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W6R3 gutted

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I’m absolutely fuming with myself, so upset, I struggled all the way through run 2 of week 6 with the worst stitch ever and could barely move when I got home, wasn’t sure if I had actually pulled something.

Set off on my run tonight and after 5 minutes the stitch started again, I ran through it for another 3 minutes but the pain was unbearable. I was running from mine to my parents and I actually had to ring my mum to come and get me!

I feel so upset and disheartened with myself

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Shakywakey profile image
ShakywakeyGraduate

Don’t be too hard on yourself. We all have bad runs. Stick with it. You are doing great. This article might help runtastic.com/blog/en/12-ti.... 😁

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Ok so you drove through one run and gave the next one all your effort and you’re upset? I think that’s amazing. You’re 6 weeks into this and look just how far you’ve come... run 3 will wait... you can and will do it. I’m at the same stage as you and I’m damn proud of myself. Rest up and see if there’s anything here runnersworld.co.uk/health/i... or other places that can help you with the issue... then come back and kick its ass.

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sparkyjohnGraduate

We are not at home to Mr. Upset and Mrs. Disheartened. Just a bad day, nothing to beat yourself up over. 🤯🤬😭

Are you hydrating lots and lots even on rest days? That may help a bit, and of course the c25k panacea, slow down a bit. 👍👍👍.

A rest day and then smash 7 shades of ships biscuit out of it. 💪🥊🥊🎯

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Suki90 in reply to sparkyjohn

a few seconds ago

I haven’t drunk enough today, had a hectic day at work and ended up no where near my water bottle all day. Wonder if that’s the reason xx

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sparkyjohnGraduate in reply to Suki90

Plenty of water for next time and hopefully no problems. 😃😃😃

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Slow_RobGraduate

Certainly no need to be disheartened.. you gave it a go and that is to be applauded 👏👏

There can be many reasons for a stitch .if you haven't suffered one previously it may well be a one off,just one of those days we all have occasionally..

Enjoy a rest day. Recover and go again 😁😁

You've broken the back of this - fluids and slowing down often helps.

I can think of several elite marathon runners I have watched on tv struggling with a stitch - so you are in good company.

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