vomit, heave, puke, spew
Never thrown up during a race, but threw up at the end of a 10k once, and nearly did another time after a fast five-miler.
Was quite pleased with myself as it meant I'd been pushing close to my limit
I have come close once, but I avoided it.
I have seen a number of people chunder in races though.
Winking Giraffe wrote (see)
Out running last week with a mate and at one point he had to stop with severe stomach cramps. Kept going again and had to stop again just as we got home. Rushed into the house and pebble dashed the pan as the world fell out of his bottom. Appears it had been well churned during the run and was desperate to come out. Not vomit, but a lot more embarrassing if he not managed some self control....
I have never vomited, something similar happened to me, on my way back from my run. I was experiencing stomach cramps and the last two miles I had to walk and keep stopping it was that bad
Chocolate Moose wrote (see)
Have you never sh&t in the woods?
I can throw up sometimes after a really fast training session. More, I find I get constipation after a long run, even if I hardly eat. I did 20 miles fast and felt a little sick for a hour afterwards. I find that restricting my diet keeps my weight down and I make sure my stomach is totally empty before any exercise.
I always leave a min of 8 hours before running and only eat 2 small meals a day - just enough to get me by, without excess, and it works...
Never done it myself, but remember once dropping out of a school cross country race. As it was a series of laps I was for once able to see the first few finish. The first one smashed the course record & threw up, his twin finished second, also breaking the old record, and nearly chucked up, third was our school's first runner, who broke the record for one of our pupils, and he promptly chundered.
Three or four minutes later, at the time when I would normally have finished, they were all recovered, and looked fresh as daisies!
yes i have thrown up during a race and after
as for energy gels and drinks - i never touch them - they don't really agree with me much
blimey Km, I'm sure thats not the most sensible approach but who am i
I was nearly sick at the end of my first ever race after pelting it to the finish! I think its so funny when they film the athletes being sick but then keep on filming and they keep being sick! Thanks for that !!! Its all about adrenaline though isn't it so i guess its a natural response - still grim though
I once suffered bad travel sickness on the way to a half Marathon. I was sick twice before the start, then managed to throw up again just after the gun went off, much to the horror of my fellow competitors!! I still can't go past the post office where it happened without thinking about it.
Really I should have pulled out, but my family were there and it was my first race back after a nasty injury so I felt the need to carry on!
I still went on to the finish the race though, although it took me a lot longer then my normal half marathon efforts!!
I threw up after my second marathon at London in 1996...it was a hot day and I had struggled all the way round, and after getting my stuff and limping up to Trafalgar Square I went into a news agents to get some water. It was so hot in there that I felt the wave of nausea wash over me, and I had just enough time to throw some coins at the proprietor and run outside before covering the pavement.
The fact that I had running kit on meant people passing by didn't bat an eyelid - tehy must have thought 'just another marathon runner puking'!! Not too sure if the news agent is still there, but if it is, and you're passing by, look at the pavement and think of my sick!!
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