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Old 12-20-2009, 05:19 AM   #1
Alec Sean Kellish
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How Far is to Far? Passing out...

So Winter track has officially started with our first race done, and gone. It was on an indoor track, 200m, and I ran the mile. My time wasn't amazing, was hungry hadn't eaten since lunch which was at 11:00, my race was at 8:00ish.
Once I stop after crossing the line I get extremely light headed and feel like I am going to pass out. I had to go over to the wall and wedge myself so I didn't collapse.
This isn't the first time it has happened either. For crosscountry, after every single one of my races I felt as if I was going to collapse and pass out on the spot. Though this hasn't happened, when I told my gym teacher he said that I am probably pushing to far... But I don't understand what else to do. It is a race.

So is it possible to push to far in a race type case? The feeling goes away after a couple minutes.

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Old 12-20-2009, 08:18 AM   #2
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Re: How Far is to Far? Passing out...

Alec,

So you ran in a competitive race without eating anything for 9 hours and then felt dizzy. Why would you go 9 hours without eating anything and expect to do well in a mile race?

If this is indicative of how you prepare for races in general, I'd reexamine your diet. I have a feeling you may not be eating enough to sustain your (1) metabolism and (2) energy requirements for track and cross country.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:28 AM   #3
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Re: How Far is to Far? Passing out...

If you haven't eaten in a while.. it's likely low blood sugar especially after a long hard glycogen depleting race.

You gotta eat some dude.. and make sure you hydrate well too.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:44 AM   #4
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Re: How Far is to Far? Passing out...

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This isn't the first time it has happened either. For crosscountry, after every single one of my races I felt as if I was going to collapse and pass out on the spot. Though this hasn't happened, when I told my gym teacher he said that I am probably pushing to far... But I don't understand what else to do. It is a race.
Didn't you also post about dizzy spells recently? I suspect you're not eating enough. At your age, and for the level of activity you've discussed here, you need to be eating a LOT.

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Old 12-20-2009, 06:41 PM   #5
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Re: How Far is to Far? Passing out...

Ok thanks, So I will try to eat more. The only reason I didn't eat for 9 hours was because I simply could not. I had no money, and no food. I did not know the meet would be soooo long. Also during crosscountry I would normally have a roll or something relatively light before, but will try to eat more. Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:20 PM   #6
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Re: How Far is to Far? Passing out...

eat moar for sure!!!

also pre hydrating can do wonders for you if you are worried about meeting pukie mid track meet.
i dont know the exact specifics but if my memory serves me correctly
drinking 1 liter effectively cuts your stomach volume in half in an hour
drinking 2 liters cuts that in half again
either way, drinking lots of water vents your stomach...
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:10 AM   #7
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Re: How Far is to Far? Passing out...

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Ok thanks, So I will try to eat more. The only reason I didn't eat for 9 hours was because I simply could not. I had no money, and no food. I did not know the meet would be soooo long. Also during crosscountry I would normally have a roll or something relatively light before, but will try to eat more. Thanks!
So how much are you eating in a typical day?
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:26 AM   #8
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Carbs. Eat them.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:37 AM   #9
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Re: How Far is to Far? Passing out...

So far today I have had:
Breakfast;
1 apple. 3 pieces taylor ham

Snack;
Sunflower seeds, unsalted

Lunch;
3 apples, 1 and a half peanut butter sandwhich

that is so far, I have drank 34 ounces of water
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:00 AM   #10
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Re: How Far is to Far? Passing out...

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So far today I have had:
Breakfast;
1 apple. 3 pieces taylor ham

Snack;
Sunflower seeds, unsalted

Lunch;
3 apples, 1 and a half peanut butter sandwhich

that is so far, I have drank 34 ounces of water
Umm where's the food you're supposed to be eating Alec?
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