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Old 02-27-09, 04:43 PM   #1
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Running Problem.......kinda gross, but I need help

Ok guys here in the last 4 or 5 times ive gone out jogging i have been geting to the 2-3 mile mark and all of a sudden it hits me, i gotta GO. Well the first time i thought nothing of it, but it has persisted even if I make myself go before I run. It is very loose, almost as if everything in my intestines decided to shake itself down to the lower end. I know its gross, but I need advice. I have a relativley healthy diet. Well as healthy as the average 19 year old. I do try to watch my sweets though. I have a good balance of fiber and protein. Anyone have any suggestions or has anyone else had this problem?
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Old 02-27-09, 04:50 PM   #2
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It's a fairly common problem, actually. Google "runners' diarrhea" Obviously, if you can void your system before heading out, that helps. You might want to reduce your fiber intake too. And if none of that helps, put a wad of TP in a fanny pack.
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Old 02-27-09, 04:50 PM   #3
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It's called runner's trots. Google it, or try a running forum.
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Never experienced it, but there is a variety of "colon cleanser" products (tabs and bulk fiber) that you can take in the evening. Essentially they bulk up and regularize bowel movements. If maybe a BIG bowel movement in the morning could solve the day's problem, a supplement like that might get you there.
I went through a batch once, and I don't know if they did anything other than guarantee a solid and complete "morning performance".
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I never got that far, but I used to fart like crazy around the 2-3 mile mark. for like a 1/4m. I hoped people were not up that early.

good luck.

Try more bananas?
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Old 03-02-09, 08:31 AM   #6
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Im wondering if maybe it was just all coincidence because I pushed myself to 4 miles day before yesterday and nothing? I dunno......LOL
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the body adapts to the new routine and eventually the runners diahrea goes away. Takes different amounts of time for different people.
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Hours have passed and nobody has pasted "the" picture of the runner dude?
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the body adapts to the new routine and eventually the runners diahrea goes away. Takes different amounts of time for different people.
You sir are right! No problems the last 3 days. Thanks for the input everyone.
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Sometimes it is diet related, I traced my problems back to the glass of orange juice I was drinking 30-45 minutes before I left for a run. Keeping a food log and a training log will help you trace back what is causing your issues. It can be traced back to a certain type of food within so long of running a lot of times.
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I used to get this; I bought a pair of running shorts which were too big for me which just about stayed on, turns out the elastic waist band was doing the aggravating, I had same problem on bike until I bought bibshorts instead of normal rubbish ones.
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Another good thing to do is work on strengthening your core. The reason runners have this problem, and not cyclists or swimmers, is because when you run your intestines jiggle all over the place. This jiggling stimulates bowel movements, and you know what happens next... If you have strong abs they support your intestines a lot more, and there's not as much jiggling. You can also work on making your stride smoother to reduce the impact with each footfall.

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I have been running and cycling relentlessly the last month as well as working out in the gym 3 times a week. I have no more problems with runners trots! I have been running at least twice a week for 6mi. The last two runs I have been on I bumped it up to 8mi!
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2-3 miles is a good run. Stop after that.
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