help me stop feeling nauseous after running
June 23, 2011 6:02 PM Subscribe
I always feel nauseous towards the end and after a long run (~8+ miles). Will drinking gatorade or another sports drink during the run help with that? If not, what will?
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. to health & fitness (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm asking this instead of simply trying to drink a sports drink during the run because I absolutely hate drinking anything sweet, I feel like even when I am not working out drinking sweet things makes me feel not so great, so I don't want to take chances on a long run.
- I've been training for this, and I run pretty slow, so it's not like a 10 mile run is hard for me, I am not overexerting myself or anything, I'm not even tired afterwards, just feeling pukey
- I eat 1.5-2 hours before the run, I run in the evenings
- I eat one of those Clif electrolyte chews every 30-40 minutes during the run. The package says to eat 3 every hour, but again, sweet things, especially when running, are so so gross to me. Would eating more of them help? I feel like I can choke them down and then flush with water, that might be less gross than drinking something sweet
- I eat almost immediately after the run, and the more I eat, the better I feel. It's as if I need more food in me, but if I eat more before the run, or don't let myself digest as long, I am too full to run
So, will forcing myself to drink gatorade help with the nausea? Is there a less sweet sports drink? Is there magical electrolyte water that isn't sweet at all? What are my other options?