I've been running since the start of the year and am now confidently running 5km during the week and quite often 10km at the weekend. I'd like to increase that distance. There's a 13km route I have in mind, but on the last two times I've attempted it, I've been struck by a stitch just after I've reached 10km. Could well be coincidence, but it's frustrating when, otherwise, I felt capable of doing the whole length.
Any tips on stitches? I seem to remember Laura saying something about drinking enough water. Is that the answer? It may be relevant that I'm running on an empty stomach before breakfast, but I haven't had a stitch on shorter runs.
Thanks for your thoughts.