Had knee pain for almost two weeks now, haven't run at all to try and get it to clear up and although the discomfort is still there i think it's slightly better. I've noticed my hip click when I walk and this morning I felt like an old woman- everything seemed to be clicking and crunching!
Are these related? Has anyone else experienced the same thing?
You'll be eating worms and beetles, if you can find them.
Pure self indulgence borne from the security of having more food than you know what to do with.
Urm.. flawed argument. I'm partly a vegan because I'm aware there are places with not enough food; the food shortages experienced around the world could potentially be solved if the fields used to grow grain to feed cattle (to feed indulgent people in first world countries) were instead used to grow food for the people in poverty. Being a vegan isn't about self indulgence, it's about trying not to be self indulgent at the expense of others, animals and the environment.
Back on the topic of dicky stomach, i do actually drink quite a lot of coffee, so thanks for that- i'll cut back a bit this week and see if there's a difference.
runshonarun- you're completely right about trial and error, i'm making sure i keep mental note of everything i do differently on days when i run to see if i can spot something. the toilet situation sounds irritating, do you live in the south? only time i've ever had to pay was in London and that pissed me off
Thanks for the websites given and stuff, i'll check them out
would say you had a fair point david, but i don't believe in God and think beef tastes awful.
thanks for the info runshonarun, i'll google it in a sec. will be difficult to cut fibre but i'll take it into account. im hoping it will have solved itself by race day but you never know, most of my hm will be off road so may make friends with some bushes (least it's free though!). how did you prevent it from happening again?
This may be too much info for some so please don't read if you're easily offended by less than appetising topics, but i'm convinced this problem is connected to running so i thought i might as well ask on here!
I'm currently training for a half marathon and train pretty hard (completely subjective obviously, i'm no mo farah) - it's my first but i'm not using that as an excuse to leisurely plod along haha. My bowels haven't been right for the whole of the past month and the only time i remember them being quite as volatile is when i was training similar distances and intensity in Novemeberish time last year (for no particular reason). Basically, my stools are always loose, I bloat and have gas quite a fair bit. I had a properly upset stomach this morning and experienced cramps during my long run.
I'm a vegan and don't rely heavily on wheat or anything else that generically seems to aggravate GI tract problems, so i don't think it's my diet. Could be wrong tho.
Is this just a normal, albeit irritating, part of running? Has anyone else noticed a correlation between training and stomach upsets?