haha at least you can find comfort in the fact that all runners experience the bowel issue... why can't our body just let us run?! haha keep at it - all these emotions will only make finishing the goal that much more of a journey and accomplishment. wish we could go on runs together!
that's so awesome! you're doing a great job at this! how long are your "long" runs and how short are these "short" runs? just out of curiosityand i know about the digestive tract thing, not from myself running but because every time i would take boris to the dog park he would run around the whole thing come back and always poop. i asked the vet why and he told me the exercise gets your bowels going!!!but really good for you. i'm really impressed!
Laura - can't wait to go on a run with you in a few weeks!!Brad - My short runs are currently 3 miles. They will be 4 miles in February, 5 miles in March & April. My long runs basically add a mile every weekend. This weekend 8, next weekend 10. I'm having to vary the training schedule only slightly because of the races, but here's a link to the schedule that someone (NOT ME) posted online.http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KFolDVc8q-s/TfWKWaarjNI/AAAAAAAABqU/65b2xZAS5L8/s400/schedule.jpgRight now I'm in the middle of Week 4.The biggest change I am making is adding an extra week in between Weeks 13 and 14 where I'll run 20 miles that weekend. Since this book is intended for first-timers, they really emphasize not overdoing it and overtraining.
Going to Oklahoma?!?And I'm glad you're not constipated!