Sand Dunes wrote:
I'd imagine that like any other PED that if you take too much of it, it will be detrimental to performance. But, I could easily believe if a study was done on it, that just a little bit of amphetamines would boost performance.
What physiologically happens that prevents one from running faster? Also, just thought of it, but met probably could override the central governor theory which might explain Tom Simpson death, that the meth over rode his brain telling his to slow down.
There are no PEDs, it's a social construct, a concept, not a fact. The concept is an ancient superstitious belief. Adrenaline is all you need to concern yourself with, optimizing your output for any peformance from an instant to your longest effort. Fight or flight, I don't have to tell you what it can do for your performance enhancement or make you peform worse if you are too anxious or set off too fast in a race.
Tom Simpson got seriously dehydrated. His pace judgement was slightly impaired and the day was hot. At the point he first passed out, his heart was no longer functioning properly. If someone had given him a drink of water with sugar and salt at that point, he would have survived. Better still if he has taken on such a drink 3km earlier...?