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emmaleigh47 Pro 174 posts since
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Jul 30, 2011 12:56 PM

Runners without a colon

Is there anyone out there who is a runner without a colon. I had my colon removed in 2005 (well before I started running) and this is the first summer I am focusing on distance training. I am a slow runner, and I find that in the heat/humidity at about 8 miles no matter how much I drink my body shuts down.


I would LOVE to talk to someone else who does not have their colon either. I do not have an ostomy, just a pull through. Since your colon is responsible for absorbing water ... I suspect this is why I get so massively dehydrated when I run ...


Anyone out there.... or know where I could be directed to find someone else in my situation?

Started: July 2010 at 273#

Fox Cities 5K on 9/17: 45:19 (264#)

Shake a Tail Feather 5K on 10/16: 45:09 (254#)

Hope Run for Africa 5K on 10/23: 42:45 (248#)

Jingle Bell Run 5K on 11/6/10: 44:20 (248#)

Turkey Trot 5 mile on 11/25/10: (246#)

Miami ING Half Marathon 3:23:56

Oshkosh Half Marathon 3:16:38 (PR)

Cellcom Half Marathon in GB (horridly windy race) 3:21:56 (244#)

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