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by MN Hoser
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: WI-Birkie Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 351

WI-Birkie Trail

I've been seeing reports from the Birkie Trail and they've been killing me. Perfect conditions, fast snow, warm, no wind, no crowds. The problem is, after a few months off, I've been struggling to complete 1 hr workouts. Last weekend we got a snow storm. Our yard went from almost nothing to this: ht...
by MN Hoser
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)

The doc looked at the EKG of the arrhythmia this week and said it was PACs (no problem). He also gave me the green light for workouts, so I've skied 4x this week. Yesterday I got there early enough (11 am) that the overnight grooming made for good conditions. Boy am I out of shape. The doc said that...
by MN Hoser
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)

Thanks. We'll see how things go. I went out for a very slow ski on Sat, and thing didn't feel quite right. I also had some arrythmia that evening, but we're only a week and a day after the procedure. We got a bunch of snow today, so I'll probably try to do something tonight just to get out.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)

First off, I'm still learning a lot about the heart and have a lot to learn. When you start looking at a population of skiers, there's probably a few things that contribute to afib. It seems that getting in shape increasing vagal tone (and lowers HRs) and this promotes afib. (I think this is connect...
by MN Hoser
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)

A follow up. Last Friday I had an ablation. It's called a pulmonary isolation ablation and the idea is to prevent electrical signals from the pulmonary veins from reaching the atrium, well right atria I believe. There are certainly risks, but the various things I heard made it sound pretty routine. ...
by MN Hoser
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)

The podcast was good. (Thanks.) I was a bit surprised at the level of knowledge that Zinn has, but I guess if he wrote a book on it, I shouldn't be surprised. He's a friend of a friend, so I may get to meet him one day.
by MN Hoser
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Elite racers and their gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

Re: Elite racers and their gear

Blah, I think you should send a suggestion to Rossi that they change the name of the race stock and race room, to rave stock and rave room.

:-P

Jay
by MN Hoser
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)

It was good training, and I was in great shape, but there wasn't any: -Group training rides -Short races (15 mile mtb or 25-30 mile road) -Mt biking (all my training was on the road with a few mt bike ride just to make sure the bike worked) All that should be in the mix if you want to race hard for ...
by MN Hoser
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)

That's how it started for me, probably 15 years ago. I'd ride all summer (maybe 3000 miles) and not race. I'd hit Aug and do intervals once or twice a week, and then in Sep, I'd do a 40 mile mt bike race and kill myself...with cramps starting at about 28 miles. I used to say my heart sounded like th...
by MN Hoser
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Poor Heart Rate Recovery After Races
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Poor Heart Rate Recovery After Races

It's interesting that your GP is sending you to an allergist. Do you know why the GP is thinking that direction? Did you eat anything usual? Low HR can be normal if you're tired. It takes some experience with training (with an HR monitor) to know if that seems normal, but it's not unusual if you've ...
by MN Hoser
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Poor Heart Rate Recovery After Races
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Poor Heart Rate Recovery After Races

Definitely.

What was your HR during the race?
What is your normal racing HR?
How was your HR before the race and is that normal?

Was there anything unusual before the race or during the race except that you were slow?
by MN Hoser
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Poor Heart Rate Recovery After Races
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Poor Heart Rate Recovery After Races

If you've followed the forum, you'll have read my whining about afib. There are lots of heart arrhythmias and I bet that quite a few could cause fainting and a high heart rate after a race. The fainting makes me think this is serious enough that you should start consulting with (most likely) a cardi...
by MN Hoser
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: American Birkie 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: American Birkie 2018

Neuro, I looked into reports on Bjorgen, and it sounds like she had a single episode of arrhythmia. It's hard to get excited about that, but since she was the best around at the time, it was a big deal. Sundby, it sounds like he probably drove himself hard on a badly beating heart. I don't know what...

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