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Stomach Issues are never fun especially on a run

I set out Saturday to do a 14 mile run. I had the course all mapped out in my head. My pack was stocked with enough water and fruit. My kids were at home with my sister. Everything was in its place.



Or so I thought. Around mile 8 I started to have major stomach issues. This set a bad tone for the rest of my run. I was able to run another few miles but by mile 11 I was just done. I could not force myself to keep running. Since I thought I was running 14 miles that day I had about 3 miles to walk home. If you know me walking is not a strong point. I get really frustrated when I have to walk places because well I'd rather be running. I was thankful that time was still on my side. I had a speaker jam to set up for that day but I did not have to be there until 11.



My 60 minute run the following day was great. I did not eat anything before my run. I did not bring any water I did not bring anything at all in fact and it was lovely. Not all training runs will go as planned. I keep learning that. Race day is coming up quick. Training runs are getting shorter and shorter. I need to trust in my training now even if every run wasn't great ,I was still out there and I was committed.

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  1. It would be worth making a note of what you ate before the stomach issues. Sometimes they can be for no reason, but if it was from something you ate, you could maybe reduce the chances of them happening again.

    Nice pictures by the way, looks like a lovely place to run..

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    2. Thanks James! I certainly did make note of what I ate the day before and it was something that was a bit out of the norm for me so that will not be happening again! Even if the crispy tofu Vietnamese hoagie wasn't to blame I will not be eating them on days before a long run.

      Thank you for the read and the picture comment!

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