I'm new to this forum, and have a pretty specific query I'm hoping someone on here just might be able to help me with.
I had ulcerative colitis for 9 years, resulting in having to have my colon removed in 2008. As a result I digest my food very quickly, although I take meds to slow it down slightly.
I have started running recently and I'm trying to build up my time (currently running about 6k) but I'm finding that a times, especially when I run in the mornings, that I'm just losing all my energy after about 3k. I feel very 'shaky' as though i might have low blood sugar, and that I have no strength in my legs, and I don't tend to run more than about 4k in total. When I run in the morning I eat breakfast - usually porridge with banana and honey - then run after about an hour. Should this normally keep someone fuelled for longer than a few k?
I was hoing that there might be someone on here who has had a similar experience (a really long shot I know!) or else perhaps knows someone who has. If not, any advice
would be welcome.