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Date Posted: 18:58:46 08/11/03 Mon
Author: Vaughn
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Subject: Re: up training chest tight
In reply to: Benz 's message, "up training chest tight" on 17:33:47 08/08/03 Fri

Assuming your fairly young and not a candidate for a heart attack which a feeling of "tightness in the chest" can be a symptom. (although being young may be no guarantee)

I've had a similar feeling, and just thought I was reaching my aerobic threshold. The point where I was going anaerobic that is. I've noticed it as being more apparent in dry hot weather when I haven't kept up with fluids.
I would watch how often this happens or at what point in your rides and see if you are improving as you go along and raise your threshold as your conditioning improves.
Then again I'm no doctor and it might help to inquire with one.

I recently have been increasing my base milage, but
>have been feeling tight in the chest, not like a
>virus kind of tight though. Rather it feels a rubber
>band has been palced around my upper chest. It doesnt
>hurt but feels like it takes more effort to breathe
>in. Any body get this before, if so is it even related
>to training?

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