Thursday, May 3, 2012

How To Not Crap Yourself On the Run

It seems I have become the poop counselor. The fart correspondent. The shart expert.

I am not sure if it is good to be a pro in this area. I fear that one day I will be asked to testify in a court of law and that I will be qualified as an expert in poopology. I guess there could be worse things, but I can’t think of what they might be.

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Today I received a question from a reader that went something or exactly like this:

“You seem honest to a fault so I'm hoping you can give me some tips. I haven't run more than a 5K because (and this is embarrassing to admit) I have "digestive issues." I'm terrified to be miles from home without a bathroom. Before a 5K, I swear, I'm in the bathroom ten times because of nerves! How do you handle long runs and races?”

Honest to a fault?” She makes it sound like a bad thing.

All kidding aside, this is a really important subject. Runners notoriously suffer from bad cases of the trots, or at the very least an upset stomach. I’ve heard lots of theories on why this is true, the most predominant one being that when we run, the blood goes to our muscles and neglects our digestive system. This leads to cramps, turtling, and severe panic about crapping one’s pants.

You may be be a liar or you may be the exception, but this need to evacuate has happened to the best of us, to most of us. I, in particular, have been a victim one too many times.

I’ve done my best to figure out what works to avoid this messy conundrum. Following are a few sure-fire ways to minimize the risk of crapping one’s pants while running and racing:

  • The single most helpful thing for me has been to eliminate or drastically reduce fiber, dairy and fatty foods up to 36 hours before a long run or race. Typically, my diet is pretty rich in roughage, whole grains, beans, etc. But, I really do change things up the days before a race. I take in lots of water and reduce my intake of fruits, vegetables, yogurt, cheese and any higher fat foods. I’ve had great success with this plan.
  • Overly exerting myself makes things worse. On long runs, I stick to long-run pace (60 to 90 seconds slower than my ideal marathon pace), and this helps significantly. In races I am usually exerting a great deal, so this plan doesn’t work well under those circumstances.
  • Don’t laugh, but I try to get on a strict poop schedule. I train my body by eating and sleeping with a routine in mind (as much as possible). A cup of coffee in the morning usually gets stuff going. Nine times out of ten if I can get something out before a long run or race I’m good to go. Occasionally there will be a lingering nugget in there that causes problems, but not usually. 
  • It helps to not eat the two hours before a long run or race. Give your body time to digest your pancakes. Once, in all of my naiveté, I ate a huge bowl of beef stroganoff right before a run. This was a like a huge practical joke I played on myself.
  • Pre-race nerves are definitely an issue and can get stuff moving when you wish it would stay put. That’s why I’ve been known to take multiple dumps on an airplane. I hate to fly and I’m nervous. Do everything in your power to minimize any extra anxiety on race day. Give yourself enough time, breathe deeply, think about the nap you will take later. Distraction is a great tool because the mind can only think about one thing at a time. Don’t let it take you hostage.
  • I never mix gels/chews with sport’s drink. I choose one or the other. I find that mixing various sugar types and chemicals doesn’t bode well for me and my colon. Ever hear the saying, “Sport’s drinks and gel, your stomach will give you hell?”
  • I hate to stop and do business during a race. But, it does help to have a back up plan in your mind. Know your potty options. Plan long runs around your favorite bushes or gas station bathrooms. Study your race map or drive the course so you know your potty-ops. Taking charge and knowing what to expect may reduce some poop anxiety.
  • I know some people take Imodium to calm things down. I have not tried this mostly because that stuff constipates me. Yes, that is the point, but I find it rally messes with my system and I have a hard time getting back to normal even days later.

Here’s to crap-less runs!

Anyone have any other tips to share?

Ever had a bathroom emergency on a long run or during a race? My favorite was during the Boston Marathon last year. You can read HERE.

SUAR

164 comments:

  1. I use chewable Pepto before my long runs. It seems to help with the gassy issues I get. If not, well you know what grandma says?...

    "Better on the outside!"

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    1. I have had this forever and no matter what I eat or how fast I run it is unpredictable. I stop 2 to 4 times every run. I need 2 prescription medications to race (anti-cramp and Lomotil). Only use it to race. Training runs I find the potty stops and my friends are all very patient about the constant stopping...

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    3. OMG thank you for sharing this. I was out for a run this morning and it was great. The breeze was blowing for once and I was enjoying my long run. I was aiming for 10k but at 7k I suddenly had the urge to poo. I thought I had to fart but it felt too "sweaty" I kept running but something didnt feel right. So I stopped along the side of the trail and pulled my pants down. Sure enough, I sharted. WTF?! Then I had to let er go. Right there, on the side of the road. My husband was ahead of me and he turned to check on me when he noticed I was missing. I saw him in the distance and yelled to him DONT LOOK! I was freaking out. I was mortified. I was afraid a runner would zoom up to me and I kept checking left and right. Thank god it had rained and the leaves on the bushes were wet for me to use as baby wipes. This was the second time it happened, but the first time I was lucky enough to get to a portapotty. No one will ever hear this story from me. Although I text my best friend immediately after the run and my husband had a good laugh with me after all.

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  2. Haha, this is amazing! I've had my fair share of bathroom panic moments. I will say, though, that I've come a long way. I used to have the worst time on tempo runs or long runs, but after a while it sort of started going away. I guess your body starts getting used to it and adjusts. I will also say that Imodium is a godsend. Seriously.

    "Lingering nugget" may be the funniest thing ever.

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  3. Oh how timely this is for me. I just had a run demolished yesterday over my lunch hour because I spent the majority of the time walking and trying to hold it in until I could find a bathroom! My problem is that this does not just happen to me on long runs or when I'm running faster than normal. It's almost every damn run. I've gotten into the habit that you talked about, where I'm pretty sure I will do my "morning constitution" and be pretty clear for my lunch break run. But even with that, something happens and my intestines cramp when I run. I'm feeling pretty disheartened about it actually. I believe there are underlying tummy issues I'm dealing with and the running just exacerbates them. But I'm not gonna stop running. Today I will go run on the treadmill because I know there will be a bathroom to use if needed. But I want to run wild and be free!

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    1. Diana your not alone! I have the same problems and thought I had some underlying issues but had things checked and I dont. I have noticed if I watch what I eat when I know there's an upcoming run and pump in the immodium if Im even the littlest bit unsure what my happen than it does help more often than not. Not glad you have the problem but glad to know Im not alone on the "every" run!

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    2. I guess it's true, misery loves company! LOL! I try to run 4-5 times a week and I can't imagine taking Immodium that often is good for my system at all. I am going to remember that for when I do a race though, because having a race destroyed by belly issues would be so much more disheartening than just having to deal with a wasted normal run day. I'm just continue to try to play with what I eat during the day and try to stick with a routine that will keep things at bay. And also make note of where bathrooms are when I'm outdoors. And then try to accept that there are just gonna be days where my tummy revolts and that's just the way it is. That's my game plan for now. Good luck to you, Stacy!

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    3. Is it better if you run first thing in the morning, before eating? I definitely have to be mindful of what I eat before a run later in the day, and make sure not to eat anything too close. Keep experimenting and hopefully you will find something that helps!

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    4. I have the same problems. I had surgery to fix muscles that were weakened after childbirth. I still have problems. It happens to me on every. single. run. I do 90% of my running on the treadmill in my basement with a bathroom 30 feet away.

      For my last half marathon, I was so nervous. I drastically changed my diet for the 48 hours leading up to the race. No dairy, no gluten, no artificial sweeteners, no caffeine, VERY little fiber, and an Immodium every 6-8 hours (at the recommendation of my surgeon). (I'm a vegetarian, so my options were very limited.) I got through the race (with a PR!)

