Friday, April 17, 2009

Day 472 - Double D


  • "At least one day before running, limit or avoid fiber and gas-producing foods, such as beans, bran, fruit and salad. If you run every day, experiment to find a tolerable level of fiber. Otherwise, simply eat high-fiber and gas-producing foods after you run.
  • At least one day before running, limit or avoid sweeteners called sugar alcohols — most often found in sugar-free candies, gum and ice cream.
  • For three to six hours before running, limit or avoid caffeine and high-fat foods.
  • For at least two hours before running, don't eat anything at all.
  • Before, during and after running, drink plenty of fluids. Dehydration can lead to THE DOUBLE D. Avoid warm liquids, however, which can speed food through the digestive tract.
  • While running, use caution with energy gel and energy bars. In some people, these products can contribute to THE DOUBLE D.
  • If you're lactose intolerant, switch to lactose-reduced or lactose-free milk and milk products.

In addition, wear comfortable, loosefitting clothing when you run. Clothing that's too tight around the waist may aggravate THE DOUBLE D. You might also consider reducing the intensity or distance of your runs until  THE DOUBLE D improves. Then gradually increase your activity as your signs and symptoms allow.

If these tips don't seem to help, consult your doctor for additional suggestions."

Can anyone guess what these tips from the mayoclinic online are for?

Yeah you all know what it is about by now....
The Double D.  
I'm not sure why I call it that, it really makes no sense, but maybe it will keep me off of the google-p   o   o  ing searches.  10 miler was cut short.  Made it 9.75 miles before the "issue" beame to pressing to continue....Its a little concerning this point.  I have adopted the "be prepared" strategy suggested by some of you, however I'd rather change things in order not to have to deal with it.  Guess I'll try some of those above.

9.75 miles was in 1:45.  These race predictor things drive me crazy, because according to them the marathon finish should be in like 4:52.  I know they are full of lies, but when I can't even do 21.5 in under five, my mind froths in confusion/rage/apathy.  Ah well, good thing I'm just having fun!  Trying to finish the distance.  And of course grind AC Slater into the asphault.....


2 comments:

joyRuN said...

Oops - I ignore those rules with every run!

try running said...

After reading this post, just running a marathon (without any other problems. only the pain of running for a long time) seems like a good time.