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I get this frequently after long, hard efforts (training or racing). For me it kicks in about 15-30min post race and last a couple hours. Sometimes I'll have my early morning fleece from setting up transition on as I'm packing things up post race and it's 90^F out.
once after a longish Tough Guy race with lots of immersion in January
twice after childbirth. The docs said it's quite common.
so . . . a regulatory mechanism, but of hormones, electrolytes, breakdown byproducts, temperature, who knows . . .
I don't know if it's a function of being able to push it harder for the duration of the event, a function of age (it first happened to me in my upper 30's), or something else.
But I've just come to expect it (as has my family) and incorporate laying under blankets in the medical tent for 30+ minutes shivering, drinking, and recovering.
It took awhile, but I finally discovered that its not the destination that's important, but rather the journey.