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27/03/2007 at 09:28
I took 4 of these at the Reading Half Marathon, and now have chronic diorreah - is there a link I wonder??
27/03/2007 at 09:42
I used 4 for the marathon last year and was fine. Wouldn't use them on a half though.
27/03/2007 at 09:47
4 on a 1/2?? I agree with Prawnie - you don't really need them for a 1/2 imho....

don't think you can draw any conclusion from one race either - you need to establish that it's a regular occurrence
27/03/2007 at 12:49
Dagnamit, so I took far too many then??
27/03/2007 at 13:10
and i assume you hadn't tried this out before the race....

you live & learn ;-)
27/03/2007 at 13:13
Yeah I had tried them out. But I didn't get the feckin SHITS before..

this thread is utter shite anyway, why bother?
27/03/2007 at 13:25
ooo - touchy.....

so - if you'd tried them out - how many had you taken and over what distance??? and did you get the shits?? and was it a race??

it's not necessarily true that you took too many, but I think most of us would say you don't NEED to take 4 on a 1/2 and many of us (me included) wouldn't bother at all as you should have enough stored glycogen to do a 1/2 provided you keep hydrated....

and don't assume on the basis of one experience of the shits that the gels are to blame - if it was a regular occurence when you take them, then yes, I would suggest a pattern but on the basis of info so far - not enough info!

27/03/2007 at 13:27
and - reading this again - you ran the 1/2 on Sunday and you posted about the problem today, Tuesday.........

usually gel associated shites will hit you either during or soon after a race - so if you only started overnight, I would suggest another cause............
27/03/2007 at 13:45
I take two during half marathon races and have acheived PBs in each of them! I probably don't need them, but they do help me psychologically.

Horse for courses, everyone is different.

Never got the 'two-bobs' from SIS ones though. ;-)
27/03/2007 at 13:51
AHA - So there is such a thing as "gel associated shites" then?
27/03/2007 at 13:58
I'll rephrase that:

Never got the 'two-bobs' from ANY gels, though (inc. SIS).
27/03/2007 at 14:02
yes greedo there is - but as said - more info needed..........
27/03/2007 at 14:38
OK Fat Buddha - the most I'd taken before was 2 on a 15k run with a mate.

I'm not sure they do that much, and it says on the pack you can take 3 an hour.., so I wasn't overdosing...

The squitola's began within 24 hours.

I think the crapping shit splashes I've got are related to the way that these gels dick around with your salt/mineral levels...?
27/03/2007 at 14:49
"I'm not sure they do that much" - lots of people say similar so you may decide to drop them for anything up to a 1/2.........I use them on long bikes/marathons as I tolerate them well and they help me.........

I'm still not convinced it's the gels as it's only happened once - although it maybe.........and SiS tend to be amongst the most tolerated of all gels out there. it's not so much messing about with your system, it's more usually related to gut tolerance under physical stress

try them again under similar circumstances and keep a bog roll handy - if it happens again, then I could suggest it's the gels!!!

happy crapping
27/03/2007 at 15:18
HAPPY Crapping?

The closest I got to happy whilst squirting my soul into it's porcelain grave was realising that I HADN'T actually pushed out a fricking kidney..

I was lucky to leave the bathroom with my vital organs.

Happy Crapping?
NOT fecking possible Buddha, not possible...
Maybe it was bad Kharma ?
27/03/2007 at 16:22
Greedo - I thought Han got you in the cantina? What are you doing still crapping?

Also - did you really shoot first or is Solo a dirty scoundrel?
27/03/2007 at 16:42
Hans Solo is a dirty scoundrel, it looked fatal in the movie, but I ran off.
27/03/2007 at 17:01
27/03/2007 at 17:02
erm, Sorry
27/03/2007 at 17:27
that sort of crapping sounds like a bug not gel related - that's usually over quickly..........

[hands Greedo some sandpaper - sorry, aloe vera bog paper...........]

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