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Week 5 done... Stitch is back!

Laura4fit
Laura4fit

So... I have always had problems with stitches when running - even if I was breathing right or in shape, then here I was reccomended to drink loads .. and it worked! Until today, w5r3: 20 straight minutes. I must admit I hadn't drank much in the morning, but still... Do you reckon it's all about the drinking? I have a lot of breath,I do 40 minutes of spinning 3 times a week.

Thanks!

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I have only ever suffered a stitch if I haven't left long enough after eating, perhaps that's something to consider.

happysouls
happysoulsGraduate

I've never suffered from it until this last week. I was reading this article yesterday that suggested cold weather as one factor which could explain it for me. If drinking lots usually works for you but hasn't this time maybe it could be breathing all the cold air like I think it is for me. runnersworld.co.uk/health/i...

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Drinking lots the day before always worked for me 👌🏽

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Slowing down and breathing out a few short sharp breathy “ha” sounds was suggested by someone - it works well for me. 😃

happysouls
happysoulsGraduate

I just wanted to report back that I tried out a neckwarmer today and it seemed to help. It was a loose fleece one with an elastic top that can be pulled up over my face but without strangling me! I find buffs too tight. As soon as I got a stab of stitch I pulled it over my face and took a few warmer breaths for a while, slowing down my running at the same time. It eased each time and I didn't need to keep it over my face the whole time which I would have found pretty hot and uncomfortable. thought it worth a mention in case you continue suffering!

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