Hi all, I am a newbie and did W4R2 last night. Was a bit of a disaster; I got a stitch at the start of my first 5 min run and couldn't shake it for the rest of the workout. I did manage to finish but I wasn't paying attention to my pace or anything and ended up feeling very disappointed and sorry for myself.
Hilariously Laura mentioned in the next break that it was around this stage she started getting stitches - no kidding!
I tried deep breathing but it didn't help at all and the stitch was there until long after I was finished running.
I'm now a bit confused as I read these can be due to dehydration (it was very hot yesterday), but I've also read that they can be caused by drinking/eating within 2hrs before a run so I'm not sure how to balance the two. Does anyone have any magic cures or tips for preventing stitches? And is it true that you get less as you get fitter?