Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-28-05, 04:35 PM   #1
Patriot
Faith-Vigilance-Service
Thread Starter
 
Patriot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Bikes: Trinity, Paradisus, Centurion, Mongoose, Trek
Posts: 8,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
broken blood vessel

Did a ride yesturday where I climbed a bunch of hills. One of the hills which wasn't the biggest, but was kinda steep, presented me with an interesting challenge. I really pushed hard going up this hill, and passed everybody else doing so, but I think with a price.

I woke up this morning with a big bloody red spot in my eye. I think I burst a vessel or something. My wife did it once when vomitting too hard when she got the flu. Anyway, I wonder if it happened because of that climb. Has anyone else ever had this happen to them before?
__________________
President, OCP
--"Will you have some tea... at the theatre with me?"--
Patriot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-05, 08:53 PM   #2
RiPHRaPH
Don't Believe the Hype
 
RiPHRaPH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: chicagoland area
Bikes: 1999 Steelman SR525, 2002 Lightspeed Ultimate, 1988 Trek 830, 2008 Scott Addict
Posts: 2,585
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
this can be a symptom of high blood pressure. persistently high blood pressure is a concern, high blood pressure during this kind of exertion is also discomforting.
RiPHRaPH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-05, 09:08 PM   #3
'nother
semifreddo amartuerer
 
'nother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Northern CA
Bikes: several
Posts: 4,599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ditto HPB. Go to a doctor and have it checked out.
'nother is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-05, 01:10 AM   #4
Patriot
Faith-Vigilance-Service
Thread Starter
 
Patriot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Bikes: Trinity, Paradisus, Centurion, Mongoose, Trek
Posts: 8,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Last time they check I was like 120/80, or something like that. That was even after I had two cups of coffee and some chocolate chip cookies, and still weighed 200# (175# now) . Anyway, Doc says I am fit as a fiddle. I actually have fairly low BP when I burn off the caffeine, and get some good sleep.
But, I did ask my doctor, and he said it can happen when really exerting core muscles, etc, because it pushes blood up into the head. It's what fighter pilots do when pulling alot of g's, so they don't blackout.
It went away in a couple days, and I guess it really isn't too much of a concern unless it happens alot.
__________________
President, OCP
--"Will you have some tea... at the theatre with me?"--
Patriot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-05, 05:27 AM   #5
motorhommmer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Bikes: Specialized Sirrus Sport, Specialized Stumpjumper Comp, Brompton, Trek 1500
Posts: 379
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Invest in a cheap heart rate monitor, keep an eye on things when pushing yourself. You don't give your age, but if you are advancing along like some of us you need to be mindful to listen to your body more. I was out on Sunday on a spin. One of the group pushed too hard, still feeling it today, sometimes not the brightest.
Like to posts said, get yourself checked out and if need be back off the 2/3 mins on a climb. Its about enjoying oneself ......
motorhommmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:12 AM.