Back in 2014 I used to do around 4-5h exercise a week. I also used to do the perfect poo every day My bowels were regular as clockwork and it was usually a great poo - big and soild.
In 2015 I started getting into triathlon and now do 7-8h training per week. But Ive noticed that I now poo a lot less often, maybe once every 2 or 3 days and my poo is smaller in quantity.
My weight has stayed the same and I have no bloating or discomfort. Do you think my body is simply using more of what I eat? Is my body actually working more efficiently and wasting less of what I eat? Is this common? What are athletes toilet habits like??
Hi. Thanks for the replies. Ghost - My shorts are snug fit and dont bunch up at all, its literally that the top of my inner thigh rubs against the saddle and it must cause damage under the skin as a lump appears over the next 24h.
Im going to get some new short, chamois cream and go commando!
Ive got a bike related problem. I am getting a cyst appear in my groin when i bike due to abrasion. Its very sore and last for a round a week during which time I cant bike. It then reappears the next time I bike. My skin is fine, its under the skin that this cyst forms actually in my groin.
What can i do? I wear padded shorts but they were fairly cheap. Can anyone recommend some very padded ladies shorts or perhaps there is a saddle that stop this? I was fine on my older bike which had a bigger wider saddle but recent bikes have tiny unforgiving saddles and they cause me problems.
Its amazing what our bodies are capable of even when we are past our 'peak'.
I can relate to pp, I wasnt sporty at school and I wish i had been. I think a combination of being a bit lazy and cr*ppy pe teachers who only encouraged the ones that were already 'winners' were to blame. I finished 9th female at my park run this week, ive knocked 3 mins off my time since i first ran it 2 years ago. Its a slow process.
Im also sport mad now, i work out 5-6 days a week and i love every minute. My friends think im superwoman lol.
Cant wait for Reading HM next weekend, am hoping for a sub 1:50, a new pb. When i started running i didnt realise it would take so long to get faster but in a way its nice as its great to see the gradual pb's every month. I love always having a goal and as soon as ive reached it theres a new one appeared!