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Old 07-23-07, 11:57 PM
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severe cramps/nausea after racing

Whenever I race really hard and push myself to the limit during a race, when I finish, after about 45 minutes, I get severe cramps and throw up anything I eat, which makes it very hard to recover right. I have tried eating an apple, drinking just water and nothing seems to work. It may be because I put so much pressure on myself and get stressed to the point that my whole body tenses up.
Does anyone else have similar symptoms after a race?
It doesn't happen in every race, just when I push to the limit.example, yesterday I ended up being rear ended, lost about 6 minutes and had to ride the rest of the race alone, anyone I caught wasn't strong enough to stay with me and I wanted to give it my best shot. I ended up taking tenth place and had some bruises from the accident. After the race I couldn't keep anything down until about 10 hours later.
Any advice would be appreciated, Thanks.
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Old 07-24-07, 12:03 AM
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Hmmm. In just this last weekends race I threw up a bit of gatorade after the finish but that was because I did a really hard sprint effort. As for the food thing I always find that stress also leads to some pre-race jitters for me on the, ummm, lavatory I guess you could say. I try to calm them down as best I can and I find a banana to be a good settling pre race food. As well don't eat too much during your race. Remember the rule of only 60 grams of carbs per hour of racing.
I also had a problem with some severe cramping after racing biathlon this winter I just had to force myself to eat something after a race no matter how I felt and after I got it down I'd feel a lot better rather than sitting in bed feeling like crap for an hour or two later on due to not eating.
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Take a 'bromo'.

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The banana suggestion is good, perhaps lining the stomach for later as well. The race was only two hours, so I just had two gu's during the race. Yes The jitters force it out top and bottom, but after the racea lot more than before it, I try to eat after, every hour, but it just keeps coming out. I tried the alka seltzer thing as well, thought it worked, then half an hour later, I'm back throwing up again.
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Take the bicarbonate before racing (after practicing this during training to make sure that you can tolerate it). If it doesn't work the first time, don't give up on it straight away. Try the approach on a couple other occassions before giving up on it. Once you are sure that you can tolerate it, and then tolerate it during hard training sessions, transition to using it during races where you know your intensity would usually put you in trouble.

Other than that, this may be a case of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and you may need to consult a physician as to a mitigation plan, or whether it's something you may need to live with.

Here's some links from Google to the bicarbonate buffering system that becomes important especailly during hard physical efforts:

GOOGLED - Keywords = bicarbonate buffer system
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