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2013-05-15 2:08 PM
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This time of year we get these little gnat type bugs that hover around the running trails.  They tend to be rather thick in some areas.  It seems also impossible not to ingest one ocassionally.  Problem is they get stuck in the back of my throat and it feels like when you stick your fingers down your throat.  Makes be gag violently. 


2013-05-15 7:49 PM
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It's love bug season here in Port St. Lucie FL. You can't ride your bike without swallowing a few of those suckers. I also always seem to run through a swarm of gnats while out running, They get your mouth, eyes, and nose. I can't imagine swallowing a wasp though!!!!!!
2013-05-15 8:04 PM
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noelle1230 - 2013-05-15 2:17 PM

One sign of anaerobic threshold is not being able to comfortably breathe through the nose only.  So anyone out there training at or above AT is definitely a mouth breather!

 

 

I've often wondered about that. I think my septum is deviated though, which restricts my otherwise "normal" nose breath volume. I have no idea if that's even feasible or reasonable, it's just what I tell myself.

2013-05-15 8:07 PM
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Last year, I was out a few hours before Hurricane Sandy made landfall.  Either a large moth, or a small bird flew in my mouth.  I don't remember why my mouth was open so wide, but when it went in, the frantic beating of the wings pretty much filled my entire mouth.  Perhaps it was looking for cover.

Also last year, I had a wasp fly into the vents of my helmet.  I could feel it crawling on my scalp. I calmly slowed, unclipped my pedals, gently set my bike down, unclipped my helmet, and proceeded to throw it probably 20 feet or so while running in the opposite direction smacking myself in the head.

It was an exciting year.

2013-05-16 2:11 PM
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how can you not be a mouth breather when you're physically exerting yourself?
2013-05-16 4:08 PM
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Mouth breather here too.  I chomped on one of those hairy caterpillars that fell off a tree I was running under.  Ugh - it still gives me the willies.  Took a wasp in the cleavage on a bike ride.  I just about wrecked trying to get the dang thing out as it proceeded to sting me.  By the time I got home to my Benedryl and baking soda paste, I looked like I had grown a third boob.  Yes, attractive, indeed.


2013-05-16 4:29 PM
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We had a local bike racer (quite fast) who had the nickname "Scoop" because when he was racing, his mouth was always wide open, scooping up all the air.

I imagine he ate his fair share of bugs during his racing career.

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