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Running and digestion

Postby pinkgirl » Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:28 am

I have been 'off' running over the winter and doing lots of aerobics. Last night I got to the gym and my class was cancelled, the gym was heaving (new years resolutions, no doubt) so once I managed to get a treadmill I kept it! I did a moderately paced 5k (am not fast so wont give the time :lol: ) and considering how long it is since I have run, I was very pleased with how I felt. Thing is, soon as I had cooled down I needed to get to the loo rather quickly! I know distance running can do this, but this was only 5k. It was the first time I had run properly since going vegan, and wonder if part of the problem might be that food is being digested more quickly? Does any one have any advice at all?
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Postby runner » Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:36 am

I know the problem, but don't think it's the vegan food because big meat eathers have the same problem.. a 5k is for sure long distance.. recently i have been told to drink more before.. and other things i picked up are to do a longer warming up.. further i wrote that if you increase your traings in a short periode sometimes your stumach can not keep up with this..

it's a nasty part off running.. but it might go away there has been a discussion on this subject before on this site.. not sure what the heading was
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Postby pinkgirl » Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:09 pm

Hmm, so maybe it was because I had not run for ages? Hopefully it will settle in a bit then. I am hoping to increase my distances over the next few months (not worried at all about speed, its the thought of just running for a couple of hours that really appeals to me, lots of thinking time) but may stick to treadmill running until it feels 'safe'!

Any suggestions about the best things to eat/avoid eating? Since going vegan I seem to eat almost constantly or else I feel starving hungry! Im losing about 1lb a week too, so it seems I have finally found the solution to my permanant battle to keep my weight down.
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Postby andyO » Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:38 pm

Hiya,

There's some info here about 'runners trots' :? I do like one of their solutions (cut out dairy!) although we already have... they also mention keeping properly hydrated. Drinking water may be more key when running on a gym treadmill as (I certainly) perspire more in a gym than outside.

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_5/227.shtml#trots

Hope it helps!

I find this happens more for me if I have been drinking alot of beer the night before. :oops:

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