might have a big psychological element, try accepting it and forget trying to control it (not literally- that would be messy !) and it might right itself. It might not be running related, it maybe a coincidence that it started the same time you started running. Perhaps IBS or chron's or something similar but most probably not ? Also try eating what you fancy instead of what you 'think' is best for you, sometimesyour body knows exactly what you need and you should feed it accordingly in my opinion.
feeling truly hhungry is one of the best parts of running in my opinion. The more you run, the more hungry you feel and the more you get to enjoy your food. How appetising is it to eat a meal when not hungry ? One worse thing than than the problem you describe is never feeling hungry at all.
I wouldnt worry about it, enjoy your food and run till your stomach is content ! Plenty of good eating is required with plenty of good running. unless your weight is dramatically increasing, then carry on eating.
i would rather run a few more miles than restrict my food.
Hi Mark, i agree with all the above advice. Wont bore you with the details but i had disc injury to 2 discs about 3 years ago. Took 3 cortisone injections and about a year of walking before I got back to regular running. I had lost strength in 1 leg, little bit of muscle loss in calf etc as nerve was not firing and usual sciatica. Took just over a year to be back to 'normal', though some symptoms may not fully clear up, you will learn to manage it. I have completed 27 marathons this year, so cant be too bad can it ?Listen to your body, if you feel good one day, do a bit more, if you are feeling sore or not right then take it easy or have the day off. it will heal eventually. A lot of it is learning to recognise normal pains from bad pains, what is ok to run with, and what is not. Part of it is also about regaining confidence in your back and knowing that if it gets sore you are not necessarily going to fall apart or have another prolapse which is excruciating believe me. Keep as active as you can. - and my personal experience is that gentle stretching of back and legs is one of the most beneficial things you can to to help recovery, though get advice from a professional first about what stretches are ok for you given the nature of your injury.