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The Burning Lung Sensation

The burning lung sensation (aka “Fran Lung”) is commonly felt after workouts such as Fran, or those that are short in duration and extremely high in intensity. The medical term is Exercised Induced Interstitial Pulmonary Edema. Many people complain of coughing, the feeling of mucus in their lungs, and possibly a metallic taste. There is evidence to suggest that the integrity of the lung blood-gas barrier (BGB) in elite athletes is altered after short-term maximal exercise (think short met-cons…). If you’d like to delve into the scientific research that supports these findings, read this article “Maximal rowing has an acute effect on the blood-gas barrier in elite athletes,” in the Journal of Applied Physiology.



8 x 200 m run
rest 45 between runs


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