I raced against a car yesterday for fun, in doing this, I rode at about 25-29 mph (40-47kmh) for about 3 minutes. The temperature outside was in the mid to low 40s (5-8 Celsius).
Afterwards I felt:
- Out of breath for at least 3 minutes
- Wanted to cough but didn't cough anything up.
- Inside of my throat felt cold and painful
- I got the feeling of wanting to puke a few times
For the rest of my commute home, which was 15+ minutes I felt like shit.
I think that the cold weather was big factor in this, am I correct? What can I do in the future to prevent this from happening to me? During the 3 minutes of the ride I had no idea that I was going to feel this way.
I should add that I've been riding 10 miles per day for the 2 years (including most of the winter). I usually ride this same stretch going 21-26 mph.