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Hi everybody,

I am new to this forum. let me introduce myself. My name is Mike I am a runner from Collingswood, NJ (Suburb of Philly) I run about 20-30 miles per week. My last big race was the Reach The Beach Relay in New Hampshire. It was a great experience and I highly reccomend it.

Here is my question. When I do hard intervals or race I get this wierd thing going on with my ears. It feels like I need to pop them after driving over a mountain pass. Efforts at equalizing any pressure differential have proven fruitless. The sensation can sometimes last for over an hour after a hard run. Thier is no pain involved and it doesn't seem to slow me down but I am curious as to what might be going on.

Does anyone else experience this or have any idea what might be going on in my nogg'n?

Mike

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Hey Mike, Welcome to the forums!
I started distance running 25-yrs ago and you know, I thought I was the only one this happened to. When I really push it in a race I get that same feeling afterwards and yep, for even up to an hour. What I've attributed it always to is the deep, deep breathing of what I call "red-line" racing. And if it means I'm sucking air through my ears to breathe, all the better. It only does happen when I red-line it..almost like a litmus test to know I've pushed myself sufficiently. :shrug:
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