      I will be seeing a GI doc next month to see if there are digestion issues that need to be addressed. Until then, I will continue to love on my treadmill. And I'll stick to the pre-race diet plan that worked last time. White rice as a race day breakfast is completely normal, right?

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    5. Hi runodonnell! I'm no expert, but have you read CLEAN by chance? It's a book by Dr. Alejandro Junger about toxins and allergens in our systems and the environment. It's one of the best books I've ever read. And no, I'm not being paid to say this. But it could really help with your digestive issues, I know it helped me with my day-to-day issues! Race day is another story. :) Good luck!

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    6. I eat organic, whole foods only, no underlying GI issues, run first thing in the morning without eating anything beforehand and 999 times out of 1000 I have to make a pit stop 1-2 miles into my run. It's just something I've come to live with during my normal run. On race day, I get up early, take 2 Immodium immediately, eat, take care of business, chew 2 Tums and thankfully I've made it through every race without a problem. I did take an extra immodium with me on my first 13.1 and popped it at mile 4 when things were feeling a little iffy.

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    7. Hi Diana, I've been reading "Metabolic Efficiency" by Bob Seebohar, he says GI distress during training is due to excess carbs, particularly simple sugars. Hope this helps :)

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  4. I use Immodium AD. Usually one will do the trick, and I feel lucky that it doesn't stop me up for days, not even a whole day. I usually still use the restroom right after my long run. If it's a shorter long run, I'll take 1/2 of one. If it's a long long run and I've had a particularly bad morning or am scared, I'll take 2. I also make sure to drink plenty of water.

    Question SUAR: What do you eat the 36 hours before a race if you cut out all that other stuff that you normally eat?

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    1. Good question. White rice. Non high fiber cereal. Pancakes. Turkey wrap. White flour pasta with chicken.

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    2. We know we're supposed to eat our fruits and vegetables, but not on race day!
      I think if there ever was a 100% fair exception to a rule, it's that one.

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  5. I watch my intake of dairy, fat and fiber before a long run/hard effort and make sure I go before I go. I did have an episode once when I ate a donut before a long run and ended up stopping at my friend's sister's house. Thing was, the friend's sister was in the bath with her infant and they only had one bathroom...She got an earful, for sure.

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  6. Even when following all of these tips, which are on point, there's stuff that happens like at the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll event last year. THEN, what do you do?

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  7. I NEVER leave the house for a trail run without T.P. folded up in a pocket somewhere. Trail runs really seem to bring out the worst in me. And the person who invented portapotties is a real hero in my books!

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    1. catnrd, I run trails and I too have keep TP in my pockets. As for unstopping the lingering effects of Imodium... A natural herbal laxative Swiss Kriss does the trick!

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    2. Yup I've been packing the kleenex myself!

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    3. Eureka! Packing TP/tissues. Thanks, ladies! Seriously. I'm new to all of this.

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    4. Wipes or paper towels are always with me on long runs. TP or tissue is almost worthless if it's raining or you are soaked with sweat.

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    5. Here's a trick I learned in Scouts, using smooth sticks about the diameter of your thumb works well in a pinch, and better than leaves. Just rub the bark off of some old ones laying around and they are clean and do the job.

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  8. I love this entry! I didn't realise it was such a common problem! Thank you :)

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  9. If you gotta go, you gotta go. Either perfect your squatting technique or find a tree to use as a backrest. And learn what poison ivy looks like. And try to shield any exposed skin from prying eyes (seriously, why do people STARE when they KNOW what you're doing 10-15 ft off the trail, squatting down?!).

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  10. Haha, I almost wrote a post about this, but was afraid to so I'm glad you stepped up to the plate! I like to call it the runner's deuce myself. My tricks are similar to yours -- I avoid dairy, fat, and alchohol 24 hours in advance, try to clear out before my run and on a regular schedule, and know the bathrooms on my route.

    There is one funny story that I'll share with you that happened to me about a month ago. I run around a lake where there are many public restrooms. For some reason last month, they were not open as they usually are, and it was an EMERGENCY. I found some bushes to do my business, but quickly found out that I was right on a yellow jacket nest!! I got stung 4 times; luckily none in my "junk" but was still very painful. This was definitely one of those traumatizing yet hilarious-in-retrospect stories. My friend told me, "Well, I guess I don't blame the yellow jackets. If someone was pooping on my house, I'd give them hell too!" LOL

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    1. oh lordy, that is the funniest story I've heard in quite a while!

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    2. That sucks! Thanks for sharing and for the laugh!

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    3. Oh man! The mosquitos have finally hit here in full force this year... nothing like trying to do my emergency business in the bushes while being attacked by swarms of mosquitos!

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  11. I try to get up a little early on my long runs and have coffee. In case that didn't help, I carry those cottonelle towlettes. Let's face it, tp is no good on a sweaty bum. We have at least 3 options for a "flushing toilet" on our runs. It's funny, because I would have never considered going outside until I became a distance runner.

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  12. I love this. LOVE! Because I have this problem and it makes me feel better that it's not just me.

    Usually it's only my longest runs when I have trouble on the go, but even shorter, harder efforts will usually have me making a dash to the potty within 20min of getting home. Yes, even if I cleared things out before. The worst problem seems to be upping mileage or greatly upping intensity, however, so, yeah, races can be a problem. And I have trouble going in port-a-potties or public restrooms, so even if it feels awful while I am running, I sometimes can't actually go when I DO find a bathroom. :(

    I have found that completely cutting out artificial sweeteners, dairy, and alcohol 24-36hrs before a long run or race helps. Also hydrating well the day before and on the run is good. It's counterintuitive, but the diarrhea is worse if I am not regularly taking on enough water on the run. (I think it reminds the intestines to get working again and sends some blood back there if you take on some fluid and food.) I avoid all gels and sports drinks. I drink water and eat a few of those energy beans when I need them. On really long efforts, I can sometimes stomach Honey Stinger Waffles. If I am upping mileage or know I will be running at a higher effort level, I take one Immodium an hour before I head out. And no, they don't stop me up. In fact, about 50% of the time, even after an Immodium, I am blowing up the bathroom within 20min after walking back in the door. Oh, and my recovery drink of choice is Gosling's Spicy Ginger Beer. Gets some fluids and sugar back in the system, but the ginger is a natural stomach-settler.

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  13. Yes! I had to go twice during my first marathon last October!!! I learned my lesson about too much fiber that day. From now on only white breads and pastas pre-race!

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    1. For my first marathon, I was in the bathroom 4 times. I was pregnant, but I don't think that is the only excuse.

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  14. Your tips are perfect. I used to be mortified by the fact that I always had to go when running. It kept me from racing for about 5 years. But finally, after hearing and reading about the "trots" happening to everyone, I didn't feel as bad about it and figured, I wouldn't be the only one. Besides, there's always a bush somewhere.
    Actually, after coming across "Shut Up and Run", that was a HUGE turning point to me feeling a lot more comfortable about discussing toilet issues and the discovery that having to go is nothing to be ashamed of or that should keep you from running races.

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  15. I've crapped in every bush on the 6 mile greenbelt trail by my house more times that I care to share, even shared a spot with my sister while we run, we're close like that. There's a running joke amongst my family and friends, whenever you're trying to say something is the truth you say: "Does Deanna Crap In The Woods?" cause I crap almost every run, but NEVER during a race. Why? Cause I follow rules almost every rule above (aside from the immodium, and going slow, becuase I'm always slow), so why I ask myself don't I follow them when I train? The million dollar question! GREAT POST! Thank you!

