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Jens Voigt "burning lungs" question

Old 08-21-10, 08:49 PM
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Jens Voigt "burning lungs" question

I was watching a clip on youtube with Jens Voigt. He was talking about his body talkign to him but his mind telling his body to shut up. Then he mentioned his lungs burning and having a taste of blood in the bad of his mouth. Anyone come close to this? That sounds crazy.
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Old 08-21-10, 09:02 PM
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I can safely assure you, that none of us have ever come close to feeling the kind of pain that Jens has felt.
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Old 08-21-10, 09:16 PM
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lol no, we are human, Jens Voigt is not.
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Pain asks Jens Voigt for permission to set in and he promptly tells pain to "Shut up!"
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On the bike a few times. Running, yes. Feels good.
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I've bit the inside of my mouth hard enough during a TT to draw a little blood, but no, never have I suffered a 10th as hard as the Voigt.
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Funny how that Jens interview from the tour turned into a t shirt.
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I've heard of Jens, but I admit I haven't read or seen any of his legendary hardcore efforts.

Can you point us to some links that give some examples of his hardcore awesomeness? The inspiration would be appreciated.
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so the blood that Jens is feeling is coming from irritated lungs or what? anyone know?
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Originally Posted by agarose2000 View Post
I've heard of Jens, but I admit I haven't read or seen any of his legendary hardcore efforts.

Can you point us to some links that give some examples of his hardcore awesomeness? The inspiration would be appreciated.
Watch any major tour.

He's usually the locomotive that is hauling the peleton up 100% grades.
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The video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSokDsOwE1g&NR=1

Jens is the stuff.
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good overview of his attitude toward winning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eunFdWOCiLk
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Originally Posted by Specialized2k10 View Post
so the blood that Jens is feeling is coming from irritated lungs or what? anyone know?
No.

At anaerobic threshold, blood can mix into your mucus.
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it would be cool to see Jens numbers from a tour stage or any of those riders for that matter. Like the garmin info UMD puts on his rides. I would love to see his speed compared to the elevation, his heart rate, cadences and power. Those would be some very interesting numbers
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When I work hard I get a metallic taste in my mouth; I assume this is from lactic buildup. Maybe this is what he's referring to?
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Originally Posted by wrr1020 View Post
Funny how that Jens interview from the tour turned into a t shirt.
That is freaking awesome. I'm getting one.
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if you are asking for video of the man to clarify that he is the man then..................you should be banned for being a dope. later.
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Originally Posted by W Manson View Post
Jens is not human. Anyway you can see some of the data on TdF climbs here:
https://www.sportsscientists.com/2010...ce+of+Sport%29
Cool read.
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I can safely assure you, that none of us have ever come close to feeling the kind of pain that Jens has felt.
Oh, I disagree.
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Old 08-22-10, 04:56 AM
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im slow but I have tasted blood before on some seriously hard efforts when im a little untrained. There isnt any blood but I get a deffinate taste, particularly in cold weather
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Originally Posted by sfrider View Post
When I work hard I get a metallic taste in my mouth; I assume this is from lactic buildup. Maybe this is what he's referring to?
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so the blood that Jens is feeling is coming from irritated lungs or what? anyone know?
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im slow but I have tasted blood before on some seriously hard efforts when im a little untrained. There isnt any blood but I get a deffinate taste, particularly in cold weather
Unfortunately, this is a common problem with people who breathe really hard, really deep. Think trumpet players, folks like that. Bike racers too.

What happens is you damage part of your lungs when you breathe too hard, the air is cold, not properly warmed up, etc. The air sacs (extremely thin membrane sacs in your lungs, lined with tiny vein/capillaries, which absorb oxygen from the air) will tear/rip, releasing minute amounts of blood. That'll mix in with your mucus. Your body tries to get rid of "impurities", and blood, when not in a blood vessel, is an impurity. So the mucus tries to take it away. You end up tasting it.

Trumpet players actually have some health problem related to this. I don't know what it's called.

If you get actual blood coming up, that's a whole different thing. But tasting it, that's not unusual.

Now we can get back to the Jens Myth Stuff

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Cappilaries in your mouth and throat burst at anaerobic threshold, causing a metallic or blood taste to some people...
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Originally Posted by agarose2000 View Post
I've heard of Jens, but I admit I haven't read or seen any of his legendary hardcore efforts.

Can you point us to some links that give some examples of his hardcore awesomeness? The inspiration would be appreciated.
he makes chuck norris look like a wimp, voigt loves to dish out pain to the field and himself
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