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A question...(5 posts)

A question...Teach
Apr 27, 2001 8:52 AM
On last weekend's MS ride, I experienced something that I'd not experienced before. On Saturday evening (after 101 miles), my heartrate was much higher than normal (around 100), I was dizzy when I first stood up and just generally felt out of it. I felt better in the morning, but was having trouble sprinting to catch the friend that I ride with regularly and regularly play sprinting games with. By mid-day, Saturday night's feeling had returned. I finished the 73 miles, but stopped twice in the last 4 to catch my breath.

I was definitely hydrated enough and had been eating all along the ride both days as I usually do. Has this ever happened to anyone? If so, why?
re: A question...muncher
Apr 27, 2001 8:57 AM
100?? Doesn't sound that hight to me - prob not hight enough to be a serious arythmia (not a doctor though)?

Have had similar when not well - run down, bad cold etc?
Or Possibly Over Trained? nmgusriley
Apr 27, 2001 12:07 PM
Agree w/overtraining, but still...Cory
Apr 27, 2001 12:50 PM
Haven't you been going hard and lost a lot of weight in a fairly short time? More than likely it's overtraining, and a few days off (or easy) will take care of it.
Just to keep you on the edge of your seat, though, I had a similar experience several years ago when I was a runner. After some recurrences and a sudden increase in my times on courses I'd run for years, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat, basically, an OK thing to have if you have to have a heart problem). Seems to me dramatic weight loss also can cause some chemical imbalances, too, but I'm not sure of that. If you have the problem again, I'd get checked just to put your mind at rest.
Agree w/overtraining, but still...Teach
Apr 27, 2001 8:13 PM
Thanks for the replies. I really doubt it's overtraining, though I suppose it's a possibility (just can't imagine I've been training that hard). Could be the weight loss - I'd considered that myself. Guess I'll see if it happens again before I get too concerned.