Every treasure valley runner at sometime has realized that the restrooms at Ann Morrison or Julia Davis or Kleiner Park are just too far away...Aside from being intensely uncomfortable, GI distress can be highly embarrassing and upsetting—especially if you run into trouble and you're miles away from home. Just one bad experience—with cramps, diarrhea, a sloshy stomach, nausea, or an emergency pit stop—can make you too panicky to run with a pack, much less race.
If you have stomach trouble on the run, you're not alone. Studies suggest that up to half of all runners have this trouble too. Here are some steps you can take to bulletproof your stomach for your next run.