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Is it normal to feel sick after a ride?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by aJohnson, 5 Aug 2009.

  1. aJohnson

    aJohnson Senior Member

    Location:
    Bury, Manchester
    Is it normal to feel sick after a ride?

    I got up at 5:30 this morning, had cereal and drink, set off on my ride, did around 10miles and when I came back, I felt sick for some reason. I'm just wondering if this is normal? I've done around 4 rides so far, and each one I've felt sick afterwards.
  2. I am Spartacus

    I am Spartacus Senior Member

    Location:
    N Staffs
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    Exercise related - the answer is no - unless you are doing 'hitt'.
    Maybe you aint a morning person..
  3. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    i say try not eating so much before hand. i only eay a biscuit or something of that size before i go on a ride, and genreally eat during (something light) or after i have finished.
  4. I am Spartacus

    I am Spartacus Senior Member

    Location:
    N Staffs
    There is some justification in the theory that heart attack incidence is higher in early morning,, and with exercise, heart rate spiking should be avoided if at all possible.
  5. blazed

    blazed Senior Member

    Are you cycling for training purposes? Its not uncommon to feel sick after a workout if you are pushing yourself hard enough each time. Or it could just be because you are eating too much and going out to soon afterwards, i go out in the mornings on an empty stomach, if you eat the right food the night before and you should be fine.

    I wouldnt worry about having a heart attack from morning training not if you're healthy anyway.
  6. Rhys_Po

    Rhys_Po New Member

    On those days when I commute hungover like a *******, then yes.
  7. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Guru

    You're up the duff.
  8. nickp

    nickp New Member

    I felt the same way after my first couple of rides, i just put it down to being extremely unfit.

    I still get a headache after tackling the big hill home:sad:
  9. Maizie

    Maizie New Member

    Location:
    NE Hertfordshire
    I agree. I do eat breakfast before my commute to work - I am non-functional until I've eaten, so eating later is not an option for me. I generally don't feel sick though, never have, but then again when I was a beginner I was very much pootling not pushing...
    There's still a steep bit about half a mile from work, where I have to push really really really really hard and when I get to the top I sometimes feel a bit like I really need to stop and get some breath back if I don't want to throw up. Never actually have been sick though (never actually have stopped either, despite telling myself every commute that I can get off and walk up it if I need to!)
  10. phil_hg_uk

    phil_hg_uk I am not a member, I am a free man !!!!!!

    I think if I got up at that time then tried to ride my bike I would also feel like crap, I didnt know people even left the house at that time ;)
  11. Globalti

    Globalti ...the weekend comes, my cycle hums....

    If you feel sick just after eating it's indigestion; stomach acid is coming up your aesophagus. Just neck one of these before riding:

    [​IMG]
  12. HobbesChoice

    HobbesChoice New Member

    Location:
    Essex
    I always feel sick when cycling or doing any strenous exercise and I found this - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exercise_induced_nausea

    For me it's over exerting as I sadly compete with myself in trying to beat best times, lift heavier weights, do more reps etc, although for you it could also be to do with you eating right before. From all accounts though it's nothing to worry about.
  13. scaryant

    scaryant New Member

    As a couple other people have pointed out, often people feel sick after training because they have eaten beforehand and then heavily exerted themselves - lots of carbs right before you train can have this effect.

    Reduce the food intake if you must eat before you ride, either portion size or maybe have a couple of slices of wholegrain/wholemeal toast and a coffee - don't go out on a full stomach, eat slow and stop before you feel full. Also eat 30 minutes (minimum) before you ride, giving yourself that 30 minutes to digest the food a little which will give you that energy you feel you need to train.
  14. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    South Wales
    I think its wise to wind down from a ride rather than stop abruptly.I tend to pootle along for the last half mile or so .
  15. Bodhbh

    Bodhbh Über Member

    The first few commutes hammering in after Christmas (2wks boozing, not much exercise) made me feel pretty sick, but it passed after I got used to it again.
  16. I am Spartacus

    I am Spartacus Senior Member

    Location:
    N Staffs
    ok.. we have all the variations.. and as this is in Beginners, I will assume the worst.. the OP is making the fatal beginners mistake.. pushing it too hard too soon.. thats all.. drama over.
  17. Downward

    Downward Über Member

    Location:
    West Midlands
    Food - I went out a while back for a 10 mile session up some big hills. I had a quick bite to eat and drank too much water.
    Half way up the hill i just went dizzy and puked and took 5 mins.
    That was after just 2.5 miles too !
    The rest of the ride I was fine. I always now go out early mornings on an empty stomach or wait about 1 hour after breakfast
  18. Corvette chic

    Corvette chic Guest

    Location:
    Accrington
    If you had milk with your cereal (not everyone does mate of mine eats his dry) then it's probably that thats made you feel sick. Try the toast and coffee or whatever you drink instead of cereal and see it that makes any difference
  19. Jim_Noir

    Jim_Noir New Member

    +1 on this.... could just be a simple case of too much and not enough cool down at the end... get your heart rate up then just stop will make anyone feel sick.
  20. aJohnson

    aJohnson Senior Member

    Location:
    Bury, Manchester
    I don't think it's me pushing to hard, I think the reason will be me eating before I go out. I usually have a large bowl of alpen w/ a cup of tea 10minutes before I leave for a ride.