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    1. That was so funny - "Does Deanna crap in the woods?" I keep laughing about it. Thanks for the post!

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    2. I think someone put video on you tube

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  16. I still consider myself fairly new to the long-distance running thing. Last year when I was training for my first half, I did my first 8-mile run ever... about mile 6.5 I had to poo. bad. I figured if I farted it would go away, but that seemed to just relax that area even more. I was turtling for sure by the time I got home. I don't even remember if I shut the front door to my house before pulling my clothes off as I ran for the toilet. I made it without making a mess... barely. I've learned that I have to pee, and poop, before any run longer than 4 miles. If I don't, I know that I'll need to stop on the way, and I hate stopping on a run. My best trick is to empty out before my run as much as possible, and then make sure that once I'm done running I spend as much quality time as I can with the porcelain gods.

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  17. I wouldn't say I've ever gone in public but certainly know the pain of holding it!! I never thought of taking immodium! Great idea!!

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  18. I absolutely have taken 1 Imodium about 1-2 hours before race start. By later in the day everything is back to moving along normally, and I don't have to stress about "runner's trots" mid-race. Whether it is largely a placebo effect due to calming my nerves, or it actually is working, who knows. I don't really care. :)

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  19. This post is brilliant! I actually HATE coffee...but will always drink it the morning of a race to get things moving. I pretty much get a "false alarm" every time I run around mile 8. I'm certain I have to crap...start mapping, planning, sometimes even stop at a port a potty...and it's always a false alarm. I've learned to ignore it now :)

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  20. I once had to go on the side of the Big Dry Creek Trail...you know the one with no trees. It was awful but I had no choice. Those tips are great, nothing more to add other than even if you don't think you have to go...TRY before you line up at the starting line.

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    1. If it makes you feel any better, I have gone there, too. At least if we are talking about the Big Dry Creek in Westminster/Broomfield. I think there's one further south, too. :)

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  21. Funny and good advice. I'm fascinated by the beef stroganoff prior to a race. Seems like a bad idea on so many levels. I believe Gu is planning to feature the beef stroganoff flavor in it's new line of 'dinnertime' gels.

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  22. This was a much needed post Beth!!

    My go to prerace dinner has become a huge Burrito!

    Then wake up early with a nice big cup o' joe and magic happens!!

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  23. Some great laughs!!! Same problem here, but sadly I am the only one in my running group with the problem, so I ALWAYS feel bad when everyone start looking for a spot for me to go and have to wait for me!!!!!!
    VERY interested in knowing what is left to eat, after you cut all that out. I have a very important race Saturday, please let us know.

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  24. Everybody Poops. You just think that no one does during a race. Once in a RUNNING class (a 10k class about a year and a half ago) i asked about the trots, and nutrition tips, and such to help me. I was practically SHAMED by some people gasping out loud and the instructors clear embarrassment that i had the NERVE to ask such a question. I was peeved. I took to the web and searched out some stuff. Only in the last few months of harder training (and much more careful adherance to diet) have i noticed a difference. Still in my last half mara, 3 km in and WHAM. haha. i can laugh, but it is frustrating. THANKS!!! you have some GREAT tips and suggestions.

    ps - i never run without TP in a pocket. lol. Still, i think on my first marathon I am taking immodium.

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  25. Seriously awesome.

    only you can talk sh*t about sh*t.

    on the crap topic. Yes, I too totally thought of you when the pita said this today:

    "I just took a dump that made my pants fit better. Just think Em, I'm one dump away from a whole new wardrobe!"

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  26. Only before long races will I take a chewable pepto - even if I feel great. The mental knowing that I took something to control it significantly calms my nerves!

    OMG immodium!?!?! I'd be clogged for days!!

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  27. I was always pretty lucky when it came to that during races, until my fall marathon in 2011! Now I'm freaked out so I've taken immodium for my last couple of long races (30K race and marathon). I don't take it on long runs but will take it before the marathons.... I haven't had any problems after the fact from taking it so I don't think it's messing with me too badly.

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  28. I've had my fair share of potty experiences>good, bad, and ugly! One thing that helps me is to do a warm up mile before a race.
    That tends to gets things moving in the right direction. Immodium is the extreme & throws my whole system off for days.........

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  29. So - YOU were that lady on the airplane when I had the seat next to the can!!

    As for me, I use a little swig of the Kaopectate liquid bottle followed by a little water about an hour before a run. It doesn't seem as strong as Immodium tablets.

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  30. Yep,having a regular "time" every day makes so much difference! Luckily for me it happens as soon as I am up. I'd also add that my trick for long runs and races has become peppermint oil tablets, which I buy at health food stores.

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  31. I'm not being rude, but having followed your blog for over a year, you are the last person I would come to for advice on NOT pooping!

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    1. Hahaha!! I think you should reconsider. Go where the experience is. Go with someone who has been there and has done stuff to make it better. I've had a very good solid year of poop free racing. Maybe people have something to learn from that!!

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    2. I can't deny you have the experience!! Ok, I take it back...you are the expert after all :-)

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  32. A couple of things... I usually eat a very plain pasta the night before a long run and/or event, it seems that simple pasta with not too strong a sauce seems to evacuate the system easily in the morning without repeated attempts -- but if it does linger I keep those little packets of tissue in my glove-compartment and sometime toss them in my run belt, I don't think I've ever used them for a runny nose (if you know what I mean).

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  33. Turtling. HILARIOUS! I refer to it as crowning, myself.

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  34. I fly by the seat of my pants and eat whatever wierd shit sounds good the night before a long run or race. I have sharted myself too many times to count, and as you know from my facebook message I recently let one fly in a race by the guy with no headphones! If I am good, coffee and oatmeal do me good before a run.

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    1. Hahahah!! I love a girl who takes risks. We need to race together some day. Shart sisters.

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  35. The only thing I can say is "the day I had to pull off the trail and wished I took tissues" (it was winter in PA afterall, no leaves!) "was the day I could officially call myself a runner".

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  36. Just to be safe, I used to run with baby wipes in my jog bra. Once I got past the 'fear' of 'running' (little turd joke) I no longer needed them.
    Beware - they do tend to dissenegrate beyond 10 miles in the heat.

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  37. Holy crap yes! I did my first ever 20 miles last weekend and by mile 3 (first half of my first loop) I knew I was in trouble. For some strange reason I decided to eat chili the night before. I know so much better. Add that with the nervousness of tackling my first 20 and I was walking back, butt clenched, determined not to do the pussy pick up call. I almost made it......almost....

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  38. I try to eat as early as possible the night before a race or long run. I shoot for no later than 6pm, sometimes that happens sometimes it doesn't. I too get nerves before a race and that helps get things moving. As long as I get up early enough to do my business it's not a problem. I dont get nervous for a long run though and that's when trouble usually strikes! ;(

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  39. I'm hours from flying to Malaysia for my first EVER 10K! I LOVE your blog! I can't identify with the 'too serious' runners. Life is funny and you should enjoy every moment--even the "sharty" ones! Thanks for your honesty, your willingness to laugh at yourself, and your amazing sarcasm! The poop issue is the 'deal breaker' for me as far as marathons go---my entire running group knows this is my 'freakout' zone! Thanks for the 'pre-race poop peptalk'. You rock!

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  40. Oh. My. God.
    Love it!!!!

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  41. Beth; once again, I can't thank you enough for addressing this issue! I've finally learned to accept the "trots" and just prepare for them. By the way, Immodium didn't do a thing for me on my last Half! I just know that those stops (average 2 per half) cost me time and I just deal with it. Oh, well...I'm just glad I can run!

