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How to Avoid Vomiting or Throwing up after 400 Meters
Article from speedendurance.com
- Food. The closer to race time, the less you should eat. I give myself 4 hours to fully digest a regular meal with regular C/F/P ratios such as a Club Sandwich. You are better off to go to practice slightly hungry, and have a power bar between the run and the weights.
- Food. The closer to race time, the less fat you should eat because it takes longer to digest. Plain bagels are great snacks if you must eat. Learn to read labels, especially packaged bars.
- Pepto-bismol tablets. Before, this only came in bottles, but now you can buy it in pill form. Simply pop 1 or 2 before your race. Experiment with a time trial or hard workout first. Pepto-bismol works great if you have diarrhea, too. If you travel overseas, this is a must-have addition, especially Mexico, Cuba or India.
- Ginger slices. Place them under tongue if you can stand the “spice” effect. Works great for pregnant and expecting mothers.
- Deep breathing (read my article here). Breathing helps oxidize and flush out the lactic acid, too. That’s why a cool down is important in the 400m, no matter how bad you feel.
- Water, or Gatorade cut with water. Pure Gatorade (or any other electrolyte drink) is too sweet and may possibly “sit” in your stomach longer. Whatever you drink throughout the year should be the same on race day. When in doubt, cut it with water.
- If you are going to supplement your 400 meters with bicarbonate loading, then consider using antacids like TUMS or ROLAIDS which will have a two-fold effect of both soda-loading and help keep your tummy in check.
- Curve Running Complex Meets Simple (pinoyathletics.com)