A little embarasing but..
When i run after 7 -9 miles I have to go for a number two. It can generally be described as loose. I have tried varying my diet, but irrespective of when i run, speed etc it always happens. Its ok in training as i do a circular route, but in my races it has caused some difficulties
Any sensible suggestions. I have thought of over the counter drugs, but can someone advice on the dosages required and the effect on times.
Sorry, yeah, it seems a common problem, seems to crop up here a fair bit, I would say have a search, but I think the search is broken......
Does this happen even if you don't eat for 3 hour before a run?
If not...then that's your solution. IF it does happen when eating 3hours before, try the Immodium.
Loperamide is the generic name - it can be got cheaply from supermarkets & chemists.
Don't worry too much, it's a common problem at all levels. Some people find that what and when you eat - if you get it right - can knock the problem on the head. If I want to be sure (e.g. before a race) I'll not only be careful about meal timing and content but also have a coffee and then after it has "done its work" I'll have a couple of loperamide.
Or alternatively Asa is spamming... Cos that is a bit drastic...
Immodium gets my vote... I've not had the problem before, trained for two half marathons last year without any urgent need for the loo but this year I'm finding that most of my long runs now result in some serious botty clenching and rushing to the loo as soon as I get home...
Interesting first posts on the forum Asa!lol.
This isn't yet another Jokerman/Window Cleaner/Zinzanger (!) hyrbid is it?
I find that avoiding dairy helps me. I used to have cereal a couple of hours before a long run and after about 9 miles would get severe cramps. I now stick to simple carbs - typically 2 slices of white toast with some jam, washed down with good old water.
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