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  42. I use immodium for any run over 15 miles... I guess I am lucky in the sense that it doesn't seem to have lasting effects on my "schedule" :) I also make sure that I eat the same thing (in the morning) before every long training run so that my body gets used to it.... and a cup of strong coffee is always included, and I bring extra immodium and a small pack of wipes just.in.case. I just ran my first marathon last weekend with my running buddy and she had to PEE 4 miles in (after not pooping that morning and totally freaking out that she was going to sh*t herself at some point during the race), we laughed so hard, and also decided that we should get to shave 2 minutes off our time for waiting in line for the port-a-potties ;)

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  43. This is an ongoing issue for me in any run over 3 miles and even then I'm really stepping up to get to the potty. The last HM I did I actually used an enemia a 3-4 hours before the race. Seems drastic for somebody that is as slow as me but I wanted to have one race I wasn't looking for a potty....and it worked.

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  44. Last weekend, with a friend, I did my first (and last...!) marathon, the Kentucky Derby marathon. I can usually clear the pipes before a race with one, two or three visits to the porta-loo, and then I'm set. Well, Saturday was different. I thought I managed my usual pipe clearing, but after a couple of miles it was clear I hadn't! I managed to last for quite a while (didn't want to lose time in the port-loo queues) hanging on until it was clear I needed to stop. In all I had to stop three times and there were quite a few times in between stops that I thought I was definitely going to be changing the color of my purple skirt to brown - but, and I hope you'd be proud Beth (you were definitely on my mind!), I managed to hold it all in!!

    I don't know why it was different this time, the half marathons I've done I haven't had this problem. We were away from home so a restaurant meal out the night before was different than normal. I took my breakfast with me and I used the gu's I am used to. Not sure if the bright blue powerade had any effect. But I think it was just one of those things.

    Thank god the porta-loos all had loo paper in them and didn't stink. And bless my friend for running with me, waiting for me outside the toilets, rubbing my back when I was feeling really crappy, and staying beside me until Mile 26 when she had a sprint for the finish line. Funnily enough I had joked the week prior that I hoped I wouldn't be finishing the marathon with a river of poo running down my legs - and for a while there I had a horrible feeling that the prophecy was going to come true!!!

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  45. Race day of any distance I have a strict "poop twice" rule. Do that and I'm purged and good to go.

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  46. Funny, as I posted my blog entry dedicated to my dying Septic Tank, I thought of you - duh.

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  47. No tips, but I did have a bathroom emergency once in Maui, was ready for a 9k run, had to turn back at the 3k point. I'm pretty sure I had the most awesome negative split for 3k back home, I was so desperate. Actually I even wrote about it: http://themamaruns.blogspot.ca/2012/03/call-of-nature.html

    I am still so proud of myself....

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  48. Great post- I think you hit all the key points when it comes to running (and going) comfortably.

    But all joking aside - and I hope your reader sees this - I have to say don't ignore chronic symptoms! Nerves may bring GI issues to a head but if there is any history of GI disorders in your family, it's worth it to discuss your poo issues with your doctor. Crohn's runs in my family (no pun intended) and while I seem to have dodged the bullet, I know can't afford to ignore major tummy upsets!

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    1. Great point, always good to check things out if they persist or get worse over time.

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  49. Probiotics are the key !

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    1. Unfortunately, these never did much to help with my problems, although I know they are an important component to a health GI tract.

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    2. I am running my first 1/2 marathon in a few weeks. I just hope I can make it to the first Porta John on the route!!!! My urge hits VERY early on and after that initial poop the rest of my run is great! I did try Immodium last weekend for a 10 mile run and it worked...THANK GOD! I also cut out fiber for 2 days leading up to my run. I have just had to accept the fact I must to run near a bathroom or bushes! It is nice to know I am not the only one!!!!

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    3. Yes!! This is what saved me, and worst case scenario you can buy them in pill or liquid form to really whip your body into shape. They are expensive but work, get one with the live active cultures.

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  50. If I am dehydrated AT ALL and take a gel, FORGET IT!!!! I'm done for. Your body has to be well hydrated and yes you must poo before you go out to run.

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  51. My problem is AFTER the race. Those races where I'm pushing myself far too hard, but there's no stopping me. For 8 hours after the race I have terrible, terrible cramping. I've got a prescription medication that I take when it happens to prevent bleeding (sorry, TMI), but I'm not a fan of medications. I'd prefer to be able to avoid this if possible. Unfortunately, I think it's because I'm working too hard, I'm over my heart rate max for too long and I think my body is kinda pissed. :) Anyone else have similar experiences?

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    1. I am with Liss. I am usually OK for the duration of a run, but afterwards, WATCH OUT! I need to spend hours on the toilet. Especially after something really long. After my first marathon, I had a 3 hour car ride through NW OH, which is pretty much middle of no where, and it was AWFUL, because there was no place to stop. I thought I was going to die! After my second marathon, I was sick too, but I tried to limit my solid food intake after the race. That helped a bit. the next one I did, I made sure I had a protein shake waiting for me at the finish, but I still felt pretty bad, but I took imodium AFTER the race, not before, it really helped. You need to watch with dehydration with immodium, though. Not exactly sure why, but that is what my good training parnter told me. My most recent race, while I had a ton of pasta the three days prior to the race, the day before the race, I really limited my gluten (not really on purpose, it just worked out that way that I got my carbs from rice instead of wheat), and I had no problems at all! It was amazing! So, I am thinking for me, I need to limit wheat/gluten prior to an intense workout. I have also since limited dairy to only ice cream on a celebratory basis.

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    2. Glad to know there's someone else out there with the same issues, although I don't wish them on anyone! Where in NW OH were you? I went to school at BGSU :)

      I do the same though, no gluten, no dairy, no soy... I can't imagine what I would feel like if I didn't.. yikes! I'm going to really watch my heart rate on the next one and even if I have to sacrifice a PR, I'm going to try to keep my heart rate below what it's usually at. Here's to hoping anyways!

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    3. Hi Melissa, do you take a Magnesium supplement? My running buddy and I have both had terrible menstrual pain since upping our training, but I doubled my magnesium supplement today and feel so much better. It helps with cramping (and anxiety). Get a slow-release tablet, good to take on long runs too. Hope this helps :)

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  52. So how long before the run do you take the immodium? I've been considering running my 1st 1/2 but this is an issue I'm concerned with! Thanks for addressing it. Looks like I'm in good company based on your responses.

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  53. Well, I poo before I run - my body is pretty well trained for Sunday morning long runs and races, but even still, while rarely, I've had to make pit stops during a long run. I'm lucky enough to be close to a city bike path that has bathrooms (and a few portapotties) along the way. Of course, you have to find a way to hold it until you find one (there isn't much ground cover), but I'm thankful for them.

    After a run/race though I tend to get some cramping and trots. Always fun when your body is like "Why did you do that to me. I hate you, I'm on strike!", and you have to get it to co-operate enough to make it to the bathroom...

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    1. Try charcoal capsules post-run. They take away all the post-run cramping and fast! Never tried them during the run though, too afraid.

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  54. I couldn't read the rest of this post because I have tears in my eyes from the word turtling......a ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha......

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  55. Being a runner with IBS this topic is close to my heart as well as the topic of many a run with my run buds. (What is it about running... no topic seems to be off limits!!)

