My daughter had stomach problems in her last two marathons. Basically,
stomach cramping and diarrhea late into each race. She is quite
competitive at just sub 3 hours. In both marathons she had substantial
leads of up to 5 minutes with about 4 miles left and was not running too
hard; basically sub 7 minute miles.
In one of the races she had to drop at at about 22 miles and in the
other she had to spend about 5 minutes in the head, costing her a win.
The night before, in both instances she, ate a tossed salad with very
little dressing and spaghetti with light red gravy. A cup of coffee
before the races and very little food.
Any ideas on controlling her stomach's reaction? She is a vegetarian and
really never over eats at any one sitting. She may have some Goo during
the race and some water.
She has been running competitively for ten years and running marathons
for about six years. Runs an average of 70 miles per week and will run
anything from 5 k to a marathon. Runs 3 - 4 marathons per year.
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