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Jul 11, 2011 6:42 AM

Stomach Ache and Vomiting 1 mile in

Good Morning All,


I'm a relatively new runner. I ran a little bit about a year ago, just enough to walk/run a half marathon with my mother, but stopped shortly after. I recently took up the sport again, and finished C25K a few weeks ago. Lately, I've just been trying to run 2-3 miles 4-5 times a week. However, lately, everytime I run, I get about a mile in and my stomach hurts! I feel nauseous. It feels almost like menstrual cramps. Some days it's better than others. Sometimes, I just have to walk for 3-5 minutes and then I can finish my run with no pain at all. Other times, I walk and it gets worse, and I'll vomit and have to just slowly walk home. This is very frustrating to me as I want to be able to comfortably run a few miles without any problems. I run at a relatively slow pace 11-12 minute miles, usually in the morning around 5:30.


Does anyone have any suggestions as to what could be causing this or what could help me get over this hump?


Thanks so much for your help!


Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
--William Faulkner

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