    I eat 2-3 hours prior to a long run / race, modify my diet just like you mention and plan my trips in contingency plans in place (i.e. loops between my home, the local shopping centre and my Mum's place or the local park on weekends)

    I am also very particular with the gels / sports drinks / protein shakes I consume and when all that comes together I am poop-tacular and ready to run :)

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  56. I couldn't have found this at a better time. I have a half on Sunday and am completely freaking out. But in my case, I actually have NOT made it to the bathrooms in time. Completely mortifying. I've been to my doc and she has taken me off: gluten, dairy, coffee and eggs. But the race is 5 days away and I am thinking I need to take the Immodium.

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  57. OK I have a race horror story for you. Not really mine but I got the full view of it.

    I ran a 5000m race in January on an indoor track. The race was loaded with college girls in their bum huggers and spikes, I was in racing flats in the middle of a marathon training cycle. I took the race out and lead it but I felt like shit (no I did not shit myself, I will get to that, but I did feel like shit out there). It was awful, running in circles. I was also lapping girls and running in lane three...which was even more awful. I was winning and feeling like shit when I got passed with about 2 laps to go by some short blonde in very short shorts. I stuck behind her as close as I could going into the last lap. I was right on her ass when we hit the bell.

    I was searching for a gear to kick when all of a sudden she just stopped with 170 meters left. I was about the run right into her when all of a sudden I saw something bubbling from her shorts, I looked down and saw brown puddles on the track. Instead of jumping off she was moving around, brown puddles everywhere. Being a former steeple chaser I hooped around the brown puddles and kept running...
    I only had about 170 meters left int he race so I didn't quiet comprehend what happened until I crossed the finish line. She (the poopy blonde) was still standing on the track, in lane one, puddles all around her. She had shit herself. It was so bad that every time she moved a trail would follow her. The race officials and her coach didn't know what to do, everyone just stood there shocked. Eventually a friend grabbed a towel and walked her to the bathroom. She was obviously mortified.

    It took the officials an hour to clean up all the poop on the track. The men's 5km did go on...after the clean up was complete.

    I later learned the blonde had been taking laxatives. Can't believe she would chance an indoor 5km taking laxatives. I doubt she will make that mistake again.

    I only have one good poop story of my own. I took a poop at mile 13 of the Rock N Roll New Orleans Marathon and still won the race in 2:49.06. I have a recap here, http://mfranks.blogspot.com/2012/03/rock-n-roll-new-orleans-marathon-race.html
    The poop only cost me 36 seconds.

    Love your blog.
    -Meggan

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  58. It is nice of you to take the role as a poop counselor. Many of us should not be brave enough to do that. I am among them, even though I guess I know the topic very well. Certainly I have had to deviate from the path several times to answer the call of nature. I have not found any way to be sure not to get the urge to go to toilet during physical exercise. I will not try any pharmaceuticals. Mostly it is quite uncomplicated, especially when training. But during races I have experienced some embarassing moments. Before taking up long distance running I was an avid hiker. Then I never found it embarrassing. Possibly because every hiker knows all about it. Nobody notice when someone else go away for a few minutes alone. But when running I have experienced that people tend to be extremely curious if anyone notices that you leave the path. I shall not go into details but occasionally I have experienced that people not only have followed me with their eyes when I have been searching for a suitable spot to go. Even as natural as it is I guess that most of us do not like to be observed just when taking care of business. The best advice I can give is to be sure to carry some toilet paper and to get it done as soon as possible when feeling the urge. If putting it off you can be sure that the real urge shows up a bit later when there are lots of people around.

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  59. So glad to have stumbled upon this site! Having just started a second round of antibiotics for a resistant sinus infection, I pushed ahead with my first 1/2 Marathon. I have done 10-12 in training, so I was ready (except for the headache, jaw pain, and breathing difficulty)... Wow... But, I didn't know what was coming my way. The Williamsburg "Run For The Dream" Half was great, but as soon as I crossed the finish line all sorts of goings-on rumbled to life! Looking around desperately, I failed to believe that there was no potty near for my middle-aged mommy-pipes! Then, what seemed like seismic activity... A perfect storm of nature's call? 13.1, nicely under 2hr. with Omnicef coursing through my veins- Where are the 'emergency' pottys at the finish?
    ;) Lisa

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  60. The last two long runs have been awful because at about 5km I'm in panic mode looking for the nearest bathroom. I was lucky one time and found an unlocked porta-potty on a construction site. The second time I barely made it to a McD. Thank you for this forum and sharing your tips. I'm going to better manage my diet and see what happens.

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  61. Hello! Someone pointed out your blog to me after my blog post the other day was titled Shut Up and Run. Ha! Anyway, I had to click on this post because it has been an issue for me in the past. I've had at least 2 races with the "Evilness" as my friend calls it. Basically, I feel stuffed up is my problem. I have since learned through an elimination diet that I don't digest grains and wheat well! So it was my pre-race pasta and morning bagels that were causing all the issues. Hopefully I will find a new, better routine for my upcoming races!
    ~Ang

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  62. To me the only solution has been to begin to look out for a suitable spot to go as soon as I start feeling a slight urge and to be sure to always carry some tp in my pocket. Usually it is possible to find a place with sufficient privacy to pull down and squat and get it done.

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  63. omg this the post I wish I had the balls to write! Love it and thank you for the good tips! I have learned that I have one routine that works for a long run. No alcohol the night before, a banana (still green on the end) and yogurt about an hour before, and a chewble immodium right before I head out.. works like a charm for me!

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  64. HAHA! This is great! A running buddy posted a link to this post and of courese i had to read it. I am traveling to New York next month and I emailed NYRR to ask about the bathrooms in Central Park b/c we need to get in a long run and I don't want to have that panic that floods over me from time to time.
    Someone else might have posted, but if i run a couple miles before a race (slower, warm up pace) that usually gets things going if it hadn't already. I've unfortunately had to stop during races or training runs. If you gotta go, you gotta go, nasty porta potty or behind a bush/tree...whatever works. Thank you for this post!

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  65. So glad to find this! I've been plagued on longer runs and sometimes shorter ones by urges and it's so annoying! I just asked my husband to buy me some imodium so I can try it for my 12-mile run this Saturday, prepping for a half marathon in 3 weeks. My daughter recommended this. She's run a full before and is not unfamiliar with this problem! I think this is one of the many challenges we runners must overcome to continue our obsession! Love this, thank you!

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  66. I too tone down the "too much fiber" now a day or two before. I stick with just carbing and a little healthy greens but nothing like my normal daily diet. The other thing I do is make sure to take my probiotics the night before. That and coffee helps get "things moving" first thing in the morning so by race or long run time, I get everything out, haha. Another thing, I think it helps to wake up even a little earlier to have time for your body's system to actually get moving. If I were to wake up and immediately head out the door, it isn't enough time for my system to start all of its processes.

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  67. God, I almost crapped my pants reading this post.. Funny shit.
    ...'nugget'..

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  68. "Lingering..." *cries* "nugget..." *howls* !!! :D

    Brilliant article! I'm never going to forget that phrase for as long as I run! I'm also an advocate of a pre-run coffee - especially in the morning. Rarely fails to get me going!

    Thank you Poop Counsellor!

