Here were my runs this week:
Tues-Wed-Thur (3-4-3)+ Shred class on Tuesday night
Sat- 8 miles (felt way better than 7 miles with my new fanny pack to carry chews and water!!!)
Sun- 30 minute swim
Ok, you've been warned....I have a huge running problem and I hope someone out there has an amazing solution.
When I get home from my long runs 4+ miles I have really bad cramping and diarrhea for hours afterwards (or until I take some Imodium). On this past long run (8 miles), I used chews and drank water during the run. I felt amazing when I got home (may have even teared up a bit when I rounded the corner to my house...), ate a great lunch, and then BAM instant life sentence to the bathroom.
Google "diarrhea after running". Come on, you know you want to. This is a common problem with not a lot of solutions. I eat light before my runs. I carry fuel and water for the run. I hydrate and eat low fiber the day before. I have read about some people taking Imodium before they even leave for a long run. This is pretty much the only thing that I haven't tried.
So....do you suffer from runners diarrhea? What have you found that works for you?