Maybe this should be moved to Training/Nutrition???
After the race when I am driving home, I feel like a horse kicked me in the stomach. I get really bad gas, really bad stomach pains, and well when I go to the bathroom, its not pretty, more liquid than solid.
This only happens after cross races. I've never felt like this after a hard road race or hard crit.
Yesterday driving home, it was so bad that I was going through hot/cold cycles, sweating and couldn't really see straight. i pulled off the road and took a nap for a hour before driving again.
I ate a bowl of oatmeal in the morning, a bagel/egg/bacon sandwich later in the morning, bagel w/ cream cheese 3 hrs before the race, gel, sport beans prior. Coke, water, snickers and bagel/creamcheese right after the race (I stopped at a bagel shop on the drive down so hence the 3 bagels).
Anything I can do prior or after the race? Not much I can do during. Its a pretty miserable drive home and several hours after.