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  69. This makes me howl! I love it cause some of my pals get all "funny" when I say SHIT about long runs and bathrooms. If i do a half mara or full, i sometimes take immodium. I know I shouldn't but damn, I get tired of having to poop in the damn bushes. Besides even when taking immodium after a long run you will STILL go the the biffy. TRUST ME! If I am going for a longer than 5k run, i always have TP or kleenex. And yeh, leaves work great too. Once i had to poop with less than a K left before a finish line. MORTIFICATION!!! But if ya gotta go .... I avoid cheese, pizza, lasangna always before long runs. I stick with basic foods. Leve the treats til AFTER the run :-)

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  70. I just stumbled across this post due to frantic researching for bowel issues. I have pooped in every half and full marathon and it's very time consuming. I run 5 mornings a week as soon as I wake, on an empty stomach. I have at least 1 bowel movement (sometimes 2) before I head out the door. And during most of my runs, I have to stop and poop. Sometimes only 2 miles into a run. I will then also poop when I get home, making a total of 4 poops before 7:30am some days. This cannot be normal. I have taken note of your point to reduce fiber and dairy before a race, but if it's a daily issue for me I am not sure it is safe to cut them out completely. Maybe I will try a low dairy and fiber diet for a while and see the impact. What do you think? I will consider using Immodium on my long runs to test it out for races.
    Michelle (sorry haven't made a profile yet).

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  71. Thanks for this post! I just missed my target time on a 10K because I had to stop at the port-a-potty about 7k in. Will follow your advice for the next one!

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  72. What's all of this talk about trees & bushes? I live in Phoenix. :/ Ran the L.A. marathon last year & some runs down in Tucson. City routes, so no bushes on those routes either. I think I used the porta potty 3x during the L.A., w/ huge lines. Ugh! Have to really get moving for L.A. next March--recovering from a craniotomy that I had on 1/17/13. Everything's fine--healed quickly & just a blood vessel malformation. I just can't seem to get motivated again--no desire to run right now. Stinks.

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  73. Hi folks - I have had the same problem, and what surprises me is the number of people who talk about cutting out fibre (not fiber, I'm from the UK). What most people are describing here sounds like the long term consequences of a diet with too little fibre.

    Pardon my crude stereotyping, but in my experience this is pretty endemic in the USA - "steak and salad" approach to eatling seems very common over there. To be honest many sections of UK society go the same way.

    You won't fix this problem overnight. Try living on a diet that mainly consists of rice, lentils, chickpeas, bean shoots, potatoes (boiled, not fried and certainly not french fries), brocoli, cabbage, cauliflower and very little meat. Many people would include pasta here - I personally find that it's bad. Similarly too much bread. Don't know why - I am not gluten intolerant.

    Stick at this for a few weeks and I can virtually guaruntee that one day you'll be out running and it will suddenly dawn on you havn't had the "old problem" for a few weeks and that you'd just forgotten about it.

    I also think that the issue is psychological to some extent - if you can forget about it then the problem will go away.


    Having said that, I do still worry about "the problem" it's often uppermost in my mind as I wait for the starting gun. Usually once I actually start running I just know things will be fine and forget about it from that moment on.

    Sorry to post annonymously!!

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    1. Hey anonymous: I'm a vegetarian for 26 years, and your prescription diet is my everyday. And I still have to poo between 6 and 8 miles on long runs. But in advance of a race, I've had good luck eliminating dairy and fruit--leaving me veggies and stuff like rice. Lots of water.

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  74. Oh man, two humiliating things happened this morning. 1) I had to crap so bad on a run that I had to duck into a Laneway and drop a few, and 2) I googled "shit myself while running"!

    Thanks for the tips

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  79. On my training runs I always plan ahead for somewhere to go if the worst happens. On marathon days I go to the loo in the morning and then take Imodium. So far, so good!

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  80. 108 comments! And here is one more!!
    This has just lately starting becoming a problem for me and today I had to jump in the bushes and hope there were not going to be any cars coming. (there was, of course!) So I googled for some answers and your blog popped up. Thanks for the suggestions. I plan on reading the comments too and getting plenty of ideas.

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  81. Thanks for your post! I just started long distance running a few weeks ago and last saturday for the first time i ran 12k...unfortunatly i had no idea that my digestion would react this way... after 8k i still thought that i could hold it, but at the 10th i half hit behind a bush in a park half of my butt sticking out (good thing I go jogging really early in the morning so there was no one around :) ) I was lucky that I had tissues with me, because I wasn't so keen on using a three-layer maple leaf as t.p...anyway I survived but was rethinking my plans of running a half next year- until i found your helpful tips!!!

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  82. OMG!! I love this simply because I could relate to everything!! I actually had to stop eating fruits and greens but now that I did...I don't have to poop when I run!! :)BTW, you had me laughing so hard!

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  83. I have a more difficult problem: On my long runs, I have developed ischemic colitis, which is where the body pulls the blood away from the colon while running, but when you do intervals, or stop, the blood rushes back, and your body identifies the blood as a foreign substance, and needs to evacuate very quickly! First couple times this happened, scared me to death. Went to the doctor, everything ok. So now, I have to eat 3 hours before running so that there is something in my bowels to keep working on. So far, so good. I begin 1/2 marathon training in October, so hoping this will continue to work for me. Thanks everyone for posting. This helps!!

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  84. Here's my best plan of action for any run. Like many people said I also run in the morning after hydrating a little and having a piece of fruit like a banana (nothing big). Then I actually put on my running shoes and jog in place, in my house, for 5-10 mins. I find that in that amount of time I have to go and so I take care of business and then head out of the house for my actual run. This has worked for me on 99% of my runs... on the day that it didn't work for me, well let's just say I'm still getting over that one since I run in a city (before shops are open in the morning)and there are not a whole lot of bushes to hide behind!

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  85. I have to share mine...My very first half marathon I ate a huge salad, from a salad bar and had cream of potato soup the night before the run. Within the first two miles of the run I had the familiar gut rumblings and spazzing that indicated I was going to lose it. I think I hit every single porta potty in that race. Of course the entire run I was leaking and ended up having to remove said underpants and ditching them...then to add insult to injury I ran out of toilet paper and in desperation I used the gloves I was wearing to clean up (and they weren't even mine..I had borrowed them from the girl I had gone to the race with) I still finished in decent time but was humiliated by the whole ordeal. I now eat only a small meal of plain pasta the night before and two hours before the race its toast and a banana and the pre-requisite coffee to get things moving. I am so paranoid of this incident happening again, that I always...always do an enema the morning of just to be sure I got it all and pop a couple of Imodium. I wish they made Depends for runners...they could make millions.

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  86. not my own emergency, but someone else's. Last weekend's Via Marathon in Allentown, PA: I'm behind a woman in gastric distress at the 20 mile johns. She tries both, not a stitch of toilet paper, and she's in agony. I give her my singlet over her protestations and move on. Next day, I email the organizer with the following subject line: "Someone owes me a Singlet" and explain. The race folks are tripping over themselves to send me more compensating swag than I need...

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  87. I think you all have saved my life. I have my first marathon on Sunday and my biggest fear is not being able to keep things "bound up" for all 26.2 miles. My 20-mile training run was super unsuccessful in this endeavor, so I'm pretty freaked out. I'll definitely pop an immodium and keep a couple tablets on me for emergencies during the run. I'm not sure about morning coffee - I think I'm giving up all caffeine for this entire week. Fingers crossed!

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  88. I compete in Ironman tri's and here's one tip from my coach: the day before race day, make sure that lunch is your larger meal, not dinner. On race day, everything you had for lunch should be processed and on its way. Day before: normal breakfast, pasta (no cheese or cream sauce)/grilled chicken for lunch, salty clear broth soup for dinner. Chicken soup is my favorite pre-race comfort and post-race recovery food.

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  89. unfortunately i have this problem. And this part of my life. I simply cannot control the potty for a longer time, and simply there's no fixed time for this bell to start ringing. Perhaps thats one reason i run/walk all alone, for long long distances. So that i can easily help myself anywhere under or behind some suitable bush or tree.

