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You know how when you're going really hard, and your vision gets kind of grayed-out

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Old 06-08-10, 07:59 PM
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You know how when you're going really hard, and your vision gets kind of grayed-out

around the edges? I'm beginning to think if you do it too much, it stays that way.
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Guess I don't push hard enough..
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Old 06-08-10, 08:58 PM
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you need a girlfriend.
that's what I keep telling my wife.
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that's what I keep telling my wife.
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it has never happened cycling (or perhaps i just don't notice as easily since i am wearing sunglasses), but when i ran track, the last 100m of my 400 and 800 would have a really weird look. it seemed like objects had a weird blue outline i think due to my brain not focusing properly, and there would be some tunneling. i have never experienced grayness in my vision, though.
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If this is a serious thread of some sort, might be time for a look-see from a doctor.
The similar thread in 41 turned out to be contact lense related.
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when I'm with a beautiful woman I can't see or hear anything else
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Once again I shall agree with Homebrew...

You should probably get tthat looked at...There may be a health related problem...

I have never had greyness of the vision, but had the same sensation as the poster above...Not being able to focus and slight tunnel vision...
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Originally Posted by rbart4506 View Post
.. had the same sensation as the poster above...Not being able to focus and slight tunnel vision...

Had this earlier in the week with that G-damned 3 minute test. It's only really happened a couple times, but always when I was completely maxed.
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
around the edges? I'm beginning to think if you do it too much, it stays that way.
No grey out, but I've seen spots a few times after/at the end of really hard rides/races, usually after not eating or drinking enough. Usually results in me passing out and waking up a few hours later to puke in the middle of the night, fun stuff!
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on my first ride (ever) with someone else, he took me on this 50m/5000ft climbing ride with 2 legitimate climbs. The last 2 miles of the 2nd climb, I had serious tunnel vision and starry spots appearing. I was wicked bonked/dehydrated and probably pushing max HR for like 30 minutes trying to keep up.

I was not in any shape back then, since I've been riding more gained fitness I've (thankfully) never duplicated that feeling, even when I end climbs at max HR collapsed over the bars.
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you guys need to pedal harder.
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I've had it a couple of times, most recently on the River Ride as I was in the gutter and fighting a crosswind to hang on to the end of the train. It was like riding into a tunnel with greyish pink edges.
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I've had it a couple of times, most recently on the River Ride as I was in the gutter and fighting a crosswind to hang on to the end of the train. It was like riding into a tunnel with greyish pink edges.

yep. whenever I hear guys talking about "the pain cave" this is what I suppose they mean.
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Never seen the tunnel, but I have seen spots on many occasions. It's been a couple of years though.
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Never seen the tunnel, but I have seen spots on many occasions. It's been a couple of years though.
I was seeing spots last night in that break with you. Which is why I got popped.
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I've had it a couple of times, ... It was like riding into a tunnel with greyish pink edges.
yep - this is what it feels like for me. I also tend to throw-up a bit in my mouth during/after these efforts.
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I agree with the people who say "get yourself checked out." I get gray-outs if I am really exhausted, but I do have medical problems. :/
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Anybody ever taste blood in their mouth after supermax efforts? I assume it's the capillaries being overloaded, right?
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Anybody ever taste blood in their mouth after supermax efforts? I assume it's the capillaries being overloaded, right?
I hear about this, but have yet to get there. Honestly, I'd rather not..

Whatever I'm doing seems to be working ok, no blurred vision or bad tastes. The worst I get is out of breath and sick-ish feeling when doing hard efforts.
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I agree with the people who say "get yourself checked out." I get gray-outs if I am really exhausted, but I do have medical problems. :/
this is not the same as the gray-outs the lots of riders get when they stand up; I'm used to those.

it's associated with extreme efforts like full - on bridging efforts, race-ending sprints, etc.

a few spots around the edges, a bit of (perceived) tunnel vision, a general grayness and diminution of sensory perception. your world narrows to the wheel or patch of road in front of you and the sound of your heavy, rapid breathing.

I still think if you aren't getting this occasionally, you're not going hard enough.
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this is not the same as the gray-outs the lots of riders get when they stand up; I'm used to those.

it's associated with extreme efforts like full - on bridging efforts, race-ending sprints, etc.

a few spots around the edges, a bit of (perceived) tunnel vision, a general grayness and diminution of sensory perception. your world narrows to the wheel or patch of road in front of you and the sound of your heavy, rapid breathing.


I still think if you aren't getting this occasionally, you're not going hard enough.
I dunno about that... that's kind of like saying if you don't puke you didn't go hard enough. It all depends..

I see/hear of guys coming in the back of crits talking about puking and such, but the guys up front don't seem to have that problem. Maybe the ones in back are just out of shape?
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I dunno about that... that's kind of like saying if you don't puke you didn't go hard enough. It all depends..

I see/hear of guys coming in the back of crits talking about puking and such, but the guys up front don't seem to have that problem. Maybe the ones in back are just out of shape?
yeah - there is a lot to not being strong enough.
As we all know, I'm not strong enough right now, that said, I am still symptomatic when in good shape, just not as badly.
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