After the success of the last blog in establishing there is some benefit in running I have another question to ask of the Road.cc readership...
For as long as I can remember I have been suffering headaches at the end of rides lasting over an hour and a half... that seems to be the benchmark duration. This situation is not affected by whether I rest or do something else after training or whether I am super hydrated or don't drink.
It is across the back of my head or in my sinuses usually and takes drugs to suppress.
Here is the background... if anyone has any experiences or advice, let me know...
- Only have one and a half kidneys and am supposed to keep hydrated.
- Always wear a helmet but it seems to make no difference if it is summer or winter, it is the duration of the ride that causes the pains.
- I have tried drinking loads of water, no water, recovery drink, no recovery drink, sugary drink.... no success as yet.
- Headache is a dull one across the back of the neck. Am taking regular treatment from a chiropractor so it isn't ( I don't think) related to my alignment.
...It doesn't ever stop me from cycling but it is starting to get me down a little when I am at a rugby match three hours after finishing a training session and am having to try and get ibuprofen off people to take (no alcohol was involved !!!)