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  90. Like someone above I have also been hiking for several years, but only recently taken up running. When hiking it seems to be quite obvious that you sometimes have to hide somewhere in nature when you have to go to toilet, even when needing to drop a deuce. But when running I became quite unsure about the customs. And not least the issue came up very suddenly. I was going to take part in a half marathon. At the starting point I began feeling the urge. There was only about 15 minutes left to start and the lines in front of the few porta potties were quite long. I went over to my car to find some paper and there I decided to find a spot in the woods surrounding the parking lot where I could hide. I did so but that was no lucky choice. I shall not go into details but when squatting there at least three runners warming up passed by. Probably needless to say, I felt embarrassed. At least because all three were women who should be spared for the sight of a man in that situation. I managed to start and to run the whole race without any more problems. Later I asked my sister about the toilet issue as she has been running for several years. She said that she had gone into the woods several times both before starting and during training and races. And judged from the amount of emails here it is a well known issues. At least I experienced the importance of bringing some toilet paper, but hoping that I shall not have to use it for some time.

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  92. So my colleagues and I have entered to do a relay where each leg is around 7 miles. I've trained myself up to five miles but around mile 3 or 4.... well you know. I've only been on two 5 mile runs so far and the second time, I did a pre-run evacuation but somehow my stomach still found something to eject and mile 5 was... interesting. I'm just glad to have found this blog and realize it's a common problem. Immodium, here I come! Thanks everyone and happy running... not the runs.

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  93. Awesome post! I thought my runners trots were merging over into my life in general. Then I was diagnosed with colitis. Changed my diet - no dairy, no gluten, and I eat 2 hours before I run while drinking lots of fluids. I still have the odd emergency stop on the running path but you also get very creative. If no TP, I have donated various pieces of clothing to the cause - a layer of underwear (who needs it anyways), buff, gloves, ah all sorts of things left behind.

    Still running marathons, just with lots of planning. And no beef stroganoff or chili before hand.

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  94. Yep I deal with this issue & read everything I can find. I did not know about the chews + sports drink causing a problem. I do have a tip for the gals & the guys are welcome to try this: wear a Kotex when you run & carry a couple xtra with some wet wipes for long runs. You don't want "diaper rash" so if you do get the scoots you'll want to change & clean up real quick, maybe put some Balmex or aquaphor on your bottom before you head out. ps: don't use pads with wings, try it once & you'll know why.

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  95. I think the amount of postings here shows that this is a common but undercommunicated topic. Kind of you to have the courage to bring it up. Going to toilet when running has been and still is a challenge to me. I have tried lots of techniques and remedies to solve the problem, but most (all?) of them without any real effect. I have ended up with two rules for myself: 1. Always bring some toilet paper. 2. When realizing that the urge comes up, just start looking for a suitable place to hide, because it won't go away, and get it done. Usually I have been able to get it done with sufficient privacy, and the few times when any unlucky person has come by, I hope that she/he had been able to understand that only an emergency could lead a middle aged woman to squat behind a bush with shorts down. Well, shit happens, my husband usually says.

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  96. I AM BELA i want to give thanks and i will always give thanks to DR.utimate who brought back my love that has left me for 6years within 48hours, i have said about this last week but i promised to always tell people about this every week end so that those that did not read about it last week will read about it this week, i have been looking for how to get this boy back to my life because i love this boy with the whole of my heart, i could not replace him with any body,one day i was watching my television when i saw a lady giving thanks to DR.utimate and telling the world how he helped her i was so shocked i could not believe it because i never taught that there are powers that can bring back lost love, then that was how i decided to contact him too because i do really need my love back,when i contacted him i told him everything and he told me not to worry that my love will surely be back to my arms within 48hours at first i could not believe because i was thinking how could somebody that has gone for 6years come back within 48 hours,so then i decided to watch and see,unbelievable within the next 48hours i got a call from unknown number so i decided to pick the call the next thing i could hear was my loves voice he was pleading and begging me on the phone that i should forgive him that i should forget all that have happened that he did not know what came over him,he promised not to leave for any reason, that he was really sorry for what he did,i was so surprised because i never believed that this could happen,so that was how i accepted his apology and the next morning he came to my house and still pleading for me to forgive him i told him that everything is okay that i have forgiven him, that was how we started again and now we are married, i promised to say this testimony in radio station, commenting this testimony is still okay but before this month runs out i promise to say this in radio station and i will,sir thank you very much.World please am begging you people to try and thank this man for me,or if you need his help here is his email address:utimatespellhome@gmail.com

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  98. I AM BELA i want to give thanks and i will always give thanks to DR.utimate who brought back my love that has left me for 6years within 48hours, i have said about this last week but i promised to always tell people about this every week end so that those that did not read about it last week will read about it this week, i have been looking for how to get this boy back to my life because i love this boy with the whole of my heart, i could not replace him with any body,one day i was watching my television when i saw a lady giving thanks to DR.utimate and telling the world how he helped her i was so shocked i could not believe it because i never taught that there are powers that can bring back lost love, then that was how i decided to contact him too because i do really need my love back,when i contacted him i told him everything and he told me not to worry that my love will surely be back to my arms within 48hours at first i could not believe because i was thinking how could somebody that has gone for 6years come back within 48 hours,so then i decided to watch and see,unbelievable within the next 48hours i got a call from unknown number so i decided to pick the call the next thing i could hear was my loves voice he was pleading and begging me on the phone that i should forgive him that i should forget all that have happened that he did not know what came over him,he promised not to leave for any reason, that he was really sorry for what he did,i was so surprised because i never believed that this could happen,so that was how i accepted his apology and the next morning he came to my house and still pleading for me to forgive him i told him that everything is okay that i have forgiven him, that was how we started again and now we are married, i promised to say this testimony in radio station, commenting this testimony is still okay but before this month runs out i promise to say this in radio station and i will,sir thank you very much.World please am begging you people to try and thank this man for me,or if you need his help here is his email address:utimatespellhome@gmail.com

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  99. I so wish I had found this article YESTERDAY! haha I just ran my first 50k and here I am laying on a heating pad (not because I am sore but because of the awful stomach cramps) and hobble running to the bathroom every 15 minutes. I had the same issues after my marathon and I definitely did several of the things you advise here against. Whoops!! Hopefully my googling ridiculous things like "why are my bowels destroyed after marathons" has paid off. Thank you for your honest insight. I might actually be able to do some more ultras!

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  101. Man it just happened to me almost exactly half way through my run. I just had to let it go and then ran over 5 miles with crap in my pants. I must have stank to high hell. No wonder those dogs were chasing me. Shucks!

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  102. This is a nice post. Very good work. Just keep the standard and quality of your work going!

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  103. I was totally googling pooping and running today and saw this post. I have always had some issues with poopin and runnin' but the past week has been insane with the need to poop every single run - not explosive styles, but just annoying. I figured that sorbitol is one issue (I've been chewing gum again for the first time in ages, and a huge ingrediant is sorbitol) and I've upped my mileage and intensity. I also think the anxiety behind it puts another layer of fun in there. I have a half marathon in a couple of weeks, and I'm going to try a few of your suggestions!

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  104. This is a very good post. Just wonderful. Truly, I am amazed at what informative things you've told us today.

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  105. Yepp. Been there, seen that, done it. I guess that almost every serious runner has experienced the embarrassing feeling when realizing that there is no other option than squatting behind a bush with shorts down.

