I’ve since quite long had a problem with the digestion when running. More than half of the times I run for more than 3o minutes I need to throw myself into the woods or hope to find a stationary one (you know what I mean :)) It wasn’t that bad in the beginning, it feels more like it has evolved into something worse over time. And I always do visit the toilet before going running.
I’ve tried to analyze myself to figure out the root cause and the things I come up with is:
- It doesn’t matter how long since I had a meal
- Type of food doesn’t seem to change things a lot either
- A visit to the toilet before running won’t change anything
- Time of day to exercise isn’t the cause
Today I even couldn’t complete my training. I was close to the end and some 10-15 minutes before or so it had started out as usual with discomfort in the system that I needed to keep back. Then suddenly, I couldn’t take a step more.. I don’t want to get into any details, but “shit!” could work to describe it a little. I just stood still and hoped that I would be able to hold back so that my coworkers didn’t have to come pick me up and take me back to the office in a wheelbarrow or something alike. Luckily I survived through it without any accident 😉
After that I decided that I now need to speak to and maybe book time with a doctor. This can’t be normal. I know that many runners experience problematic digestion and other stomach discomforts, but it shouldn’t be such a big obstacle in the training you need to feel worried about it at almost every run.
Sorry if I make you uneasy, but this has become such a big problem in my running I wanted to share it with you all.. It’s not to punish you, only because I like you for wanting to read about me and want to enlighten you as a reward 😉
Day 18, build up (Not completed as you can see in lap 9 and 10)
warm up then 5 x 8min paced at 75% effort with 2 min easy in-between
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