weird question for anyone who's done a long event

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by jogge » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 09:55:29


The last time I did an event over 15 hours in length- NOT running- when
I went to bed later, I sweated. And not just a little. I had to keep
moving around in the bed because the sheets kept getting drenched. Other
than that, I felt fine, well, relatively, ya know. The room was air
conditioned and I did not feel hot. Does anyone know why this might
happen? Has it happened to anyone else?

Reading Doug's 10 hour race report made me think that this might be a
good place to ask this question, but I'm sorry if it's way out there :)

-J

 
 
 

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by Doug Frees » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 10:21:15


Quote:

> The last time I did an event over 15 hours in length- NOT running-
> when
> I went to bed later, I sweated. And not just a little. I had to keep
> moving around in the bed because the sheets kept getting drenched.
> Other
> than that, I felt fine, well, relatively, ya know. The room was air
> conditioned and I did not feel hot. Does anyone know why this might
> happen? Has it happened to anyone else?

> Reading Doug's 10 hour race report made me think that this might be a
> good place to ask this question, but I'm sorry if it's way out there
> :)

I have never experienced what you are describing nor have I heard of
other ultra runners describing this. FWIW I have been over 21 hours.
Unless my race has been in unexpected heat I have little
problems(general tightness)  up through 50 miles. Take it up to a 100
and I experience bizarre sleeping and overall lethargic. 12 hours latter
I'll eat every two hours and consume mucho calories.

Sorry, no help here.

-Doug

 
 
 

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by Harold Buc » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 10:24:19


Quote:

> The last time I did an event over 15 hours in length- NOT running- when
> I went to bed later, I sweated. And not just a little. I had to keep
> moving around in the bed because the sheets kept getting drenched. Other
> than that, I felt fine, well, relatively, ya know. The room was air
> conditioned and I did not feel hot. Does anyone know why this might
> happen? Has it happened to anyone else?

Nope. But when I did my Ironman last year I peed. A lot. In T1, twice
during the bike, in T2, and then about 12 times on the run, including
almost every mile down the stretch. Then a lot more that night after the
race.

It was 90 and humid that day, and I was taking Endurolytes and drinking
a lot. Considering how many people DNFed that day, I guess I hit the
right side of the mark.

But no unusual sweating that I recall.

--Harold Buck

"I used to rock and roll all night,
 and party every day.
 Then it was every other day. . . ."
      -Homer J. Simpson

 
 
 

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by Bear » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 10:37:28

Quote:

> The last time I did an event over 15 hours in length- NOT running- when
> I went to bed later, I sweated. And not just a little. I had to keep
> moving around in the bed because the sheets kept getting drenched.

A while back the local paper did a story on a local ultra runner
who finished a 24 hour race (iirc) and was dead within 48 hours
from double pneumonia.  There were some serious questions about
the medical supervision during and after these events.

There were also some serious questions about the group he was
with.  Was it a cult?  Did it irresponsibly ignore his condition
after the run?

 
 
 

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by Brilliant O » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 11:26:57

<<
Reading Doug's 10 hour race report made me think that this might be a
good place to ask this question, but I'm sorry if it's way out there :) >>

What the hell is happening on this newsgroup anyway?  Is this a private
tutorial, a group tutorial, or just a wierd group.  Or maybe just my own
personal mental space?  

It's interesting, but I'd like to know who these other participants are...is
there a "higher" reason you post here, besides amu***t or running.

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weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by Dan Stumpu » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 13:25:50

My guess is that you had a fever (or were having "hot flashes"...).


Quote:

> The last time I did an event over 15 hours in length- NOT running- when
> I went to bed later, I sweated. And not just a little. I had to keep
> moving around in the bed because the sheets kept getting drenched. Other
> than that, I felt fine, well, relatively, ya know. The room was air
> conditioned and I did not feel hot. Does anyone know why this might
> happen? Has it happened to anyone else?

> Reading Doug's 10 hour race report made me think that this might be a
> good place to ask this question, but I'm sorry if it's way out there :)

> -J

 
 
 

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by Barf B » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 18:13:26

Quote:
>A while back the local paper did a story on a local ultra runner
>who finished a 24 hour race (iirc) and was dead within 48 hours
>from double pneumonia.  

Well he had to have already been ill before the run, and it just weakened his
immune sytem enough for the pneumonia to take over. This can happen with any
disease or illness.

Quote:
>There were also some serious questions about the group he was
>with.  Was it a cult?  Did it irresponsibly ignore his condition
>after the run?

So the people around him are responsible for his health?  Or do you think he
should've been responsible enough to take charge of his own health?
 
 
 

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by Barf B » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 18:14:22

Quote:
>My guess is that you had a fever (or were having "hot flashes".

I'd go with low-grade fever.
 
