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Nausea limiting me during threshold training (TT work)

Old 08-21-12, 06:24 AM
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Nausea limiting me during threshold training (TT work)

Lately ive noticed that during threshold work, like practice TT workouts where i sustain wattage and heart rate for extended periods, i reach a point where my stomach bothers me and I start to feel a little nauseous. I know this can be a normal side effect of exertion, but what is odd to me is that it happens while my cardio and legs still feel good (read: dont hurt yet). my max HR is 196 or so. When i hold 173-177bpm, the nausea eventually sets in. Dialing back to about 170-172bpm, and im fine. I ask because if my heart, lungs and legs can take more, I want to be able to access it without my stomach getting pissy!

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Old 08-21-12, 11:27 AM
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What are you eating and drinking before the ride? How long before?
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Old 08-21-12, 11:54 AM
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I see you're in Miami, could be heat and/or hydration.
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Maybe you need to slow down and not do high HR workouts so frequently. Try keeping it below 170 most of time.
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Puke and regroup!

No, but seriously, it's almost guaranteed to be food/drink related. Try not to eat too soon before the workout, or at least not big meals. Keep a food diary of what you eat before these workouts in the future, and start changing things around until you notice something in the diary that is causing the problem.
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Old 08-23-12, 07:29 PM
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Some people just feel this way during strenuous efforts. I once trained a family of pukers. No one else has ever thrown up during a session, but you had to watch it with these guys.
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I don't have an expert answer, but I've noticed the same thing myself. Here are a few things that I think make it worse:
1. Hot weather.
2. Long difficult climbs.
3. High cadence.
4. Full stomach.

I would also try eating a simple sugary meal when you get that sensation and see if the sensation goes away. If it does, this might be the way you feel a bonk.
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Old 08-24-12, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by tadawdy View Post
Some people just feel this way during strenuous efforts. I once trained a family of pukers. No one else has ever thrown up during a session, but you had to watch it with these guys.
I ran cross-country in high school, and puked about every other meet. Since getting heavily into biking, I've made more of a connection between nausea and low blood sugar, though -- see if there's something you can take in when you start to feel that way.

I puked during a 400k brevet a couple months ago, and I guess it's not uncommon there, either. One of the experienced folks along with me (an RBA in Minnesota) said she knows one guy who pukes every brevet, like clockwork.
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