Re: Do you ever smell blood during or after sprints?
"Madelaine" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> DaKitty wrote:
> > "Man o' Tea" <email@example.com> wrote in message
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> >>DaKitty wrote:
> >>>After a few sprints after my heart
> >>>rate goes up to 180's, I always smell
> >>>blood when I exhale.
> >>>It's always been like that.
> >>>Anyone else notice or experience this?
> >>"... it smells like ... Victory!"
> >>Umm, no. Do you get bloody noses often?
> > Almost never get a bloody nose, once every few years, maybe.
> > Little bit of sinus problems, low grade chronic sinusitis, it's under
> > control. No polyps.
> > My heart rate seems to like to skyrocket rather esily, niot as esy as
> > read in cases of tachicardia, but at sprints, it can go uo to high
> > and accordong to karvonen's formula, I shouldn't go much over 180.
> > With a year and a half of working out 4-7 times a week for 60-90 min, my
> > resting heart rate hadn't gone much below 70. It's always been hard for
> > to keep it low.
> > My coach is little puzzled, says it's not due to lack of effort. This is
> > new, I seem to have always had a hard time with exercise, putting in a
> > of effort, and not getting as much out of it.
> > Also had a body gem metabolic rate test done, where they figure out your
> > caloric intake based on your oxygen consumption, and mine was 1960.
> > high for a girl. I'm 5'9", 150 lb, 126lb lean body massm, that'sabout
> > body mass.
> > Not anemic, not diabetic, thyroid is fine, low cholesterol (140) it's
> > been checked about a month ago.
> > I have beta thallasemia trait with microcytosis. There's no info that
> > been able to find about hiow that impacts exercise and performance.
> > Sampras has similar condition) My red blood cell count was little out of
> > range on the last test (morning, fasting), that could have been a bit of
> > dehydration...
> > Thinking about having a cardio pulmonary exercise stress test done, or
> > whatever it's called.
> > Teres' some history of hearth arrythmia and heart attacks in my family
> > late 40's, not aware of any pulmonary conditions.
> > Okay, that's a lot of info I dumped here, I suppose in part just
> > out loud.
> > I was thinking, nose, sinuses, lungs, digestive system...
> > I'll have to watch it more closely, if it always haopoens like that,
> > yesterday when it happened, I started coughing some not too long
> > felt like dry congestion. Like a little asthma attack. To my knowledge,
> > don't have asthma, unless I have a touch of exercise induced asthma.
> > Okay, I think I'm rambling... When something seems broke, I keep wanting
> > fix it... now!
> I just heard someone on another list, a vegetarian list, describe
> similar problems with the heartrate not going lower with conditioning,
> etc. (she didn't mention any taste of blood--that would be weird on a
> veg list). In her case, it WAS anemia. Perhaps your test was more
> borderline than your doc let on?
I looked at the copy of my test, I always get copies. It was not anemic.
That Thallasemia that I mentioned is a form of hereditary anemia though, not
something that could be helped with iron or diet. It makes your red blood
cells smaller (in my case - there are variations of it). They carry all the
oxygen they can, they're jsut bout 80 to 90% of the normal size. My RBC was
high, so it seems like there's more of them, to fill up the volume.
How minor cases of it affect exercise performance is almost not documented
Major cases of it are a very serious condition, so the treatments address
major cases. Minor cases are not life threathening, so you just live with
it, and by large theu go unnoticed and undocumented.
I guess. It's little frustrating not really knowing.
I don't particularly want to over-stress the heart and lungs if it's of no
benefit... I think constant over-stressing can lead to injury. I'm not sure
> You don't munch on a few live mice at the end of a sprint, do you? That
> would explain the smell of blood