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looking at Zombierunner.com, i see they have a whole section for Ginger. What is the connection between running and ginger? I thought it was just to clean you palette between bites of sushi.
 

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If your tummy is really mad at you, you'll do anything to get it working again. Sometimes ginger does the trick.<br><br>
And if your tummy doesn't start working again, really bad things start to happen an hour later, so you try anything at all that might help.
 

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Ginger helps with nausea.<br><br>
I bought some ginger candy from zombierunner, for long runs, but I've given more of it to my daughters on car rides when they started to feel carsick. Seems to work very well for that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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HA!!!! With long distance running, nausea and vomitting are very common. Ginger at the first signs of nausea can ward it off. It promotes good digestion as well.<br><br>
I always have some. I also wear sea bands, on the wrist, that are good for nausea as well.
 

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Echo meri,<br><br>
Yup, nausea. In ultras it is extremely common to see people projectile vomiting, and in general everybody just kind of shrugs and hopes the p.v.'er figures it out and continues. I've never actually tossed them, but I've had my stomach just kind of quit working and make me not want to eat.<br><br>
Depending on how close you're pushing it, when your stomach quits you've got maybe an hour of reserves until things start to get really awful. So it becomes this really high priority to get things started again. More sodium, less sodium, ginger, Ensure, Perpetuem are all things that people try. I once had chilled grapes at an aid station do the trick.
 

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i have puked in races. it is not a pretty thing. Ginger is good to take to ward if off. puking up gatorade is gross too. especially when you get the neon puke on your shirt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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people still puke in marathons <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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so long as they don't puke on me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I'm good for what ails ya! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
What? You mean this isn't about me?
 

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I was thinking about ultras until I read this thread. I hate puking. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">
 

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i got over my adversion to puke very fast.
 

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Is there an amount of time lapsed where you get nauseous and need tummy stuff? Is a wonky digestive system requiring ginger par for the ultra course?
 

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i have run a few races without the need of ginger, it really varies. I find if i take it at first signs of an "off" stomach, that is best.<br><br>
I have been working hard to find what works best for me nutritionally and eliminate foods that may cause stomach issues. At Umstead, it was so hot and they offered me ice cream, vanilla too! how could i resist? that was pretty much the only time i felt really sick to my stomach. I took several ginger pieces over the next 30-40 minutes and was fine. No more ice cream!!!!!!!!!! lol.<br><br>
I have found a lot of triggers to nausea. When i threw up at Bull Run, it was dehydration. that is an easy fix. Vermont 50, it was the Hammer Heed, will never drink that shit again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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At TNF I puked due to an overindulgence in chocolate brownies. Reduced me to a slow crawl for a bit. I popped a piece of ginger candy and was running within 15 minutes, and eating again at the next aid station.
 

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Luckily I've never needed ginger yet...knock on wood. Will the pickled ginger served in sushi restaurants work as well as some of the other stuff people use? I love that stuff!
 

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Yeah, I don't like candied ginger so much. Pickeld ginger i love, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
DOes anyone know what properties makes ginger so tummy lovin'?
 
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