Never before have i taken immodium. But having had troubles on a couple of runs in the past i thinking it might be wise.
Are there any pitfalls with this, is it safe and if so at what time should i take this, remembering i am expecting to be on the course for just short of 5 hours.
it is not a first option really only should be used when other attemps have failed. As long as you don't use it regularly (for example for the 2 marathons you run a year then it won't be a health problem in long term but your bowels will may not right for a couple of days after.). As first line advice not for regular runs but for key races you could reduce fibre in diet for 2-3 days - reducing fruit & veg, whole grain products etc . The reason I did not advise this above in answer to another post as this is not a daily solution. Perhaps practice a carb load with low fibre foods as reduce fibre 1-2 days before and see if this helps before a long run?
Wow, this is all very emotional tonight reading all these race reports and about families and those special to us.
Malcs this has been an amazing thread and totally agree with supermanruns you have another career waiting for you! I am off to Ireland for a holiday tomorrow to see family and reading some comments tonight has been be realised how lucky I am at this moment.
All the very best to those running VLM this weekend - try and let Mo win!
Fabulous write up, felt the emotion in your words. All the very best in your next sporting venture and move and of course to Sara on her first marathon! Has ben great to work with you and all the very best.