 
 

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by Barf B » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 18:13:49

Quote:
>is
>there a "higher" reason you post here,

Pot.
 
 
 

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by Doug Frees » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 19:27:24


Quote:

>> The last time I did an event over 15 hours in length- NOT running-
>> when
>> I went to bed later, I sweated. And not just a little. I had to keep
>> moving around in the bed because the sheets kept getting drenched.

> A while back the local paper did a story on a local ultra runner who
> finished a 24 hour race (iirc) and was dead within 48 hours from
> double pneumonia.  There were some serious questions about the medical
> supervision during and after these events.

Those 24 hour races are delusional people that run in small circles(like
a track) for  24-72 hours. Just like any race, the runner is responsible
for himself and not the race. I'm sure if he collapsed during the event
there would be some 911 procedures but other than that did you expect a
medical person to take your vitals at every lap and follow you . People
die in races and after races and also in their car.

I think your perception of what the race has responsibility for shows a
lack of knowledge about these races. You might want to do some homework
before you toss the first rock.

Quote:

> There were also some serious questions about the group he was with.
> Was it a cult?  Did it irresponsibly ignore his condition after the
> run?

A cult? Did you just arrive on this planet? The closest we have in the
running community is the Sri Shinmoy (sp) and that hardly qualifies as a
cult.

So what is the real question or are you shooting from the hip?

-DF

 
 
 

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by np426 » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 20:04:44


Quote:
> Or maybe just my own personal mental space?

I think you're getting close.

Quote:
> It's interesting, but I'd like to know who these other participants
are...is
> there a "higher" reason you post here, besides amu***t or running.

If you're seeking a 'higher' meaning to the inane and unending drivel that
constitutes rec.running - or, more worryingly, if you *think* you've found
one - then you really have reached then end of your own personal rope.

Methinks you are investing too much of your time on the 'net.  This is OK if
you can manage to stay sufficiently grounded in the real world, but there is
a considerable body of evidence to support the hypothesis that you can't.

Step away from the keyboard.    Step towards reality.    Seriously.

 
 
 

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by Barf B » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 20:41:06

Quote:
>Step away from the keyboard.    Step towards reality.    Seriously.

This from YOU of all people? Geez..
 
 
 

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by Mrsg » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 20:05:05


Quote:

> The last time I did an event over 15 hours in length- NOT running- when
> I went to bed later, I sweated. And not just a little. I had to keep
> moving around in the bed because the sheets kept getting drenched. Other
> than that, I felt fine, well, relatively, ya know. The room was air
> conditioned and I did not feel hot. Does anyone know why this might
> happen? Has it happened to anyone else?

I'm guessing that the perspiration was related to your *** sugar being out
of whack after your strenuous day.  I have a *** sugar problem for which I
am suppose to follow a food and exercise plan.  I do alright most of the
time, but occasionally I'll have a few days when I don't follow the food
plan.  Inevitably I'll have a night exactly as you describe, and I know I've
just messed up my *** sugar again.  It seems very logical to me that your
race could have done the same thing.

Others who have done the ultras don't seem to have experienced this.  It
could be that you have a slight sugar problem of which you are not aware.
Many people aren't.  You might want to check it out with a good
endocrinologist.

 
 
 

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by Barf B » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 20:51:04

Quote:
>I'm guessing that the perspiration was related to your *** sugar being out
>of whack after your strenuous day.

Or maybe he was being humped, or humping someone.

Quote:
> You might want to check it out with a good
>endocrinologist.

If a endocriminologist is a cop who looks at your arse, I fail to see why he
needs one.
 
 
 

weird question for anyone who's done a long event

Post by Dall » Fri, 01 Oct 2004 21:27:55

Quote:

> The last time I did an event over 15 hours in length- NOT running- when
> I went to bed later, I sweated. And not just a little. I had to keep
> moving around in the bed because the sheets kept getting drenched. Other
> than that, I felt fine, well, relatively, ya know. The room was air
> conditioned and I did not feel hot. Does anyone know why this might
> happen? Has it happened to anyone else?

> Reading Doug's 10 hour race report made me think that this might be a
> good place to ask this question, but I'm sorry if it's way out there :)

> -J

Hot flashes.  You a menopausal (or peri-menopausal) woman?  I'm not sure
I understand the mechanism, but something in the internal temperature
controls goes zooming up and your internal temperature rises.

I've also had something similar with niacin flushing.  And, in a related
idea, I suppose it could have to do with some sort of detoxifying thing
- again I don't understand this, but there's some theory that old toxins
build up in cells that don't get flushed out very often and then when
you get better *** flow there - from dilated capillaries, I guess -
you release ***into your *** stream.

Sorry this isn't more useful, just a couple of ideas.

Dally