I've only written one post on here but have read a few posts every morning before getting up.
I have struggled a LOT with stitches. I've made sure to ...
- do deep, rhythmic breathing, breathing out when I land on my right foot
- not eat/drink much beforehand (and latterly eat two bananas beforehand, which helped a bit)
- start slowly
- do a couple of torso stretches
It felt like nothing has helped, but today the combination of two bananas, starting slowly, and having a small amount of salt right before starting seemed to do the trick - no stitch!
Did 5.76km including the walking bits at the beginning and the end (4.68km of just running, which worked out at 6.24km minute per km). This is really exciting because the stitch has meant that I've usually been far slower than this.
Am delighted Now onto trying to decide whether to buy a Garmin Forerunner 220 or a Sony Smartwatch 3 to continue my running journey (just don't want to carry my phone around, even on a strap).