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    Can't eat after race???

    So I had a 5 mile race, won my division, but couldn't eat for 3 days afterwards w/o throwing up. Is this normal?

    HR info during the race:
    never dropped below 173
    averaged at about 182
    peaked at 215

    resting hr: 54
    max hr: 220
    weekly training hours for 3 months leading up to the race ~12

    Also: I can't stop getting really really bad calf muscle spasms after I train or race. It's gotten so bad that I expect to be on the floor for a good five minutes when I get back from a race or hard ride. I've tried electrolytes and they didn't fix the problem...
    A medical student who wandered into Iowa

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    uh. 5 miles?
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    What was your diet in the prior days?

    You seem to have stressed yourself pretty good.

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    Yeah. 5 miles. All out the whole time, so I stressed myself pretty good. lol
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    That's not normal at all. I raced yesterday for 10 miles, avg HR was 176 and max 204. Sometimes this will make me very sick feeling, but 10 minutes back after the race and I feel ok again and my heart will slow.

    Maybe you just stressed too much. How do you train?

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    I'm thinking, maybe you ate too much before the race? And didn't warm up enough? Or maybe you caught some sort of stomach bug around the same time?

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    Go to the Doctor.

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    I train 3x a week OD, 1x-2x INT on the bike and one day running, climbing or lifting. About 12 hours a week - upping that because I'm changing my goals this year - it went away finally so I'm not too worried anymore. Thanks guys.
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    Not normal.

    Go see doctor. Race may be a trigger, but not sole source of sickness.

    Been racing for 6 years now, many times twice a week (XC, 24hr team, road races, crits, stage races, etc.; short and long). Never have trouble keeping my food down.

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    Your max HR should NOT be 220.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe
    Your max HR should NOT be 220.
    Whys that? Younger athletes can have a 220 max heart rate.

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    Yeah, if you are really young, like....0

    I have always understood the max hr to be 220 minus your age. It can vary of course but not to equal 220.

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    HR of 220 - age = ROUGH calculation. There is a pretty large margin of error in that formula. On another set of forums, it was pretty agreed that a 10% margin of error. Either way, nothing is set in stone.

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    As usual, not enough information.

    Lampy29.
    How old are you?
    How long have you been riding?
    How many races do you have under your belt?
    What was your diet before the race?

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    Could be some form of heat exhaustion/sickness... or you could have weakened your immune system and caught something... or, for that matter, the timing could be a coincidence, maybe you're just sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe
    Yeah, if you are really young, like....0

    I have always understood the max hr to be 220 minus your age. It can vary of course but not to equal 220.
    Maybe his mom ran out of formula that's the reason he's not eating.

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    Been riding all my life (17 - done 3 races so far) but really started getting serious last year when I started training on the bike 12 hours a week and rock climbing practically every day after school when I wasn't biking. 3 months ago I shifted the focus onto biking (and recently to tri) and upped time to 15 hours. Diet before the race was a mix I've been eating for a while as a staple -- brown rice, garbanzo beans, tuna fish, and peanut butter.

    About 60% of my training is done on the road in the 150-160s (starting to adapt body to do Ironman in a few years)

    20% is done on intervals and speed days (180-190 bpm sprint is normal for my peak, I was surprised to see 220 on my hrm on final effort at end of the race, might have been a fluke with my equipment but can hit 215 on a running effort soooo maybe not.)

    20% is climbing, lifting, and running

    I've got an mtb race coming up in 3 weeks (25 mi), and if this happens again I'm definitely going to see a doc.
    A medical student who wandered into Iowa

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    With regards to the Max HR:

    Its possible a error or interference from your HR monitor. I occasionally get a wacko number on my Garmin HR monitor, hitting numbers of 210. I know these are not correct because I know what my HR ranges are.

    What HR numbers do you get while training, especially training at race pace? Can you regularily hit 220?

    I don't think a healthy adult should be hitting 220. If you are truly hitting 220, i would recommend you see your physician and maybe ask for an ECG done just to be on the safe side.

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    Go see a Doctor

    This doesn't add up. You have too short a history with racing and riding at this level of exertion to create any understandable context. I have worked with teen racers for 9 years and never seen this happen unless they have had bad food before a race. Anything further is just guessing. You clearly don't know enough about this either. Go see a Doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe
    Yeah, if you are really young, like....0

    I have always understood the max hr to be 220 minus your age. It can vary of course but not to equal 220.

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