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the taste of water after strenuous exercise

I've noticed over the years that water tastes bitter to me for a short time after a strenuous workout, maybe for up to an hour or so. Others I've asked have experienced the same bitter taste, but no one seems to have an explanation. Does anyone know what this is? Is it lactic acid? Or, hopefully, some evidence of fat-burning?

Wed. Apr 12, 6:13pm

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Interesting... Do you drink throughout your workout? I have never noticed this but I will start paying more attention to see if I do.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 7:22 PM

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If the workout is just 1/2 an hour, I'll just have some water at the end. If the workout is longer, I'll take breaks to have a few sips.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 7:38 PM

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