A beginner runner suffering from the dreaded runners trots
Yesterday I did a 10.4 mile run. When I got to 4 miles and started to get an aching feeling in my tummy and I guess I should have stopped at that point and gone to the bathroom but there was no-where to stop so I carried on. I completed the run and felt ok, I knew I needed the toilet but I could hold on. My husband picked me up and started to drive me home and thats when my tummy really started to hurt and I had an urgency to go to the toilet. He got me home just in the nick of time but I then spent a good 2 and a half hours on and off the toilet in absolute agony.
Has anyone else suffered like this? is there anything I can do to prevent it?
I am a morning runner and I dont eat before I go out. I did take lucozade during the run and a SIS caffine Gel at mile 6 (but this was the same pattern as the 10 mile run the week before and didnt have any tummy problems)
I have had this once before and that was on an evening training run with my running club and that was just a short 3.5mile run.
Thanks for the reply. I hadnt thought that it could have something to do with what I ate the night before. I keep a food diary so I will keep a close eye on that.
I get this sometimes - its called the "zombie run" as you shuffle with your butt cheeks clasped as you look for somewhere suitable.. I learnt the hard way and ALWAYS take some loo roll with me now.... sorry... TMI
As for preventing it - no idea. Sometimes it just seems to happen!
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