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    I went on a ride today nice, about 20 miles. When I got home I decided to do some little sprint time trials around my block, (half-3/4 mile loop) did it twice they were killer. So no which is much later after the ride, and after msot of my rides, it kinds of seems like I develope this cough, or more of a tickle in your throat and lungs that make you cough.

    Did I go too hard? or is it something that happens.


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    It happens. It usually goes away after a while.
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    Happens to me after a hard ride too. It is especially worse when I have a cold and get a touch of bronchitis. I think it is induced bronchitis because of the bronchial tube being irritated by the super heavy breathing and hard physical exertion. And with me, it usually goes away after about ten minutes. It sure is a pain though.
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    So, working lungs like that, good thing...bad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    I went on a ride today nice, about 20 miles. When I got home I decided to do some little sprint time trials around my block, (half-3/4 mile loop) did it twice they were killer. So no which is much later after the ride, and after msot of my rides, it kinds of seems like I develope this cough, or more of a tickle in your throat and lungs that make you cough.

    Did I go too hard? or is it something that happens.


    Thanks a buncho
    It happens to me at the end of a race or practice time trial, and usually goes away within a couple of hours.
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    I honestly am not sure if you could call it good or bad. Some people are just more prone to bronchial irritation. I think I get it because I used to smoke years ago (and quit).
    I know it seems contrary to the belief that you should rest if you get a touch of bronchial irritation. But, I have read many articles that state conditioning yourself with cardio-excersise actually helps the condition to become less of a problem.

    However, pushing yourself to the point where you can no longer breathe because you are coughing so hard you give yourself a hernia, may not be such a good idea.
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    good point.
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    aka Runner's cough or Cycler's Cough. Watch a rider interview right after a stage in a tour, and they often have it as well.. I remember an interview when even Lance had "the cough." I get it after almost every race or max effort ride. No Worries.
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    It is normal, happens to me aslo after hours of lung searing breathing...
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    I don't really push hard enough to develop a cough under normal conditions. However, in cold weather I get it a lot. I guess the dry air and alternating hot and cold air going in and out really irritates the throat. The heavy breathing also seems to loosen any mucous in the lungs as well. I try not to worry about it too much.

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    what exactly is it? As in, what causes it?

    I get it too, usually after a hard climb or intervals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forum*rider
    what exactly is it? As in, what causes it?

    I get it too, usually after a hard climb or intervals.
    I was at a training seminar recently and one of the medical speakers described it simply as a drying of the lower bronchial tract due to excessive heavy breathing particularly in low humidity environments. In some circles it's know as skiers cough.
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