Vomiting post race

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23/02/2014 at 21:58

My partner has really suffered after her last two half marathons and has vomited about three times on both occasions within an hour or so of the finish. She has no similar effects after a 10k and was fine after a recent ten mile race. Would be interested to hear people's thoughts on this. She has been well hydrated both times with good pre race meals. 

23/02/2014 at 22:15
Has she taken on gels or sports drinks during the run?
How much water is she drinking? Too much can be just as bad as not enough.
cougie    pirate
23/02/2014 at 22:59
How close is the pre race meal to the race ? I'd suspect its that.
24/02/2014 at 06:51

No gels or drinks, just sipping water at drinks stations during the race. Last meal pre race is about two hours before.

24/02/2014 at 07:06

Is she the same after similar distance training runs? 

Does she pick up the pace for a sprint finish - that has upset my stomach before when finishing a 10k?

24/02/2014 at 09:23

Does she puke Lucozade or are there carrots in it?

cougie    pirate
24/02/2014 at 10:16
I think 2 hours might be too short a time before the race. Try skipping the meal next time.
24/02/2014 at 22:23
Two hours is not very long to let a pre-race meal digest. That would be the thing I would change first
01/03/2014 at 11:21

I have exactly the same problem and for me it is linked to how successfully i can refuel  after the race finishes. As flob says she is literally running her guts out! If i dont get enough down as soon as i finish the vomming is inevitable. I found the recovery shakes were good. 

cougie    pirate
01/03/2014 at 11:46
Interesting. Why would you throw up if your body was wanting to refuel ? I don't see the logic ?

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