Pulse Oximeters and the High-altitude Ultrarunner
Earlier this month ultrarunning queen Courtney Dauwalter was forced to abandon her attempt to run a "supported" FKT (fastest known time) on the Colorado Trail when after 108 hours she developed a bad cough and wheezing. When her crew took her to the emergency room in Leadville, her blood oxygen saturation level was reportedly measured at 70 percent. Arterial oxygen values under 90 percent are considered low. The doctors ran a full range of tests for HAPE (high altitude pulmonary edema), blood clots, and other severe conditions, but ruled those out and determined she had acute bronchitis. Last year COROS...
How to Cope with Hot and Humid Conditions
Give or take a degree or two, your core body temperature should be around 37°C. If it climbs (or drops) just a few degrees, you’re in trouble. Exercise in hot conditions triggers a number of bodily reactions – the most important are increased blood flow to the skin (you may have returned home with a red face after a run) and sweating (you’ve certainly returned home sweating!). Sweating is the fastest and most effective way for your body to rid itself of heat, but sweat must evaporate to have any beneficial effect. In high humidity (found nearly all the time...
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