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  106. I never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once when i went to Africa in may this year on a business summit. I meant a man who’s name is DR ABIZA ( drabizaspelltemple20@hotmail.com) he is really powerful and could help cast spells to bring back one’s gone, lost, misbehaving lover and magic money spell or spell for a good job or luck spell .I’m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 3 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 4years. I really loved him, but his family was against us and he had no good paying job. So when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him. At first i was undecided, skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. And in 8 days when i returned to UK, my boyfriend (now husband) called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married. I didn’t believe it because the spell caster only asked for my name and my boy friends name and all i wanted him to do. Well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid, and my husband also got the new job and our lives became much better. His email is drabizaspelltemple20@hotmail.com, you can also contact him for help.
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  107. This is such a great site!! I actually googled "why do i shart when i jog?" and found this !! I have been laughing non stop. Truly though, I do not get the "urge" I just start to feel a mushy warm feeling while jogging on the treadmill every morning and have to fly to the bathroom in the gym. I do not eat sugar and have cut gluten out of my diet recently. I am not really sure why this is happening. I do have a coffee before I leave and am well hydrated. Perhaps I will try the running in place routing and see if I can jog something out before I go to the gym.

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  108. My name is Jennifer and i want to testify of the good work done by a faithful DR PALOMA, a spell caster. in my life i never thought there is such thing as spiritual intercession. my problem started 5 months back when the father of my kids started putting up some strange behavior, i never knew he was having an affair outside our matrimonial home. it dawn on me on that faithful day 4th of April 21st 4:23pm when he came to the house to pick his things that was when i knew that situation has gotten out of hand and he then told me he was quitting the marriage which i have built for over 6 years, i was confused and dumbfounded i called on family and friends but to no avail. two months after i started having problem with my kids welfare rent-age and all of it, i really went through ***. until a day i was browsing on the internet and i happen to meet DR PALOMA Email palomaspelltemple@yahoo.com i never believed on this but i needed my man back so i gave the spell caster my problem at first i never trusted him so i was just doing it but you know a problem shared is half solved after a 2das my husband called me telling me that he his coming back home and that was all. now we are living happily and i still do contact him on this email: palomaspelltemple@yahoo.com

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  109. Well, today is the 11th of june and Jim asked me if we could be back together this morning. Of course I said yes. Thanks to you Esango priest , thanks to the spirits, thank you God. I cannot thank you enough Esango for bringing him back into my life. I didn’t think it was never gonna be possible possible after all i did to him, I had lost my hope and most of any little faith that I had to begin with, but thanks to you, I have my love and my life back. Thank you. God bless you many many times over for all the help you give to people, you have a beautiful gift to humanity, his email is esangopriest@gmail.com. contact him on relationship or life issues.

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  111. I want to say thank you thank you thank you to Ancient Dr Zuma zuk spell temple for everything so far. To everyone who doesn't believe in spell, I was one of those ones at first. I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to do this since I've tried others so-called spells casters and they did not work and was a waste of my time and money. However, when I read through the testimonials of other people at this website and after I talked Dr Zuma zuk who answered all my questions and was very nice about everything, I decided to give it a try. I figured it would be my last try to get my guy back. So my story is that I was at my office when the guy I am in love with told me that he wasn't in love with me and never will be and that he didn't want to speak or see me again, especially since he was talking to this other girl. When I talked to Dr Zuma zuk, he let me know which spells would be most appropriate for me and I chose the ones that was to get him back to me and stay with me and want to marry me.As soon as he started on the spells, my guy came back into my life! It was a miracle to me and I'm so thankful for that. Things have been going well, and pretty much according to what Dr Zuma zuk said would happen. He's always there when you need him and that's also after the spell is done. I'm still waiting for the spells to completely manifest, but with all that has happened so far I'm very happy because given only four months ago in March, if you asked me or my friends if I would have anticipated how things were right now no one would believe it! Lara. contact is email address spiritualherbalisthealers@gmail.com

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  113. I found this blog post on Pinterest. I think it is the realistic information that I have ever seen on the subject. Believe me, I have read a lot of them but I have never heard the Imodium suggestion before. I run in town on a paved trail that is used by a lot of bikes. They are the worst about sneaking up on you while you have to go slightly off trail! The only good thing is that they are usually moving fast so they don't get such a long look. Also, I always carry a bandana when I run- I sweat.a.lot- and I have found it to one of the most important things I carry. Used to wipe many things but I have abandoned more than one. :)

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  115. I am joes candra, I promise to share this testimony all over the world once my boyfriend return back to me, and today with all due respect i want to thank DR.OSAUYI for bringing joy and happiness to my relationship and my family. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is real and genuine. I never believed in any of these things until i loosed my boyfriend, I required help until i found a grate spell caster, And he cast a love spell for me, and he assured me that I will get my boyfriend back in two days after the spell has been cast. Three days later, my phone rang, and so shockingly, it was my boyfriend who has not called me for past 6 years now, and made an apology for the heart break, and told me that he is ready to be my back bone till the rest of his life with me. DR.OSAUYI released him up to know how much i loved and wanted him. And opened his eyes to picture how much we have share together. As I`m writing this testimony right now I`m the most happiest girl on earth and me and my boyfriend is living a happy life and our love is now stronger than how it were even before our break up. So that`s why I promised to share my testimony all over the universe.All thanks goes to DR.OSAUYI for the excessive work that he has done for me. Below is the email address in any situation you are undergoing a heart break, and I assure you that as he has done mine for me, he will definitely help you too. OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM that is his email address bye. web site http://osauyilovespell.webs.com

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  116. I am out here to testify about the good work Dr Marvel has done in my life with his healing spell. I have be suffering fom HIV diseases for the past 8 months now before I came across Dr Marvel who healed me with his powerful healing spell. I never believe that Dr Marvel could ever get my HIV-AIDS cured with his healing spell, i have tried almost everything but i couldn't find any solution to my disease, despite all these happening to me, i always spend a lot to buy a HIV drugs from hospital and taking some several medications but no relieve, until one day i was just browsing on the internet when i come across a great post of a lady who was testifying about how she get cured of her HIV disease with the help of these great powerful healing spell caster called Dr Marvel. So i have to contact him, and he ask me some few questions and he said a thing i will never forget that anyone who contacted him is always getting his or her healing in just 3 days after doing all he ask from me, so i was happy all the time i heard that from him, so i did all things only to see that at the very day which he said i will be healed,I regain all the strength that has left me before back and i becomes very strong and healthy,this disease almost end my life, so i went to the hospital to give the final test to the disease and the doctor said i am HIV negative, i am very happy and grateful to Dr Marvel about the healing he have given to me with his healing spell. You can also email him for any kind of help via email extremespellhome@hotmail.com or directly through his website http://extremespellhome.webs.com. thank you once again Dr Marvel.

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  117. i want to thank God for using (Druwagbale@gmail.com) as my source of salvation after 2 years of unemployment and my lover left me alone for 2 years, only broken heart until I met a Dr. druwagbale on a ladies testimony how he was helped by the same Dr. uwagbale, so i decided to contact him and when I told him all my problems he laughed and said this is not a problem. everything will be fine in three days. Exactly on the third day of my ex lover call me and surprised me and what surprised me was that a company i applies for more than four months ago they called and said I should return to work as soon as possible.Am very grateful to Dr. uwagbale, if you wish to contact him, his email is (druwagbale@gmail.com) it makes the spell as follows (1) If you want your ex back. (2)you need a divorce in your relationship (3) Want to be
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  121. My name is Olive Perry from USA After being in relationship with smith for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should rather contact a PROPHET harry that could help me pray to bring him back but I am the type that never believed in prayers, I had no choice than to try it, I mailed the Prophet harry email prophetharryprayerhome@yahoo.com, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before two days, that my ex will return to me before two days, he pray for me and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by reffering him or her to the only real and powerful Prophet who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email prophetharryprayerhome@yahoo.com) you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything.

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