without gum or I get a slimy yucky feeling in my mouth.


I love this! I tried running with gum once and it got all slimy and gross, so I tried to spit it out...ended up in my hair...remember the song about spitting into the wind...lesson learned on that one!

I swear at hills too!
June 17, 2011 1:21 AM
That white stuff that gathers at the corner of your mouth? Yeah, I get that. It's due to dehydration. Keep up your water levels!
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