Friday, December 28, 2007

I have a question

I came across the writings of a well-known Internet coach, and I have a question:

Why should athletes with a deviated nasal septum, such as for example myself, train slower than the ones with a normal nasal septum?

Replies in form of comments to this post. Thank you in advance for your input.

5 comments:

Trevor S said...

It's really not suprising you have a ds. My question is what did you say to the person to cause them to give you the deviated septum? :-)

Christopher said...

as a frequent reader and never poster i am intrigued by this question. from what i can gather about the subject, i see no reason for a slower training pace if someone has a deviated septum, unless of course, the condition is VERY serious and in that case the athlete will probably have more serious issues than training fast enough.

my reasons for this assumption (and that's really what it is because i am not a respiratory physicial) are that the nose is not the major player in breathing during strenuous activity. think of all the VO2 max tests you may have done where your nose was sealed. the mouth is where you get most of your oxygen during any really strenuous activity therefore, as long as there is no serious nasal condition i would not expect there to be a need for slowing down training pace.

Jodi said...

People with a deviated septum are weak and don't deserve to get faster.

;-)

Jodi

KP said...

people with a DS need to drink more coffee, thus pace will increase....mine does. I drink my coffee with a Breath Right on....

Trigirlpink said...

Kurt was born with a Breath Right Strip on