taking imodium before the london marathon
Hi i am running the london marathon this year and it will be my first ever full marathon. i have done runs of upto 20 miles and have been fine, but keep hearing people saying its best to take imodium an hour before the race just in case you get the sh*ts! to put it plainly! I have always had porrage in the morning 2 hours before i run and then do my long runs and also take on sis gels whilst running and have not had to go to the lou so far but always fell a bit lose after a race!! and wounderd if it was best to take 1 or 2 imodium before the marathon?
Any suggestions on this would be great
its all up to you Steve
im doing stratford on sunday , i ll take an imodium sat night & sun morning , & prob still need to go - but thats me & my metabolism, i ve not had to go since mara 1 of 11 so far,
but you know what they say - never try anything new on marathon day ?
yeah thats very true about never try anything new on the day
but a bit worried because i have felt a bit light in the tummy area after long runs and not sure what another hour of running may do to me!
good luck for sunday
If you have a dodgy stomach then make sure you take yor Imodium! You don't want to end up like this dude!
Good luck for Sunday!
If the runners sh*ts is a known problem, take immodium, if its not, then don't bother.
Some people suffer from it (me for one), some don't.
I think nerves on race day play a part too.
I've always woken up on race day and gone several times in the morning.
Euurgh that photo is disgusting!!
I usually take immodium before long training runs and races and it works. I've only ever needed the loo once during a race and luckily there was one en route so no bush stop offs!
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