Burping and bonking

Burping and bonking frequently in training - help

8 messages
11/03/2013 at 22:33
For the past couple of months I keep experiencing burping, followed by what feels like bonking. I get to around 7-10 k and when I burp, it just empties my muscles. I walk for 15 secs and I'm back to normal speed (when I burp in the first 5k I can run through it).. Then same happens 2 k on. I have tried drinking/not drinking, various energy sources while running, nasal strips to reduce mouth breathing. I'm an experienced runner (3:20 marathon PB) I'm following the same training, nutrition and hydration schedules as I always do. One thing I have noticed, is the closer to lactate threshold I am, the worse it gets (but even backing off by 10-15 secs/km, I'm still getting the burp/bonk). I'm one month off next marathon and am seriously thinking bout not competing. Any help would be greatly appreciated- no suggestion to wild or wacky!
12/03/2013 at 14:52

burping and bonking?  I'm opening myself up to ridicule, but what the heck is bonking?

12/03/2013 at 15:09

Bonking = hitting the wall

12/03/2013 at 16:01

There doesn't seem to be a reasonable connection

12/03/2013 at 16:35

Hold your breath all the way?

12/03/2013 at 16:35
Tom77 wrote (see)

Bonking = hitting the wall

Ah... thanks.  Not a term I've heard.

I can proudly say that I have never bonked in front of a crowd, but I did once bonk in the woods near my house.

Edited: 12/03/2013 at 16:36
seren nos    pirate
12/03/2013 at 16:36

its a term used in cycling

12/03/2013 at 18:16

Did that involve a goat, RW? (see other threads, passim)


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