I am blaming the treadmill. It is all it's fault!
Few days in a row on the machine will get me to have weird aches and pain.
This week I ran mostly at the gym..every day except the one day when I went on my trail and came face to face with a freak (see previous post for that). Yesterday I got out of bed and I could tell something was not right. I went to the gym anyway because I am an idiot. I have a half marathon to run in 9 days! I have to train! So It turns out I should have rested. I iced all day and rolled on the iced bottle and tennis ball and did this:
Today I am resting. Boooooooo
I need to do my last Long Run this weekend. I had planned for 10 or 11. We will see how it goes. I don't want to make things worst of course. So maybe it will be just 8.
Any tips or advices about how to deal with this are WELCOMED and APPRECIATED.
I am once again looking for fueling solution for my long runs and half marathons races.
For the newer readers, welcome, I have GI issues. Lots of them. I also get dehydrated easily and I loose a lot of salt. All this sent me to the medic tent 4 out of 5 Half Marathons.
Every thing I have tried so far did not work.
This is what I tried
The sports beans are the ones who gave me the least issues but I can only take 1 at the time and that is not enough. After 5-6 in my system, I get reflux and that is no fun at mile 9. I also tried other gels like Cliff and the honey stinger chews.
For the salt problem I have been taking these
They did help but again not enough. I get a nice crust on my face and white lines on my hat for 6 miles and up. Heat or no heat. Obviously it is worst in the heat and I live in Southern California so the heat is here a lot.
I found these and I bought a bottle
This is the difference between the 2: for Sodium it is 40 mg vs 215 mg.
On my last LR I tried this
They are delicious.
I did not get any reflux.
It is a bit of a pain to carry and also to eat on the run, I did not eat the whole waffle all at once. I only ate one for a 10 miler.
I know that to get those down I need to stay hydrated.
Speaking of liquid, on the last LR I had one bottle with NUUN and the other with just water instead of 2 NUUN bottles. NUUN used to be OK on the runs but during the Holiday Half Marathon it gave me heartburn and reflux and I could not drink it pass mile 9 and ended up dehdrated of course.
This is all very frustrating for me. I hope that this new combo: salt sticks-waffle-water-NUUN will work better for me. I am testing it again this weekend and on January 15 for my next half marathon. Last week I took a salt stick tablets every 30 min.
Do you use these waffles? How many do you eat?
For new readers: anyone with GI issues uses something I have not tried ? Anyone with salt lost issue that have success with the salt sticks?