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The Greatest of All Time
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
I've got a fever...
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
Once "movement" is imminent, the trickiest part is finding your OBMPP (Optimal Bowel Movement Prevention Pace). Run too fast, and you hasten your body's process dangerously. Slow down too much, and your system may slow down, but then you're not getting much closer to safety. There's a real delicate balance in finding that pace that will mitigate disaster...
E.J.Greater Lowell Road RunnersCry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.
A Saucy Wench
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
"More marathons are won or lost in the porta-toilets than at the dinner table," proclaimed marathon king Bill Rodgers while talking to a group of runners.
An estimated 30 to 50% of distance runners experience intestinal problems related to exercise. The vast majority (83%) of 471 marathoners who completed a survey reported they suffered GI problems occasionally or frequently during or after running: 53% experienced the urge to have a bowel movement and 38% reported diarrhea.
more difficult to pinpoint possible cause is diet; a nutritionist can be of assistance with this. They can help to determine if you are lactose intolerant; wheat intolerant or allergic to other foods. We want foods that will give us fuel but are also stomach friendly. Too many carbohydrates in your fluid replacement drink can also cause diarrhea. Later, I will give some tips on these foods.
Stress or nervousness can also add to our distress. Before a race or difficult workout, we worry about how we will perform. We as runners need to learn to be relaxed on those days. We can only do as well as we can on a given day. If we just concentrate on doing our best, everything else will take care of itself. Do we get nervous before we go to sleep, even though we might not sleep well; no we do not. Yoga and meditation are great ways to learn how to relax. With Yoga we learn to relax some muscles while tensing other muscles. When we meditate, we learn to concentrate and open our minds while relaxing our body. Learn to relax and not have pre- race nervousness, or control it, and don’t let the nervousness control you.
Here are some tips for dealing with the trots...
See your physician.
Drink fluids and make sure you are hydrated.
Wear loose fitting clothing around your abdomen
Eat foods that you know are safe on your stomach.
Stay away from high amounts of fat, fiber, dairy, beverages high in sugar, and processed foods.
Allow 4 to 6 hours to pass before you run after eating a big meal.
Experiment with what foods work for you, and then do the same in a race.
Determine if the time of day has an effect on the diarrhea.
Find routes with bathrooms along the way.
Last but not least seek support and do not be bashful about tell other runners of your plight.
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Last Race: Portland Maine Half Marathon October 5 2014
------------------------------------- 5K - 18:25 - 3/19/11 10K - 39:38 - 12/13/09 1/2 - 1:29:38 - 5/30/10 Full - 3:45:40 - 5/27/07