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I ran my 2nd 10k yesterday and had a great time - although my legs have given up the ghost today, but thats no mind as they will be back on form by the end of the week!!
In the evening, after both events, I was crippled with stomach cramps and diaohrea. During the race, I had been eating Jelly Belly Sports Beans to give me energy and I have a feeling that it was these that have upset my stomach. I drank plenty water before, during and after and also had a good complex carb brekkie 2 hrs before the race.
It took the euphoria right out of my achievements, as I ended up feeling like I had a hangover!
Has anyone else had this experience? Do you think it was the Sports Beans - I know that excess sugar can act as a laxative? The reason that I think that it was as it has never happened during training, as I have only taken them during the race itself. During training, I just drink water and carb up before and after, rather than during.
I have heard that it is quite common for Sports Gels/Sweets/Drinks to upset runners tummies, but I would be interested to hear your views and experiences.
Also any suggestions for alternative energy boosts during races would be helpful too!
Thanks a million