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Postby MoapaPk » Thu May 27, 2010 4:39 pm

rpc wrote:our dog has the same problem.


Acid reflux after drinking coffee?
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Postby tigerlilly » Thu May 27, 2010 4:48 pm

I'd go in the woods. problem solved.
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Postby bgriffs » Thu May 27, 2010 4:48 pm

Try eating some instant oatmeal. One or two packets won't fill you up and you'll have a little more energy for your run. I find it rapidly initiates reliable peristalsis.
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Postby rpc » Thu May 27, 2010 4:49 pm

MoapaPk wrote:
rpc wrote:our dog has the same problem.


Acid reflux after drinking coffee?


good guess but no - bowl movement 2 miles into a run & no interest in going prior.
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Postby CBakwin » Thu May 27, 2010 5:02 pm

Obviously packin' some TP is the answer here, but the guy lives in DC, so perhaps there are no places to get outta site. You might try construction sites (porta potties) gas stations, going down in big culverts under the road....I'm sure there are more urban sites to use I'm just not that familiar with them...oh, college dorms and buildings, museums... It'd help to know what was along the way where you are running, get creative. And dude, never leave home without TP!
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Postby battledome » Thu May 27, 2010 5:52 pm

jniehof wrote:
battledome wrote:I think you're better off having a cup of coffee every morning about an hour and a half prior to your run...

blazin wrote:I don't have the time to wake up an hour or two before my run


Don't have time or don't want to? I get up at 5:00 so that I can have coffee and cereal before a run at 7:00.
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Postby tigerlilly » Thu May 27, 2010 7:43 pm

DC, huh? WELL, no wonder....that explains it all!

In my best 3rd grade whiney voice...."Whazza matter? 'fraid the park police helicopters will spot you?!" (snicker... ) I'm sure they're used to being moon'd at. :twisted:

You need to run on the canal. Although, your fears of poisen ivy are well founded. The place is covered in it.

Better yet, wait a few hours and run on the mall. The museums are free and so are the potties. :D
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Postby nartreb » Thu May 27, 2010 8:05 pm

What happens if you do five or ten minutes of calisthenics the minute you wake up? Any chance you're ready to go by the time you're dressed and ready to go?
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Re: Morning Run (Bowel) Preparations

Postby WoundedKnee » Thu May 27, 2010 8:07 pm

blazin wrote:I don't have the time to wake up an hour or two before my run so that my intestines can warm up and do their thing. I've tried eating dinner earlier and that didn't seem to help much, but I'm also unable to do that on regular basis. Short of exlax, does anybody have any suggestions for how to take care of this aspect of my running preparations?


With these constraints, I think you only have two options: coffee or cigarettes. Cigarettes are obviously not a good idea, so I'd learn to like coffee.

I have the same problem. I wake up an hour before my run, eat something and have a coffee. Deviating causes very bad problems...I once had to take care of things in someone's front yard on a pretty well-traveled street :oops: Luckily it was still dark out.
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Postby blazin » Thu May 27, 2010 8:09 pm

I run in Rock Creek Park in DC, so on fairly wooded trails, albeit in an urban park. I'm not sure dropping trou and pooping on the side of the trail would go over well, nevermind the poison ivy issue. But I'm game to give Metamucil a try.

Thanks to all for their suggestions. And to all those that have derived amusement from this thread: you're welcome.
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Postby mrchad9 » Thu May 27, 2010 8:37 pm

aemter wrote:Best thread in a long time!

It's not bad, but did you see this one?

http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=53421
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Postby eferesen » Thu May 27, 2010 9:08 pm

I was on Mt. Shasta this weekend (May 22, 23) on Helen's Lake camp site. The temperature was -5 F with winds gusting around 30 to 40 miles. Saw this brave soul squatting in the blustery conditions. I salute this individual as I held my shit all the way down to Bunny Flat and then committed the monstrous deed under much better circumstances.

I would like to know what is the most efficient way to take a shit under such conditions? I had 3 layers on and all I was thinking about was the logistics.

a) Piss first
b) Spread the wag bag (Prevent the wag bag from flying away)
c) pull down the layers
d) evacuate the bowels
e) Wipe super fast
f) pull up pants/layers
g) hand soap
h) put back the gloves.
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Postby John Duffield » Thu May 27, 2010 9:50 pm

A couple of these every morning and a glass of water and I'm good.

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Saturday I had a race starting at 7 am. Going in the woods along the way and you can get thrown out of NYRR forever. In any event, it would kill your time.
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Postby ExcitableBoy » Thu May 27, 2010 9:59 pm

Last summer I would run one morning a week with a fellow who lives on Cougar Mt, one of the prime trail running destinations for the Seattle area. Almost like clockwork, an hour into the run he would have to duck into the bushes. He always came prepared with T.P. in his fanny pack.
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Postby nartreb » Thu May 27, 2010 10:02 pm

A couple of these every morning


Yeah, but you have to find two who don't mind waking up early and get along with each other even when you leave to go running.
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