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    vomitus

    i have a problem with vomiting during races. i have done it maybe 6 times so far over the last year. i used to think i was just out of shape but this is just too regular and i am in fine shape now. it is preceded by coughing and phlegm and is not a lot of vomit as if i were sick. what is wrong with me?

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    Do you wear anything that constricts the chest or throat during these episodes?

    I ask because a friend had this problem when riding using an HRM strap on his chest. Since he stopped wearing the strap he has not had problems.
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    1. Don't eat solid food in the hour or so before you race.

    2. Get tested for EIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    1. Don't eat solid food in the hour or so before you race.

    2. Get tested for EIA.
    +1
    Make that 2-3 hours. Get a flow meter and test your lungs every morning.

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    Do you feel nauseated before vomiting, or does it happen without nausea?

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    Apart from eating too soon before very hard riding, the only other times I've felt like throwing up is when I haven't warmed up properly.

    Classic scenario: you drive to a race, get there a little too late, don't get a proper warm-up, then the pace is hot on the first lap -- blah! Unpleasant. If my HR goes straight up to 185 without a warm-up, I usually get an unpleasant feeling in my chest and stomach which can take more than 20 mins to go away.

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    Oh and never eat liverwurst 20 minutes before a TT ... no matter how much you love liverwurst!!!

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