Thursday, June 12, 2008

Quick Question

As I am sitting here packing up my things for the 1/2 marathon.And started thinking about my stomach. I was curious if any of you know if its good or ok to take imodium before a run. I get sick stomach's when I am nervous and on about 3 of my long runs I have had to find a bathrooom fast with a sick stomach. (sorry for to much info) I am just wondering if I should take imodium before my run. Would that help or is that a runners no no? Thanks ladies.

6 comments:

Tall Girl Running said...

Taking a dose of an anti-diarrheal has become a pre-race habit of mine. I also get nervous before a race, so the medicine takes care of any potential "problems".

If you've used Imodium without any complications, I don't see why doing so before your race could cause any harm. Just the two cents from my own experience!

Hannah said...

Ditto! If you have taken if with no problems then I would totally take it. It helps a ton.

Jill Will Run said...

So, um... how far in advance would you recommend taking the immodium before the race? I also get sick from nerves at times!

Ang said...

Are you taking caffeinated gel packs? I finally figured out that's what was causing my "I need a bathroom now" problems. Of course, at this point, you don't really want to test out new gel packs. But maybe in the future you could do some testing.

GOOD LUCK with whatever you decide! Go get em'!

Tall Girl Running said...

Jill,

I take it the morning of my race, a couple hours before it starts. If you're concerned about taking anything the morning of the race, I'm sure the night before will help too.

Jill Will Run said...

Tall Girl Running: Thanks for the info, I'll have to try it just to see how it helps!