Couch to 5K
54,732 members87,235 posts

W9R1 X FAIL

Another burning stomach run! I got to 20 minutes of running and my stomach was so sore burning I couldn't do another 10 so just walked another five. I'm so disappointed. I don't know what's causing it but it's so frustrating!!

I ran at lunch time today so longer gap after breakfast. Tbh when I first started doing this I was eating only an hour before I ran and was fine. As the run times increased I thought I should leave a longer amount of time. So two hours or more. Now I'm wondering whether to go back to just an hour. It seems ridiculous because it's against the advice!

I don't really want to take heartburn relief medication before but I might have to!

I'll try again later in the week. 😔

10 Replies
oldestnewest

It's frustrating to have a bad run so close to graduation 😔 Two hours or more is fine for the long runs, it's what I usually do but I eat a banana 30-45 minutes before the run to give myself energy. I've found that helps.

2 likes
Reply

Shivani I've noticed a few people saying that. As you say it's so close and I just want to achieve it. I've decided that even if I have to do it all year I'm still going to try 😃

1 like
Reply

Ouch. Have you had this checked out...? Does it just happen when running?

Go get it checked before you start taking stuff...? Then you can think about how to combat it ! :)

2 likes
Reply

Oldfloss I never had heartburn. Only twice in my life - two pregnancies 😃. I'm going to eat this morning just an hour before, which I had been doing originally but started to leave a longer gap because I was running for a longer time. I will post my experience after 😀

1 like
Reply

Fingers crossed !

1 like
Reply

I like the banana idea best. It's worked for me, but I take heartburn meds anyway. I found running on an empty stomach made it worse. 

1 like
Reply

Caitlin  I won't be running on empty this morning. Will post back to let you know how I get on 😀

1 like
Reply

I eat a bowl of porridge and fruit for breakfast then run about 45 mins later.  I tried empty tummy running but had no energy!  Don't worry how long it takes to graduate and don't worry about a bad run.   I graduated in Feb and ran my first 5k on Saturday but still have to stop a walk on some runs.

1 like
Reply

Ucandothis that's exactly what I eat but had been leaving a longer gap two hours instead of an hour. I won't be doing that this morning. I think it'll be trial and error! 😀

Reply

In case you don't see my latest posts I did it!! Thank you for your encouragement! Ucandothis I had Bfast just an hour before. Worked a treat! Thank you so much 😀

Reply

You may also like...