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Re: [hr100] Trail running and abdominal pain

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  • Chris Twiggs
    Hi, Andy! Good to hear from you! My friend ran well and shattered the course record. His wife and I teamed up and broke the mixed relay record, so overall it
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 27, 2010
      Hi, Andy!
      Good to hear from you!

      My friend ran well and shattered the course record. His wife and I
      teamed up and broke the mixed relay record, so overall it was a good
      morning. Not sure what his problem is still, but it wasn't enough of a
      problem, fortunately.
      Chris

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      On Mar 27, 2010, at 6:43 AM, Andy Hewat <hewat.andy@...> wrote:

      > I have a mate who suffers from osteitis pubis which gives him
      > terrible lower abdominal pain. He has carried it for a couple of
      > years but when it flares up he rarely finishes and if he does it
      > isn't pretty. And he is one tough nut. Hope your friend is OK and
      > gets to run your 50k.
      > Cheers, Andy
      >
      > --- On Sat, 27/3/10, Twiggsc@... <Twiggsc@...> wrote:
      >
      > From: Twiggsc@... <Twiggsc@...>
      > Subject: [hr100] Trail running and abdominal pain
      > To: hr100@yahoogroups.com
      > Received: Saturday, 27 March, 2010, 8:18 AM
      >
      >
      >
      > Happy Friday, everyone!
      >
      > We're enjoying perfect weather here in North Florida: the Jeep's
      > doors are off, the top is down, and everyone is hitting the trails.
      > In fact, we look to have the best weather ever for our local 50k.
      > Unfortunately, a friend of mine who was looking to set a course
      > record (in his ultra debut) is suffering from some pretty
      > uncomfortable abdominal pain following today's hour-long trail run.
      > I wasn't with him, but I imagine he was taking it pretty easy (for
      > him).
      >
      > Anyway, his wife gave me a call and asked if I thought this was a
      > common trail-running injury and if he should be concerned. It seems
      > he went online and read about trail-running induced abdominal
      > hernias and now he has medical student syndrome (you know - every
      > disease they read about seems to match symptoms they just realized
      > they have). While I'll admit to suffering my fair share in Hardrock
      > and other adventures on the trail, I don't think I've had quite what
      > he's feeling. I described typical discomfort from the jarring of
      > sudden ups and downs on the trail, some that has even caused bruises
      > if I was really hitting a fast (for me) pace, but this may be more
      > than that.
      >
      > So, does anyone, particularly you faster guys, relate to this
      > fellow's situation and have some ideas/advice? He's currently
      > deciding between "just" going for the win tomorrow (not the course
      > record) and "just" going for an MRI.
      >
      > Counting the days until the fun really starts (105).
      >
      > Chris
      >
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