Hi - newbie looking for advice. Have been running for approx 7 months and have had problems with "runners trots"!.
It was worst after a few 10 mile runs but have also suffered after an 8 mile run.
Am concerned as now it has struck after a 4 miler and am trying to start training in earnest for the Brighton half marathon next month and marathon in April.
Today wasn't that bad but previously have been struck by several bouts of diarrhoea and severe stomach cramps which make me question if it is all worth it.
I have eaten two hot cross buns, two jam sandwiches, a chocolate cereal bar and 4 Jaffa cakes today as I thought previously the issue could have been too much fibre and so changed from wholemeal to White bread. Dairy wise I have had two coffees with dairy whitener.
Any advice or tips appreciated. If I thought I could run with less food in me I would but am already falling foul of the wife for not eating enough!
Would the food eaten the day before cause issue (ie weetabix and veg stir fry)?????
Don't know what else I can do especially as I had already emptied the tank pre run!