2008-03-02

31 miles and stomach issues.

So here's how things went down this week. I put in seven miles Monday, six on Wednesday, seven on Thursday, and eleven for my long run on Saturday. I've had to back off on the throttle a little bit due to my knees acting a little janky. Other than that I had a pretty decent week. Well, other than that and the stomach bug I woke up with this morning. I must've passed about a gallon of water when I woke up. I'm starting to feel better now, but I'm still pretty lethargic. I started yesterday's two-hour treadmill run a bit gassy yesterday, so I'm thinking the condition existed before I even got started, the activity just pushed me over the edge. This problem existed briefly last year when I was training for the Las Vegas Half. My GI doctor said that it's probably ischemic in nature, meaning that blood flow to that nether region is restricted due to it being redirected to my legs and lungs while running. I looked it up. Seems like it's fairly common. Small price to pay, I reckon.

Guess I'll have to watch what I eat when I start to put the miles on. Or something.:-)

2 Comments:

Blogger Pokey said...

Ooooh, there really is a name for this lovely issue: RBS - Runners Bowel Syndrome. Pleasant, I know. One of my running buddies (Micheline) suffers from the same. I count my blessings EVERY run that I dont have that issue.

GREAT mileage week!

14:08  
Blogger Jim said...

Fortunately, I don't have it every time I do a long run, though my GI tract does usually at least protest a little bit.

18:21  

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