Whether you’re a seasoned marathon runner or a rookie at pounding the pavement, understanding the physiological effects running has on your body is vital.
Here’s a breakdown.
Stomach pain or cramping is a common problem for runners. This is because our body drives blood towards our muscles and away from the gut. As a result, digestion of food begins to slow and is exactly why a big meal before a run is never a good idea.
While it’s essential to fuel your body pre-run, always opt for something small and light like a piece of fruit or sandwich.