I wish I'd known that it was okay to feel sore or knackered when running\racing, or rather that everyone did. For some reason at first I would only ever run at a comfortable pace even when racing and assumed that's what all the fast folks did as well. (well they always look so comfortable on the telly!) Took me a while to realise that you need to push yourself hard to get faster... doh!
Do you suppose I actually need to work to keep getting my wages at work too?
Just wondered if anyone else has had similar problems or might know anything.
I seem to quite often have stomach pain, sometimes for days on end, to the point where I only feel comfortable wearing loose trousers, and find myself going to the bathroom 4or5 times a day, often straight after eating. Most annoyingly I tend to have to keep running all the way to the bathroom after a run. Occaisonally when i think I need the loo, when I get there I don't actually need to (or can't) my stomach just feels like i do...
Now then when I'm not training, I find these symptoms ease up and kindasorta go away... but come back when in training...
Could this be that Irritable Bowel Syndrome i've heard a little about or some food intolerance? Seems a bit weird that it gets worse while training though... I've considered changing sports but I love running so much.
On a brighter note, my poorly knee is much better now, so I can run again! wahey! :o)
Okay now I feel embarrased for talking about my bowels in public. :o)